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Old 11-21-2009, 02:18 AM   #1
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I have a chance to get about 8 free 5 gallon corny kegs with hoses and taps. They do or did have soda syrup in them. I intend to dump the syrup, and rinse them. I want to kill anything living that might be in there. What is the best to use. I was thinking caustic, then a good water rinse.




 
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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I would get new gaskets. Then wash with oxy-clean or pbw and you will be in good shape, I think.



 
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:31 AM   #3
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+1 on gaskets for sure...

Oxiclean + hot water overnight .. 2 scoops for 5 gal ... unscented magic..

PBW is another, but Oxi is cheaper
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:43 AM   #4
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Also, disassemble all valves, springs, etc and let soak in a seperate bucket of oxyclean.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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LOL, admin altered thread topic. Wise, don't want people to think I am giving them away.

I am going to pick them up and clean them, but what do I do with all those cornies now?

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:07 AM   #6
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I'd fill 'em with beer. But that's just me.

 
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:14 AM   #7
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If I were you, I would send 8 of them to me for cleaning. When I am done I will send all 5 back to you. Nice and spiffy.

If you don't want to disassemble, pressurize and run a bleach water mix through. This will dissinfect the valves and hose.

Oh and get now gaskets. Fo' sho'.

 
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:25 AM   #8
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8 cornies is far too many for one person. 4 is plenty. You can keep 4, and send the rest to me (then I'll have 8)
Seriously, strip them down and replace the gaskets. Soak in OxiClean for a few hours, and rinse well. Then sanitize with Starsan or Iodophor before use.
I'd also try to keep the tops matched with the kegs they came with. I found that if you switch the tops, they sometimes leak.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:51 AM   #9
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8 cornies is far too many for one person. 4 is plenty.

I found that if you switch the tops, they sometimes leak.
what? i have 15 and at some point that won't be enough.

tell me about it. i have a few with bent tops or something that only like to seal with a peticular lid.

don;t leave bleach in for more then 15 minutes unless you want pitting (holes).

don't forget to scrub down the rubber ends and give a 'lil brasso rub-down. you'll never have to do it again in your lifetime and the beer/soda will feel a lot sexier.



 
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