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Old 12-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I got my gift from my parents the other day which happened to be a kegging system(Awesome!!!!). Anyways, the keg is obviously a reconditioned one, but it did not look like it was cleaned at all. There is a ring of gunk kinda in it and it still smells of a previous soda in it. The keg itself is from Dr. Pepper. What do you guys normally to when you get these kegs to clean it? Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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I would emai/call keg connection. They claim all there kegs come clean and tested. All 6 of the ones I have got from them have been.
If in fact they still smell of soda, then need to be soaked in how water & oxyclean and all O-rings and seals need to be replaced.
But I would start by called keg connection. They are great to work with and will make it right. Perhaps they missed cleaning yours.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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Thanks. I emailed them tonight. Will await a response. I am going to let the keg soak in water/oxyclean overnight and see what happens tomorrow.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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Make sure you clean them. I just ordered a four pack, which are supposed to be soaked and cleaned. However, I could see a small amount of brown liquid in the keg when I opened it up to clean it. (Yeah, even though they were supposed to be cleaned, I was going to be sure - good thing.) It smelled strongly of Pepsi. Used the PBW, allowed it to soak for a time, then scrubbed it. When I turned it upside down to empty it, a dead tree leaf came out as well. Don't get me wrong, I've bought several things from keg connection and they've been great to deal with. However, the only way to make sure anything is clean is to clean it yourself...

 
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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All four of mine arrived cleaned with no smell and pressurized. Just to be safe I gave them a good cleaning.

 
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:09 PM   #6
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Mine was pressurized as well, just had a sweet syrup smell and a ring of junk around it. I just filled it back up with hot water and oxyclean and will let it soak. I took a rag to the gunk line pretty well. Will see tomorrow.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:38 AM   #7
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I just bought a single keg from them a few weeks ago and it looks & smells clean. Obviously I'll be giving it a good cleaning and sanatize but there was no visible nastiness.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:07 AM   #8
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I would hold off with cleaning them to see what they say.

If you do have to clean it I would suggest scrubbing it down and rinsing it with hot water a few times then fill it with a hot oxiclean/PBW solution to soak overnight. You will most likely have to replace all 5 o-rings if they have been over looked as the soda smells are impossible to remove from them.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:25 PM   #9
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I would just clean it, I'm not sure what you expect them to do , have you return yours for a cleaned one. Perhaps one got by them. Everyone loves to send emails, when its just easier to call them. Trust me on that. Perhaps they will give you a little something for your trouble.

As for replacing the orings, yes you should. Their websites doesn't say they been replaced. Only cleaned , lubricated and pressure tested. They supply you with the oring so you can replace them if you want. I would suggest doing so that all the soda smell can be removed.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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my 3 were clean. faint odor.

i'd just clean it.

 
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