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Old 08-08-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
Feb 2010
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I've looked around a bit and can't find a photo of beerstone inside a keg so I'm hoping somebody can help.

I bought an old sanke keg that had what felt like 5 gallons of ancient coors light in it. Nasty stuff. I cut the top off of it to make a keggle. Inside I'm seeing streaky white crust that I'm assuming is beerstone. I don't know what else it could be but I thought I'd post a pic so somebody who has seen it before can confirm.

Thanks for the hand!

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Old 08-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
Mar 2010
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beer stone alright. use bar keepers friend with stainless wire brush, or green scrubber. or soak in powder brewery wash, or oxyclean type products. NO CHLORINE!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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Some form of acid based cleaner (Acid #5) will make the job much easier.

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Old 08-09-2010, 01:10 AM   #4
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Or you could do what I do and just not worry about it...
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)

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