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Old 08-31-2010, 12:49 AM   #1
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I have a couple of used corny's. I plan on getting more. I will be doing kegging my first batch next week.

I assume I should soak the keg in oxyclean for a a couple days I should take the posts apart and soak them and the lid in oxyclean too.

I don't have a dip tube brush but would a gun cleaning brush I use for cleaning my .22 rifle work just as well? With a clean brush on it of course.



 
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:32 AM   #2
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Give it a shot. Just don't make the mistake of soaking it in Hoppes first. Can't even fathom how bad that would taste.

To test the size without buying a new brush, just stick the head of a .22 in there and see how the fit is.


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Old 08-31-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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I own guns and that solution for cleaning guns..well. See how well you can get it off, i'd buy a new brush would hate to have your keg taste like gun oil.

 
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:16 PM   #4
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Mine is a rod that is threaded on the end and you screw the brushes into it.

 
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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oh in that case just put a new brush into it. I usually have only seen them with metal brushes so not sure if the inside would get all scratched up

 
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:47 PM   #6
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Line brushes are cheap....save the brass brush for your barrel.

 
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:54 PM   #7
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Use a new brush...don't need lead residue in the cornies.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:07 PM   #8
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cleaning kits for camelbaks work pretty good

 
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #9
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No one sells line brushes locally and I won't be making an online order before I need to keg so I need to find an alternative.

They also sell stiff nylon brushes I think that screw on.

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