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Old 08-22-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Keg Cleaning - the overhaul

How often do you break down your kegs to clean them?

Between batches I have been cleaning with PBW and flushing through a couple times with the PBW solution and then clean water. But how often should I pull the dip tubes and valves off to clean them more thoroughly?



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Old 08-22-2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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i've used mine for over a year now, i just make sure i send sanitizer through the whole setup everytime i clean em...haven't noticed any problems yet. i think the big thing is just making sure you clean/sanitize em before anything has time to set up shop in there....weeks on end without cleaning and you'll prolly have to rip em down and rebuild with all the nasties hiding in there.
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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I break them down between batches. Luckily I have enough kegs to keep on tap and cleaning at the same time.

On Tap -
  1. 3 year old Oak Aged Bourbon Porter
  2. Irish Red Rye
  3. Robust Porter
  4. Russian Imperial Stout
  5. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Citra
  6. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Centennial
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