Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Keg Cleaning Question
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
Apoxbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 539
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Keg Cleaning Question

So the keg I got and converted into a keggle had apparently been sitting empty for quite some time. It had a major layer of some seriously stubborn beer grime. I had to fill it with the oxy cleaner for a couple hours and use a scotch-brite just to get the junk off the walls. Even then, I still couldn't get the layer of junk off the bottom of the keg. I have it soaking with plain water and a little dish detergent overnight and will attack it again tonight.

That said, I thought the walls were clean, they're now smooth and look good, but I noticed when I rubbed my fingers across them, I'd get this black residue on them. I thought that odd and to check took a paper towel and wiped it over the walls and also got some sort of black residue.

Anyone know what this is and how I get rid of it? Anyone have other suggestions for getting that amazingly impenetrable layer of beer grime on the bottom of the keg off?

I know starsan isn't good for stainless... but i was thinking like maybe just 20 minutes on the bottom of the keg would eat through that grime layer. I don't want to cause any damage though.


Apoxbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
BendBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 3,169
Liked 76 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

I would let the Oxyclean work for 24 hours. Go heavy on it.


BendBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
joeybeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 524
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default

I put a scoop of oxyclean in 5gals of hot water, and left it in a seriously skunky keg overnight, and it was good to go the next day !
__________________
Kegged :
15 gallons of Yellow Bucket Light
~1 gallon of Little Miss Muffet Cider

Fermenter :
12 gallons of Under Pressure Brown Ale
5 gallons of Dead Guyish IPA for a competition
joeybeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 05:18 PM   #4
Apoxbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 539
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

what about the black residue? what's that? i was worried it was some sort of oxidation from the oxyclean...
Apoxbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #5
zman
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
zman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver.
Posts: 2,615
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

get some PBW and do a soak with it. It removes damn near anything
__________________
www.kroc.org
zman is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
BoxofRain
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 487
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I would fill that puppy up. Add 5 scoops of oxyclean and let it sit for 24 hours. Rinse it out a few times. Fill it up again and do a 13 gallon boil for an hour.
__________________
Tap 1: VeedVacker Hefeweizen
Tap 2: EdWort's Haus Pal Ale
Tap 3: Penny Lane British Bitter
Kegged: Bourbon Barrel Porter
Primary 1: Cascadian Dark Ale
Primary 2: Stormchaser Pale Ale
On Deck:, ???


FIXED GRIP BREWERY
We'll knock your legs right out from under you...
BoxofRain is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #7
Apoxbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 539
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

sweet. thanks gents. will do!!!


Apoxbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about Keg cleaning EZFrag Equipment/Sanitation 7 01-16-2011 01:06 AM
Question Re: Cleaning Carboy zyx345 Equipment/Sanitation 4 09-21-2010 01:11 PM
Cleaning mildew question. ρMσ Equipment/Sanitation 13 03-18-2010 01:25 PM
Cleaning Question kjung Equipment/Sanitation 4 06-29-2008 10:37 PM
Question About Cleaning After Fermentation. mhdfj2 Equipment/Sanitation 3 03-21-2008 11:35 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS