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Old 03-11-2011, 03:21 AM   #1
mrussell345
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Feb 2011
Buffalo, New York
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I got five kegs off craigs list, very cheap but they were very dirty. I cleaned with hot water and lysol to remove the crud on the outside, four of them were pretty clean in the inside, most had pop syrup still in there. One of them was nasty and had a rag inside, the walls also have some gunk that's hard to remove, I think I'll toss this and keep the parts.
Right now the four good ones are soaking in PBW for the night, just wondering what else I should do to these, I'll prob rinse tomorrow and then go right to starsan then store.. Anything else?

Thanks in advance.



 
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:41 AM   #2

Hot PBW for a day then inspect, that's what I would do. I bet you will be fine.



 
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:48 AM   #3
ArcaneXor
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I do Hot PBW -> Boiling water -> StarSan. If I still don't trust the keg, I do the same thing again.

 
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
mwmoose152
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Noob question: What is PBW?

 
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
mrussell345
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PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash)
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f148/fiv...y-wash-119344/

 
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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I made by own homemade PBW.... OxyClean + TSP = cheap PBW.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/home...eneral-182939/

-=Jason=-



 
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