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Old 01-21-2012, 01:25 AM   #11
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I have had mine for about 3 weeks and love it. I got it on one of Morebeer's deals of the day and could not be happier. Admittedly, I only use it for cleaning & sanatizing kegs and better bottles, but I am absolutely in love with this thing. No more soaking and doing the wash cloth trick on my grimy BBs, no more letting my kegs soak with 5 gallons of PBW in them. I've always been careful about getting the collar seated as indicated by the instructions above and have never had a problem. I've probably cleaned about 10 Kegs and a half a dozen better bottles.

Only using a gallon of water for cleaning and another for sanitizing makes this an absolute win in my book. I don't use glass carboys, so I cannot speak to the issues some of you have expressed, but for what I use it for, I couldn't be happier.

BTW, Mark, I see you are over in Tigard. Glad to support a local business. Cheers from PDX, and thanks for what IMO is a great product.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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Mark, thanks for your response. Good to see you supporting your product!

PDX; how do you use only 2 gallons? Do you rinse the PBW? Right now, i'm using 1 gallon or so to clean, and 3 or so to do rinses, then 1 for sanitizing.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:45 AM   #13
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Thanks for coming on to discuss, Mark. I looked at the DIY options, but I decided to save some effort and buy your product. It's worked really well for me so far.

That being said, I'm keeping a cautious eye on those snap tabs. They may be more sturdy than they look, but the whole thing is kinda riding on those little bits of plastic.

If you have any other advice on how to use or improve the product, please let us know.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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I picked one up as well. I cleaned several corny kegs and two 6.5 gallon carboys without any stability issues. As Mark stated, once the parts snap together it is very solid.

Add another happy customer.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:11 PM   #15
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FYI, Morebeer has this as their deal of the day today, $89 w/ free shipping.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #16
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Looking to pick one of these up this week or next. Does it have some kind of drain? If I wash with pbw, what's the best way to rinse. Do I need to rinse the washer first?

 
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:52 PM   #17
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No drain unfortunately. I was going to add one. It isn't hard to tip it to dump though.

I run a batch with PBW, then 2-3 more with water. That seems to do it.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #18
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I built my own keg washer with a 6.5 gallon bucket, a cheap 1HP sump pump from Harbor Freight, and a few PVC fittings. It works VERY well and I also added QD hookups for the gas and liquid dip tubes to blast them out while the wand is spraying. I cleaned out about 10 kegs with it the other day while I was doing some other stuff in the garage. Just a gallon of hot PBW solution and left them on there for maybe 5 minutes each, and they come out looking absolutely pristine no matter how grimy they were before.

 
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:33 PM   #19
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Mark By the looks of the pictures above (fist page).. You could have your molder add coring or mill out just above the step where the clip sits. By the looks of it the clip would then slip threw above the step and not come dialoged as easy and you would know if it was locked.

 
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #20
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Quick question for those with the Mark II, what are the steps you use to clean and sanitize. Right now (without the Mark II) I rinse the keg or carboy with water, then use OxyClean, then StarSan. Would you follow the same process?
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