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Old 01-30-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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Hey I'm about to start kegging my first beer once it finishes fermenting. What's the best way to clean and sanitize the keg for the first time? And also what about after each beer is drank.

 
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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Here are a few videos, this is how I started.



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Old 01-31-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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I fill it full of PBW/water.
Let it sit for a half hour.
Hit it with a brush, and hook up a beer disconnect to my racking cane/tubing. Suck PBW solution back and forth through the dip tube.
Rinse.
Fill with Iodaphor/water.
Let it sit for 10 min.
Dump.
Rack beer and put on the cap.
Carb up.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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hook up a beer disconnect to my racking cane/tubing. Suck PBW solution back and forth through the dip tube.
I like it, I just flush with my faucet but this seems easy and more thorough.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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I rigged up one of these with spare parts and a couple things from the LHBS.
I run all the water used in the cleaning process thru the posts and dip tubes this way. I use all hot water so I think the tubes/posts/poppets all get a pretty good cleaning - if you're going to use the water any way, might as well run it through them the same way the beer comes out
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:09 AM   #8
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I rigged up one of these with spare parts and a couple things from the LHBS.
I run all the water used in the cleaning process thru the posts and dip tubes this way. I use all hot water so I think the tubes/posts/poppets all get a pretty good cleaning - if you're going to use the water any way, might as well run it through them the same way the beer comes out
Would make a good DIY thread!

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #9
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I use a fountain pump with a PVC pipe on the discharge side. Set the rig in the bottom of a 15 brew kettle, keg goes inverted over the pipe, turn the pump on and walk away. The fluid sprays into the bottom of the keg and drains out through the bung back into the barrel. I generally do several at once, starting with hot water, then transition to a cleaning / sanitizing agent and lastly with very hot water again to rinse. By using very hot water in the last stage, they dry almost instantly. It also gets your brew kettle clean at the same time. Cheap fountain pumps are a dime a dozen at Harbor Freight.

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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I rigged up one of these with spare parts and a couple things from the LHBS.
I run all the water used in the cleaning process thru the posts and dip tubes this way. I use all hot water so I think the tubes/posts/poppets all get a pretty good cleaning - if you're going to use the water any way, might as well run it through them the same way the beer comes out
That thing's sweet! The picture is pretty tiny, but is it just tubing, stainless "T", gas and liquid disconnects, garden hose adapter and some clamps?
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