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Old 02-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Dumb question about to be asked. What is the proper way to clean a 5 gal keg. I watched a video and this guy got his whole arm in there. That won't work here.



 
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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I can get my arm in far enough to reach halfway. For the bottom I bought a good toilet brush (and everyone in the house knows it's ONLY for kegs).



 
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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I can get my arm in far enough to reach halfway. For the bottom I bought a good toilet brush (and everyone in the house knows it's ONLY for kegs).
Same here! Toilet brush. Keep it with your brewing stuff so it don't get accidentally used as a TOILET BRUSH! I stored mine under the kitchen sink for the longest time until I had to ask if my SWMBO has ever used it:-/ she said no, so I now store it with my brewing items just so nothing gets mixed up:-)
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Good call!

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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I'm skinny, I can reach to the bottom with a stainless scrubby. You can buy a cleaner that attaches to a drill.
http://www.kegcleaner.com/
I have the carboy cleaner version and they work well.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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Wow... I have yet to see keg soil that a good, hot cleaning soak and agitation wouldn't take care of.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
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Wow... I have yet to see keg soil that a good, hot cleaning soak and agitation wouldn't take care of.
I was thinking more about the first cleaning after buying one to refurbish. I soaked one in pbw overnight, then hit it with a stainless scrubby. The difference was night and day. Some of them are pretty gunky.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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Wow... I have yet to see keg soil that a good, hot cleaning soak and agitation wouldn't take care of.
That's all I do.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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It depends on how dirty it is. I have a keg brush and I also use a scrubber thing or a sponge. I always unscrew my posts and soak them good, use a dip tube brush, and re-lubricate all of the gaskets with a little Vaseline.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #10
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I'm skinny, I can reach to the bottom with a stainless scrubby. You can buy a cleaner that attaches to a drill.
http://www.kegcleaner.com/
I have the carboy cleaner version and they work well.
I use the same and it works well.


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