Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Getting rid of unpleasant smell from corny keg lid
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
justabeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Troy, NY
Posts: 32
Default Getting rid of unpleasant smell from corny keg lid

We're getting ready to keg our first brew, and we're working with a ball-lock corny leg that was given to us. The liquid dip tube and the lid had a really nasty smell that I assumed was the o-rings, so I got rid of them. I just did an overnight PBW soak and the smell is gone from the dip tube, but the lid still has an awful, somewhat metallic scent. I'm not even sure how to describe it. Any ideas?


__________________
I'm just a beer geek!
@justabeergeek, justabeergeek.wordpress.com
bwh318 on Untappd.
justabeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
justabeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Troy, NY
Posts: 32
Default

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3861390376.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	51495


__________________
I'm just a beer geek!
@justabeergeek, justabeergeek.wordpress.com
bwh318 on Untappd.
justabeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
badbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: l.a., ca
Posts: 1,372
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

dip it in diluted vinegar for a day. I think it may remove that white crap too.

What's that hole in there?
badbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
justabeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Troy, NY
Posts: 32
Default

I'm assuming that is the hole for the pressure relief valve. Do you think Starsan would work just as well, or should I stick with vinegar?
__________________
I'm just a beer geek!
@justabeergeek, justabeergeek.wordpress.com
bwh318 on Untappd.
justabeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
justabeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Troy, NY
Posts: 32
Default

Oh, and that "white stuff" on the center is just because I took a picture while it was drying.
__________________
I'm just a beer geek!
@justabeergeek, justabeergeek.wordpress.com
bwh318 on Untappd.
justabeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
PantherCity
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 282
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I've never seen a plastic lid before. I know you can get new metal one here:
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Cate...ds%2FLid+Parts
PantherCity is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
badbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: l.a., ca
Posts: 1,372
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

starsan won't remove deep smells. Vinegar or another diluted acid is probably your best bet.
badbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #8
JRems
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mahopac, NY
Posts: 2,230
Liked 60 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

The only way I could get rid of the smell from a plastic lid was to soak it in a diluded bleach solution.
JRems is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
justabeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Troy, NY
Posts: 32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRems View Post
The only way I could get rid of the smell from a plastic lid was to soak it in a diluded bleach solution.
Yea, if I can't get the smell out with a 1/2 water 1/2 vinegar soak overnight, I'll do a bleach solution. How diluted should I make it? And is there any problem with soaking the metal along with it, or should I take off the metal parts?


__________________
I'm just a beer geek!
@justabeergeek, justabeergeek.wordpress.com
bwh318 on Untappd.
justabeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting acid smell out of a used keg _JP_ Bottling/Kegging 0 06-25-2011 08:00 PM
Rubber smell in Corny kegs bendavanza Bottling/Kegging 1 03-14-2010 03:22 PM
Sanke->Corny->Corny transfer Flyin Bottling/Kegging 8 02-05-2010 05:12 PM
sour smell in empty corny Pickngrin Bottling/Kegging 4 08-27-2009 08:11 PM
New 2.5 Gallong Corny - wierd smell BADS197 Bottling/Kegging 7 09-02-2008 05:44 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS