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Old 08-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
Oct 2011
Kingston, Jamaica
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I finally got my hands on a CO2 tank yesterday and it is filled but not the cleanest (quite dusty). Is this somethign I need to worry about regarding sanitation (ie do I need to clean/sanitise the valves)?

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
Feb 2009
Fuquay Varina, NC
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I would give it a decent wipe down to get rid of surface gunk. Other than that, not much is going to survive in a pure CO2 environment so I wouldn't worry about sanitizing all the valves and everything. I don't sanitize the gas lines going into my keg. Just make sure it's not going to blow the surface dirt/dust into your beer.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
Feb 2011
Yorba Linda, CA
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Agreed, just make sure to wipe any surface dust out of the valve. Other than that you don't need to worry about sanitizing anything.

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