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Old 01-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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I have about a pint left in my keg and an aged beer in the carboy. Is it ok to refill my keg without cleaning it?


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Old 01-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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Are they the "same" beer? If not, I'd definitely clean it. But this is like asking if it's ok to wear the same pair of underwear two weeks in a row.

Could you do it? Sure.
Should you do it? Why would you?

At the very least just dump/rinse the keg. It definitely doesnt need to be completely torn down in between every beer.


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Old 01-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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I agree with the above totally.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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Don't be lazy clean the keg, would you drink a bottle and add beer without cleaning it...........Come on Man!
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Ok. I guess I'm being lazy. Will clean. My amber won't taste like my last IPA.
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And for the record, I DO change my underwear regularly.
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While you're at it, clean the line that keg was on too. I just use the solutions that are in the kicked keg to do that. So run the PBW from the keg through the line (has the added benefit of also cleaning the liquid dip tube, post and poppet), run some clean water through (after you rinse the keg out) and then some Star San solution. Longest part is usually the cleaning soak. Once that's done, and the keg is rinsed out, it's only a few minutes (tops) to do the rest of the steps.

BTW, I'm talking about running 1-3 quarts through the line for each step. No need to do more than that. Also, for the record, I do this for each keg that kicks and the line it was on. While it might be overkill to some, I've not had a single issue with any batches with this method.
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Yeah I would rinse the keg, then sanitize it. No need to break it down, but if your just pouring new beer in, your being lazy and risking your beer. It's best to clean your lines every so often any way, so mix up some starsan put in the keg, swril it around, then hook it up and run through the lines to clear them out. Takes all of 5-10 mins total.
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Eh Im guilty of not cleaning a keg before refilling once or five times. My justification (other than laziness)? CO2 is already purged in the entire headspace. I use paintball tanks so I dont like wasting CO2 (less refills).

But that is only when the beers are very similar, the kicked beer was great tasting (highly unlikely to have been infected), there is very little to no sediment, and I am in an ultra hurry to get somewhere.

Really not worth it. But the first step is admitting.
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Yeah, I would a least rinse the keg out to get rid of the sediment from the last beer.

I don't break my kegs down to clean and sanitize until they start to look iffy, but I always rinse them out between refills.


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