Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > corney keg cleanliness
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
+HopSpunge+
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: buffalo, new york
Posts: 614
Liked 65 Times on 52 Posts

Default corney keg cleanliness

Say if I get done drinking a keg and its empty. And I have another batch of similar beer ready to go into that keg. Do you guys sanatize the keg? Or just rack the beer into it without doing anything. Theoretically it's still sanatized. If it were a different style of beer I would deffinatly clean it. But I have been making alot of the same latley; so I was thinking why bother......


+HopSpunge+ is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
Jeepinctbrewer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 530
Liked 26 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 232

Default

Normally I run some brewery wash threw the keg lines, and clean and sanitize the keg. And flush sanitizer threw the beer line


__________________
Primary- AHS our special holiday ale mini mash
Secondary- Northern brewer oatmeal stout mini mash
On tap- Redhook Esb clone
Bottled-Shining star pale ale
Jeepinctbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #3
alane1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South East Massachusetts
Posts: 807
Liked 204 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

I just rinse out the yeast and hop debris, I sanitize the keg about every 5 batches.the risk of contamination is pretty low at that point-fully fermented beer stored in the fridge.I mean do what you want, but most of the time I don't even bother.
alane1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
Cbaddad
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 562
Liked 107 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

A quick rinse and some star san is a nice insurance policy IMO. The one time you don't and get some sort of infection will be the last time you don't.
Cbaddad is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 12:03 AM   #5
jbaysurfer
Former future HOF Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,945
Liked 579 Times on 423 Posts
Likes Given: 1011

Default

I just find cleaning them is easier if I don't wait between batches. I HAVE done what you're asking about though, and not had any problems. But usually I open the keg, see the remainder of the yeast/sediment at the bottom and think..."Meh, may as well just clean it now" and it usually takes very little time or effort. I just rinse it down with hot water, dump the sediment, put another gallon of PBW mix in, shake it a few times, charge it, run it through the tap, rinse, put a gallon of starsan in, charge it, run it through the tap and it's clean sanitized and full. It probably only takes me a bit longer then typing this post actually took
__________________
Batch counter: 117 batches (11/29/11-5/22/15).
jbaysurfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,129
Liked 5938 Times on 4233 Posts
Likes Given: 1515

Default

I did that once or twice, but one time I went ahead and took off the posts and looked in the diptube. OMG- it was so gross that from then on I started breaking down the keg after each emptying. It takes like 10 minutes to do, so there isn't any reason not to.

If that doesn't bother you and the beer tastes great, then no reason to do that. It just really bothered me, so I do it all the time now.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 12:24 AM   #7
benco
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sherman, Texas
Posts: 326
Liked 31 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper
I did that once or twice, but one time I went ahead and took off the posts and looked in the diptube. OMG- it was so gross that from then on I started breaking down the keg after each emptying. It takes like 10 minutes to do, so there isn't any reason not to.

If that doesn't bother you and the beer tastes great, then no reason to do that. It just really bothered me, so I do it all the time now.
+1 it only takes a few minutes! It's not worth taking a chance!
benco is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 02:23 AM   #8
G-Hog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 334
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts

Default

I always clean my kegs between beers, but that's just me. It doesn't take that long.


G-Hog is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquarium Heater... Cleanliness... screamingcities General Techniques 10 05-20-2011 12:17 PM
A Brewing Hat for Cleanliness? beretta General Beer Discussion 39 12-01-2010 03:25 PM
Whole Hop Cleanliness hopdawg General Techniques 3 05-22-2009 05:50 PM
Cleanliness - new batch on top of old Slipgate Bottling/Kegging 4 07-06-2008 03:38 PM
Carboy Cleanliness abs2003 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-24-2006 04:39 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS