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Old 05-07-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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What is the proper concentration of oxyclean for cleaning newly acquired kegs?


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I use 1 scoop and fill the keg with extremely hot water. I let it soak for 24 hours, then rinse really, really well. Some people use less Oxy, but a scoop works well for me.


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I use 1 scoop and fill the keg with extremely hot water. I let it soak for 24 hours, then rinse really, really well. Some people use less Oxy, but a scoop works well for me.
I like you do for Duration of cleaning instead of Concentration of cleaner.
  1. I rinse.
  2. 1 Scoop of Oxyclean But I use COOL water
  3. Sit 24 hours
  4. Rinse witrh HOT water
  5. when time to use Rinse again with hot StarSan


The reason I use cool water is because I read that some this type of cleaner (Percarbonate) can leave a film (crystalize) if the concentration is t0o high in the same way you get water drops from hard water.

So by using a lower concentration and cool water I avoid that.

The double Rinse with HOT water insures there is no cleaner left around to screw up your beer.

I think I read this in John Palmers Book "How to Brew" but I am unsure...
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