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Old 09-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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After receiving a keg with leftover soda, I've cleaned it twice. I can't get the soda smell out. How long can I soak it with a PBW solution? And are there any better products to remove smell?

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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PBW should work but you are going to have to replace all of the rubber gaskets too. That's where a lot of the smell comes from.

 
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Replace all the o-rings, and get a dip tube brush and use it...

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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it is not root beer?

that will never go away

I have used baking soda

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I had one I couldn't get the rootbeer smell out of even after changing the o-rings. I made 5 gallons of lemonade and used that keg now it no longer smells like rootbeer.
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I made 5 gallons of lemonade and used that keg now it no longer smells like rootbeer.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'm trying a weekend long soak in a PBW solution. Then I'll do the baking soda bath for a day. My cider should be done by then, so if those two things don't work, then hopefully the cider gets the smell out.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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PBW soak (2.5 days) and Baking Soda (a few hours) worked. Still a faint smell, but 99% gone. Anyone reading this in the future, use that method.

 
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