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Old 02-06-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
Sep 2007
Wilson Oklahoma
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I'm new to 5 gallon corny's so here's my question.

they are refurbished kegs from keg kits .com They look clean on the inside but when I bleed the pressure off of them the air smells like Diet Pepsi. Will this affect the beer that goes in them. How do I get rid of the smell.

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Old 02-06-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Most likely its the gaskets. They hold the soda stink. If all the gaskets are brand new, then you can soak the keg in oxiclean for a hour or so. That'll kill the smell.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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If you can smell it, you can taste it IMHO. I've heard that you can run the gaskets through the dishwasher to kill the smell, but I just bought new ones at my lhbs for about 3 bucks and was done with it.

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Old 02-06-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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+1 on the Oxi soak. I don't think I have bought a keg yet that didn't reek of soda.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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clean the dip tubes too. they might have cleaned the inside walls of the keg, but might have skipped the insides of the tubes.

if its a re-furb'd keg, ALL the o-rings were supposed to be replaced (2 dip tube, both post QD rings, and the keg lid o-ring)
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