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Old 02-14-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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I just got my first set of corny kegs in today. Everything is great about them except they smell like cola inside. Does anyone have any input on how to remove that cola smell? I didn't want to use anything on them that would affect the taste of the beer. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Take it completly apart and soak everything for 24 hours in Oxiclean. Works like a champ. Replace all gaskets.

 
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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Just clean them with a good, hot soak in PBW and change out the rubber O-rings. That'll do it. I also like to run a quart of diluted BLC (according to directions) through it.


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Old 02-14-2008, 04:00 PM   #4
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My personal experience is wash it two or three times really well. I then fill it up with hot water and add backing powder (sorry, I don't measure, just add) and let it sit over night. Dump, rinse/wash again and repeat if necessary.

 
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Take it completly apart and soak everything for 24 hours in Oxiclean. Works like a champ. Replace all gaskets.
+1, the only thing I don't use OC on is my draft system. Everything else gets the soak...
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:57 PM   #6
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no not baking powder....baking SODA. it works pretty good to remove cola odors.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:37 AM   #7
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My personal experience is wash it two or three times really well. I then fill it up with hot water and add backing powder (sorry, I don't measure, just add) and let it sit over night. Dump, rinse/wash again and repeat if necessary.
This is what I have done and it worked great. I used maybe a cup of baking soda.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:47 AM   #8
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I read that Oxiclean and PBW eats (carod, pit) stainless. For a short clean time would be ok but a 24 hour soak would hurt your kegs right? Or maybe I have no clue what I`m talking about.

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:08 AM   #9
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Quote:
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I read that Oxiclean and PBW eats (carod, pit) stainless. For a short clean time would be ok but a 24 hour soak would hurt your kegs right? Or maybe I have no clue what I`m talking about.

Let me know

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Nope, Diversol (Sani-Brew), eats stainless. PBW and Oxyclean are safe.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:17 AM   #10
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i fill keg with hot h2o and oxiclean and soak over night, swap all the o rings and poppets, sanitize the next day, turn over to drip dry, and then seal 'em up and hit 'em with a little gas if i'm not using immediately.

 
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