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LouBrew13

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I've cleaned and sanitized several times, had a couple of batches in it, and still smells like soda syrup. Any way to get rid of this?
 

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Nope, Ive never had a problem and have smelt the same thing on a couple of my kegs.

Did any of the batches taste off?
 
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That's just it they don't taste off. But last night I kegged a batch with loads of Amarillo and could not smell anything but the keg.
 

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I'm guessing, yes, but I'll ask: have you changed all the o-rings? Also, my kegs had plastic gas dip tubes that smelled like soda. I replaced those with new ones (Williams Brewing sells them - standard stainless won't fit.)
 
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Yep replaced all o rings and cleaned inside the tubes with a brush. Soaked overnight with baking soda and hot water initially and oxy clean prior to using. I have 4 but this one is just stubborn.
 

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You could try a vinegar/water dilution soak. Worth a shot
 

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I've had good luck removing odors with using two scoops of oxy-clean in warm/hot water in the keg. rinse well.
 

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You could also try some 5-star saniclean. I bought a bottle once thinking it was star san. Works pretty good knocking the odor down in fermentor buckets. Might help with your keg too.
 

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Oxy-clean always worked to clean my Kegs. Always odors less after 6-12 hours solution in. Rinse like well then sanitize
 
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