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BrianMac

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Just received 2 new ball lock corny kegs.
My question is they seemed to be coated with an oil or some waxy coating, what should I clean them with?
If it helps the we're purchased from AIH.
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Brian
 

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I soaked mine in hot water and PBW. then i used a toilet scrubber (new) and brushed the inside. Rinse and sanitize and there good to go.
 
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I just soak w: BBrite in hot water (1tbsp/ga) for about an hour. I also pressurize and flush the dip tube w/ the BBrite solution.
I then rinse w/ cold water and also flush through the dip tube.
If I'm not going to use right away I give them a quick rinse w/ StarSan.


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I would tear them all down, Pull posts, poppit valves and tubes etc, give them a good cleaning also. Check all O rings and lube them up. I add Star San, pressurize and run it out the out post and pressure relief valve. The keg is purged, sanatized and ready to fill.
 
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Great advice guys. I was thinking about giving the a douse of orange cleaner to cut the oil, then a bbrite or pbw and starsan treatment.
 

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TSP is a good cleaner for residual fabrication oils and gunk. Rinse afterward with warm water. Your could then PBW if you're paranoid like me. Then starsan, pressurize as others have described above.

I also like to break everything down and soak separately in all solutions as above and then reassemble while dripping with starsan. Keglube, of course, on all orings.
 
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