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Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 21:18
by MrBoy
My mate brewed a keg for a party we had recently. I'm washing it out but there are stains and rings I cannot remove by just swishing water about, or even a long bottle cleaner poked through the neck.

Any tips what to do, since direct scrubbing is not possible?

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 21:34
by GrowlingDog
Oxi clean stuff.

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 21:49
by Springer
GrowlingDog wrote:Oxi clean stuff.


Yep. that would do, or maybe PBW if you want to spank it a bit more :o
S

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 22:51
by MrBoy
As in any old oxi product eg OxiClean Multi-Purpose Versatile Stain Remover 1.77 Lb.- 0.802Kg. (38 Loads) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005FQ1L1G/ ... Tzb66SM82F

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 23:26
by Northern Brewer
This stuff is unperfumed and well cheap and is an oxy stain remover. I use it all the time, works a treat :)

https://www.lidlcommunity.co.uk/t5/Prod ... cns-p/4173

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 16:13
by Maysie
I have had better experiences with PBW for keg cleaning than I have with Oxi. I have also had the dreaded Oxi-scale problem too due to very hard water, so now use PBW mostly. Shame it is so damned expensive compared to Oxi though!

There is also a 'flappy jay-cloth' attachment which fits onto the end of a cordless drill which works wonders too assuming you have access to the keg (ie if it is a corny).

(Great to see the malware warning screen has finally gone away!!).

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 16:08
by INDIAPALEALE
Try this. One teaspoon (no more) in 25 litres of warm water leave overnight and rinse. This will clean anything. I use it on my cornies.

https://swimmingpoolchemicals.co.uk/chl ... p-794.html

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 19:31
by london_lhr
You can get Sodium Percarbonate off Ebay.
It works really well for all cleaning.
PBW is basically 70% Sodium Percarbonate and 30% Sodium Metasilicate.

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 19:49
by Springer
That swimming pool stuff looks a bit powerful India, but think I will stick to PBW :D
S

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 07:28
by INDIAPALEALE
Springer wrote:That swimming pool stuff looks a bit powerful India, but think I will stick to PBW :D
S


That's why you only need a teaspoon in 25 litres and it works better than anything else.

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 08:50
by HTH1975
I’ve just moved over to PBW after having white residue issues with oxyclean. Should’ve done this ages ago. It’s £4 locally for a tub that makes 120 gallons.

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:27
by Oldstunty
london_lhr wrote:You can get Sodium Percarbonate off Ebay.
It works really well for all cleaning.
PBW is basically 70% Sodium Percarbonate and 30% Sodium Metasilicate.


I bought some sodium metasilicate to add to oxiclean ( a recipe I found online for PBW).
A drunken ebay purchase has gifted me with 25 kilos of the stuff! At 1/3 per tub of oxiclean,
I'm good for about 30 years of cleaner :doh:
In my defence, love, it was cheaper than 20 kg with p and p.
I'm getting used to sleeping on the sofa!

Cheers,
Jon.

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 13:28
by Springer
Oldstunty wrote:
A drunken ebay purchase has gifted me with 25 kilos of the stuff! At 1/3 per tub of oxiclean,
I'm good for about 30 years of cleaner :doh:
In my defence, love, it was cheaper than 20 kg with p and p.
I'm getting used to sleeping on the sofa!

Cheers,
Jon.


:lol: made me smile,................................. I try not to buy things or bid on auctions when I have been drinking :)
S

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 14:36
by Oldstunty
Me and Mrs Stunty bought an american style fridge on a boozy Sunday night.
Didn't even think about whether or not it would fit in the kitchen.
Turned up Monday morning, about 7.30am!
Looks nice in the corner of the living room :doh:

Cheers,
Jon

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 16:42
by MrBoy
Oldstunty wrote:Me and Mrs Stunty bought an american style fridge on a boozy Sunday night.
Didn't even think about whether or not it would fit in the kitchen.
Turned up Monday morning, about 7.30am!
Looks nice in the corner of the living room :doh:

Cheers,
Jon
Have you considered removing the window?

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 17:30
by Oldstunty
We got it into the house easy enough ( I say 'we', the delivery drivers), it's just the space where the
old fridge lived was a tad narrower.

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 19:41
by Springer
Ebay deals, shouldn't grumble never had a bad sell and alot of good buys. :thumb:
Once bought a machine in the Lake District, for a nice price :D thought it was 150 miles away, suggested to Mrs. S. a day out and nice meal. :thumb: She jumped at it. In hindsight thougt it was going a bit belly up when I started to make the bacon sandwiches for "the meal", went completely belly up when the destination turned out to be another 75 miles further, times two. :doh: 450 miles in my old Escort van :doh:
Well the big turning point was on the way home, when the gritters were out with snow ploughs, on the M6, thought it might turn out to be a nice night out in a village hall, she was not pleased," but look in the back of the van, nice deal" :evil: :lol:
Ebay................. always double check the distance these day, especially in February and try to let Mrs. S. know what she is signing up for. :hmm:
S
P.S. another good thread, what was it about? :D

Re: Cleaning a keg?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:27
by Oldstunty
Springer wrote:Ebay deals, shouldn't grumble never had a bad sell and alot of good buys. :thumb:
Once bought a machine in the Lake District, for a nice price :D thought it was 150 miles away, suggested to Mrs. S. a day out and nice meal. :thumb: She jumped at it. In hindsight thougt it was going a bit belly up when I started to make the bacon sandwiches for "the meal", went completely belly up when the destination turned out to be another 75 miles further, times two. :doh: 450 miles in my old Escort van :doh:
Well the big turning point was on the way home, when the gritters were out with snow ploughs, on the M6, thought it might turn out to be a nice night out in a village hall, she was not pleased," but look in the back of the van, nice deal" :evil: :lol:
Ebay................. always double check the distance these day, especially in February and try to let Mrs. S. know what she is signing up for. :hmm:
S
P.S. another good thread, what was it about? :D


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