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Cleaning a keg?

Postby MrBoy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 21:18

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?

Postby GrowlingDog » Mon Sep 11, 2017 21:34

Oxi clean stuff.
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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Springer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 21:49

GrowlingDog wrote:Oxi clean stuff.


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

Postby MrBoy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 22:51

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?

Postby Northern Brewer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 23:26

This stuff is unperfumed and well cheap and is an oxy stain remover. I use it all the time, works a treat :)

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Maysie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 16:13

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).

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby INDIAPALEALE » Fri Oct 13, 2017 16:08

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

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby london_lhr » Fri Oct 13, 2017 19:31

You can get Sodium Percarbonate off Ebay.
It works really well for all cleaning.
PBW is basically 70% Sodium Percarbonate and 30% Sodium Metasilicate.
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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Springer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 19:49

That swimming pool stuff looks a bit powerful India, but think I will stick to PBW :D
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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby INDIAPALEALE » Sat Oct 14, 2017 07:28

Springer wrote:That swimming pool stuff looks a bit powerful India, but think I will stick to PBW :D
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That's why you only need a teaspoon in 25 litres and it works better than anything else.

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby HTH1975 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 08:50

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.

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Oldstunty » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:27

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!

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Springer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 13:28

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,
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:lol: made me smile,................................. I try not to buy things or bid on auctions when I have been drinking :)
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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Oldstunty » Sat Oct 14, 2017 14:36

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:

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby MrBoy » Sat Oct 14, 2017 16:42

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:

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Have you considered removing the window?

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Oldstunty » Sat Oct 14, 2017 17:30

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.

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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Springer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 19:41

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:
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Re: Cleaning a keg?

Postby Oldstunty » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:27

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:
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P.S. another good thread, what was it about? :D


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