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Title: Polishing kegs
Post by: pitbull on January 08, 2011, 07:11:06 PM
Hey guys, new member here from PDX Oregon. Been brewing for a couple of years now (all grain). I brew on a home made version of the brutus 10. I use full size kegs for my kettles. I have seen brewers using the same kegs but they are really polished up nice. How do you guys do that? Any help would be appreciated. And I apologize if the question has already been asked.
pitbull
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: Hokerer on January 08, 2011, 07:18:32 PM
Here's an earlier thread that started with a pic of shiny kegs and someone asked how he did it...

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=809.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=809.0)
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: tumarkin on January 08, 2011, 07:21:10 PM
Don't know how high a polish you want, but Bar Keepers Friend and a green scrubbie pad will give you a good start. I've used this to really clean up corny kegs.

Might not be as high a polish as you want, but it's an easy start. To go much beyond that, I'd imagine you'd want  a polishing wheel or pad on a power drill. Keep going with finer & finer grit paper and then finer polishing compounds.
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: pitbull on January 08, 2011, 07:24:20 PM
Thanks guys, that helps a lot. Where do you get the Bar Keepers Friend?
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: Hokerer on January 08, 2011, 07:38:46 PM
Thanks guys, that helps a lot. Where do you get the Bar Keepers Friend?

Bar Keepers Friend should be available in most any grocery store in the polishes/cleaners aisle.
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: jeffy on January 08, 2011, 08:06:53 PM
Don't know how high a polish you want, but Bar Keepers Friend and a green scrubbie pad will give you a good start. I've used this to really clean up corny kegs.

Might not be as high a polish as you want, but it's an easy start. To go much beyond that, I'd imagine you'd want  a polishing wheel or pad on a power drill. Keep going with finer & finer grit paper and then finer polishing compounds.

Mark knows what he's talking about.  His wife is polish.
ba dum tum
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: beerocd on January 09, 2011, 12:53:08 AM
I read about soda blasting your keg to get it super clean. You stick your air nozzle in a slit in a tube, and you aim one end at your keg and stick the other end in a box of arm and hammer baking soda. So you make a 7 with the hose, the air gun comes in and you got a T looking thing. Bottom of the T goes in the box, the 7 aims at the keg and you shoot. Hose away the mess.

I'm gonna need to find pics to explain this aren't I?  :-\

Edit:
(http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/6.JPG)
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on January 10, 2011, 02:26:25 AM
Yep.

Sounds like "fuzzy logic"  ;D
Title: Re: Polishing kegs
Post by: etbrew on January 10, 2011, 10:21:49 PM
I read about soda blasting your keg to get it super clean. You stick your air nozzle in a slit in a tube, and you aim one end at your keg and stick the other end in a box of arm and hammer baking soda. So you make a 7 with the hose, the air gun comes in and you got a T looking thing. Bottom of the T goes in the box, the 7 aims at the keg and you shoot. Hose away the mess.

I'm gonna need to find pics to explain this aren't I?  :-\

Edit:
(http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/6.JPG)

Did you try that?  I would think it wouldn't create enough vacuum to suck the powder up. If it did you'd empty that box in a matter of seconds and wouldn't have a shiny anything...just some thick baking soda fog...