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Offline Thirsty_Monk

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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2012, 07:27:00 PM »
challange for homebrewer is to build cleaning aparadus.
once you have PBW and SaniClean are your friends.
i have a sump pump I use to clean kegs and carboys now, wouldn't you just have to hook a sanke fitting on the end and pump the pbw in and let it drain from the gas fitting?  Or am I missing something?  It won't be as slick as a commercial one and it might take a while to clean/rinse/sanitize, but on a homebrew scale it might not be a big deal.
No, you are right.
I posted pics of mine keg cleaner here:
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=10006.0

Homebrew version can be simpler because you do not have to clean 40 kegs a pop.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2012, 07:29:26 PM »
i would think that would be right, i am not sure if you have to take the sankey valve out or not.
No you would not take the valve out.

4 minutes with 140F PBW should do the cleaning.
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Smoked Bock
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American Brown Ale
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2012, 07:34:06 PM »

The only issue I have is customer service.

Tell me more...
I haven't received a reply yet.  Have you had another issue?

Response is slow. I have one leaky valve (can not use the keg) and never got answer (kegs have 3 years warranty).
I never got valve tightening tool that I paid for.

All that said. I do like the kegs and I am thinking of buying 24 more 1/4 BBL kegs.
Looking at old invoices there is a handling fee on every order.
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Bohemian Dark Lager
Smoked Bock
MaiBock
American Brown Ale
Marzen
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2012, 07:56:06 PM »
challange for homebrewer is to build cleaning aparadus.
once you have PBW and SaniClean are your friends.
i have a sump pump I use to clean kegs and carboys now, wouldn't you just have to hook a sanke fitting on the end and pump the pbw in and let it drain from the gas fitting?  Or am I missing something?  It won't be as slick as a commercial one and it might take a while to clean/rinse/sanitize, but on a homebrew scale it might not be a big deal.
You'll just need to take out the check valves (gas and beer) and you're good to go.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2012, 09:05:48 AM »
I found this in a web search today.

http://www.kegglebrewing.com/

They have new 10 and 15 gallon kegs which are spendy.  Thought I would share...
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2012, 09:31:14 PM »
Slightly cheaper here, but check the shipping and handling.

http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_44
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2012, 09:58:33 AM »
I got a quote from Plastic Kegs America.
For 10 kegs it was $920 or $92 per keg but shipping for me from California to Ontario was $404.

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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2012, 05:47:46 PM »
Which size?
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2012, 06:52:37 PM »
50 L. I do 23 L batches so two batches would be close to perfect for that size.