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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 09:55:32 AM »
If you want I can mail you some ice cream . . .

Can you email me some?
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 10:18:11 AM »
If you want I can mail you some ice cream . . .

Can you email me some?

I'll just put this here and you can help yourself.

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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2013, 07:31:58 PM »
Not cool, Tom… The best I can get is from the grocery store. :-\
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2013, 08:50:38 PM »
If you want I can mail you some ice cream . . .

Can you email me some?

I'll just put this here and you can help yourself.



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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2013, 08:33:25 AM »
A friend of mine who flies out to Seattle for business regularly said that ice cream is rockin'. I told him next time see if he can meet the brewer.
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013, 08:54:24 AM »
I much rather eat ice cream then clean the kegs.
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2013, 10:40:50 PM »
A friend of mine who flies out to Seattle for business regularly said that ice cream is rockin'. I told him next time see if he can meet the brewer.
I'm only ever at the Phinney Ridge location, and my hours vary so it can be hard to catch me there.  Let me know next time though, and if he wants I can let him know when I'll be around.
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2013, 08:37:57 AM »
Cleaning kegs is such a PITA we have started taking them to another brewery to run them through their keg washer.  We clean them in batches and they come back clean, sanitized, pressurized, and ready to fill.  They sit like that until I fill them.

We have to deal with a couple guys like you. Damn it! ;)

Sometimes we clean/sani/purge. Sometimes we clean/sani/purge/fill. Depends what's going on. I much prefer the former.

You've already got Mobile Bottlers everywhere... a mobile keg washer may be the next big thing!
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2013, 10:24:26 AM »
^ I read this reply and immediately thought retirement job! With numerous breweries within an hour of my place, hmmm. Then it took ten seconds to imagine shelling out for a pump and sprayer and two holding tanks and supplies and fuel and maintenance... and then figure in the my customers are basically starving artists. I think that might not work too well

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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2013, 10:40:10 AM »
The keg washer thing would only make sense if keg washers cost $100k+ and if you needed a skilled person to operate/maintain/fix one. That is why the mobile bottling/canning stuff takes off like it does. You can buy a fully automatic keg washer for $25k and pay some guy minimum wage to run it and still be ahead of what it would take a mobile keg washing outfit to charge you so that they could stay in business....

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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2013, 10:48:01 AM »
The keg washer thing would only make sense if keg washers cost $100k+ and if you needed a skilled person to operate/maintain/fix one. That is why the mobile bottling/canning stuff takes off like it does. You can buy a fully automatic keg washer for $25k and pay some guy minimum wage to run it and still be ahead of what it would take a mobile keg washing outfit to charge you so that they could stay in business....

Just because it doesn't make sense, doesn't mean it won't be attempted...
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2013, 01:33:35 PM »
I think it depends on the market.  There are a lot of very small breweries in the Seattle area that can not afford a decent automated keg washer.  I'm sure many of them could use a truck stopping by once a week to clean 10 or 20 kegs.  Many bars pay to have their lines cleaned for them, many fewer do it in house, and the equipment for that is much cheaper than a keg washing rig.
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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2013, 02:28:13 PM »
  Many bars pay to have their lines cleaned for them, many fewer do it in house, and the equipment for that is much cheaper than a keg washing rig.

And many dont bother cleaning their lines at all

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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2013, 03:05:31 PM »
And many dont bother cleaning their lines at all
I should be cleaning my kegs? I did not know that.

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Re: Clean kegs
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2013, 03:26:52 PM »
And many dont bother cleaning their lines at all
I should be cleaning my kegs? I did not know that.


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