Author Topic: Foam cleaning system tank REUSE as carbonation keg  (Read 1425 times)

Offline harrygallegos

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Foam cleaning system tank REUSE as carbonation keg
« on: December 08, 2014, 11:43:15 am »


HI EVERYONE, I SAW ONE OF THESE IN A JUNK YARD AND I WAS WONDERING IF IT COULD BE USED AS A CARBONATION TANK, JUST LIKE A CORNY KEG. THEY ARE PRETTY SIMILAR, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF SOMEONE HAS EVER TRIED IT, OR THINK IT MAY WORK.

IT'S THERE WAITING, FOR A VERY LITTLE PRICE, LIKE 70 DOLLARS OR SOMETHING. FOR STAINLESS STEAL, I SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?

THANKS FOR ALL FEEDBACK.

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Re: Foam cleaning system tank REUSE as carbonation keg
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 02:26:51 pm »
I know it's stainless, but I couldn't see myself reusing something that had those chemicals in it. Especially when regular kegs can be bought for not much more.
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Re: Foam cleaning system tank REUSE as carbonation keg
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 02:37:55 pm »
I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT TOO. I FORGOT TO MENTION IT IS THREE TIMES LARGER IN CAPACITY THAN A CORNY. DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ? MAYBE IF I CLEAN IT THOROUGHLY?

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Re: Foam cleaning system tank REUSE as carbonation keg
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 02:44:28 pm »
I think you could AT LEAST use it as a cleaner/sanitizer work horse. With a good cleaning, you should be able to remove any chemical residues, as long as those residues (or residual water, etc) haven't corroded the interior.

I would check the inside for pitting or rouging. Ideally, you'd want to check if it seals under low pressure (5 psi or so).

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Re: Foam cleaning system tank REUSE as carbonation keg
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 03:01:46 pm »
If you can get it really clean I'd think about using it as a fermenter. if it's got a 15+ gallon capacity it would be perfect for 10-12 gallon batches.
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