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Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« on: May 10, 2015, 08:29:29 PM »
A couple of other questions on my new precious keg...

-When cleaning the keg out (filling up with water and PBW), does the dip tube automatically fill and get cleaned out? Would I need to add gas to get the inside of the posts cleaned? The retailer mentioned not to really worry about taking them off to clean.

-Whilst I wait for my beer to finish, can I fill the keg with water to test out the gas lines, picnic faucet, etc?

Surely someone has carbonated water before.

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Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 08:34:02 PM »
I use a pump based keg cleaner, before that I would disassemble the keg and soak the parts inside. The dip tube sticks out a bit

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Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 08:35:02 PM »
You need to pump out some starsan after the pbw. PBW is only a cleanser - to have the keg sanitized you need to pump starsan out of the keg. It'll have the diptube, fittings and faucet beer ready.
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Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 09:03:11 PM »
Ever so often I take my kegs completely apart and soak the parts in hot PBW.  Mostly I just soak the PBW directly in the keg with a good hot rinse followed by starsan or iodophor for sanitizing. 

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Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 09:20:08 PM »
So pump or gas are my options.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2015, 09:30:48 PM by flbrewer »

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Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 10:10:39 PM »
I fill the keg completely with hot PBW and depress the dip tube poppets with the back of a screw bit.  A little liquid squirts out and I know they've filled up.  I usually soak for an hour.
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Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2015, 10:20:10 PM »
I fill the keg completely with hot PBW and depress the dip tube poppets with the back of a screw bit.  A little liquid squirts out and I know they've filled up.  I usually soak for an hour.

You know I read that on the instructions and it didn't work for whatever reason. The keg was nearly filled and I tried pressing down both poppets. Should I have only pushed down one?

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Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2015, 10:22:57 PM »
I'm mainly interested in the out tube.
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