Author Topic: Stains on the inside of my keg  (Read 1232 times)

Offline trapae

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Stains on the inside of my keg
« on: March 14, 2017, 01:21:12 PM »
I realized a couple weeks ago that one of my kegs has some linear brown stains on the inside. Looks like I probably stored it before it was completely dry. They are directly downward of the in and out holes. I cleaned it three times including a weeklong soak with PBW. However it looks the same.
Does anyone think this is a problem? I don't think it is rust but it has to be CLEAN after a week long soak in for PBW right? I don't want to have to buy new keg just cause I know that it doesn't look pretty on the inside.
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Re: Stains on the inside of my keg
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 04:15:28 PM »
Could be beerstone, try using some Beer Line Cleaner.
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Re: Stains on the inside of my keg
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 12:36:20 AM »
You shouldn't need to buy a new keg but you do want to remover the stains. Try a green scrubby tied to a long spoon after a hot PBW rinse. Beer line cleaner is a good suggestion too.

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Re: Stains on the inside of my keg
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 12:42:23 AM »
I would try scrubbing it with some Scotch-Brite No Scratch pads and Bar Keepers Friend.

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Re: Stains on the inside of my keg
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 12:44:39 AM »
You shouldn't need to buy a new keg but you do want to remover the stains. Try a green scrubby tied to a long spoon after a hot PBW rinse. Beer line cleaner is a good suggestion too.


I do the green scrubby zip tied to a long spoon thing semi regularly. Works great to scrub out tough stains on the bottom of the keg.
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Re: Stains on the inside of my keg
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 04:05:51 AM »
 I ended up using barkeepers friend and it worked great. Looks like new. Thanks.
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