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Re: keg cleaning
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2011, 12:04:48 PM »
As soon as a keg is empty, I rinse with hot water and clean with PBW.  I pressurize it and put on a Post It with the date.  That way, when I go to use the keg, if it doesn't have pressure I know it's leaky.  About every 4th or 5th use I break it down for cleaning.

The pressurizing and dating is a good idea. Mind if I adopt it?
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Re: keg cleaning
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2011, 12:06:53 PM »
Be my guest!  When I go to use them, I use the ones with the oldest dates first.
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Re: keg cleaning
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2011, 01:43:32 PM »
Once it kicks, just leave the CO2 pressure in the keg and it will be fine for months.  Not much is going to grow in there with just a CO2 environment - I've left them for months and never seen any sign of something growing in any of my kegs.  Even after that long a pbw soak cleans them up just fine, although I recently built a keg cleaning rig that makes it go much faster.  I break mine down completely each time but lots of people don't with no problems.

I accidently left one sitting in my basement with about a half gallon of oatmeal stout in the bottom, from the first weekend in October until February 16th.
Inside, it looked like I had just left it down there, the other day.
Nothing funky, at all.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2011, 01:49:39 PM by Kit B »
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