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ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 831
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well its brew season again and my last keg phissed at me minutes ago..I dont usually hit it this early but I am cleaning kegs and knew it was near the bottom...
I do have one question.. I started to clean some of my other kegs last week and left a strong solution of oxyclean in the bottom of them and it seems to have left a deposit or corosion? I have used a scotchbrite pad and most of it is gone... Refresh my memory. What does oxyclean do if left in SS ?

I am going to brew that DCIPA first as I have had the grain ground since march.. the yeast is warming up now and had a Best by date of July!!
I know I'm a smuck

Thanks
Elk
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 3610
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"What does oxyclean do if left in SS ? "...nothing that I've ever seen. But I don't generally leave it for more than a few hours.

Now get brewin'!
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 1037
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Somebody here had the same problem with their bottles and were using too much Oxyclean for the amount of water. Don't remember the solution (pun \ ) though.

Just make a starter with the yeast and you'll be fine. Brew on.

(Message edited by vancebarnes on September 29, 2004)
 

ScottDeW
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Username: Scott

Post Number: 158
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I get lazy and leave Oxyclean in a carboy or keg, I get those little deposits. I typically get rid of them with a vinegar rinse.

Yeah, I'm lazy.
Scott
http://texanbrew.com
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 832
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Put the elk up last week and will do a little sod in the backyard next week. I will be feeding those yeasts in a few and will brew Denny's brew next week. I am lazy and hate cleaning stuff. Partly because I am anal and do it right. I always remember Bill P's words that "brewing is 90% cleaning" and 10% work or whatever he said.
Looks like the board is in fine shape and I will try to read up on the logs before I post any more stupid questions. For all you new guys I can promise you 2 things around here. 1 you will get fast educated answers to your questions and 2 you will spend more time and money on this hobby than you thought.
I am still standless and brew with:
Converted kegs, SS braided screens, rect cooler MT, Dual propane burners, 11 gal batches, gravity fed., IC, 2-1/2 gal split yeast starters/11 gal., Starsan, I use O2, n kegs
ELK
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 3613
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, ELK, a tip, and please don't take it wrong...if you wanna do it right, don't leave cleaner in your kegs for a week! More isn't always better!
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 2296
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 07:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I clean kegs I wash with OxyClean or PBW, rinse with hot water, then rinse with Star San. So there is no way to end up with cleaner in the keg, only sanitizer. And I am terminally lazy.
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 833
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I normally wash stuff in one session but sometimes you don't finish and they hang around for more time than I care to admit. What a great wife I have she rarely complains. I take the kegs apart and wash with oxyclean and then rinse with hot water and then starsan and then put some co2 in and burp them leaving some in to lower the O2 content and seal them. I put saran wrap on the top over the posts and cover with a plastic grocery bag till I use them maybe a year later.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 3616
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 09:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, sounds like a good routine in general. I know what ya mean about how things get away from you sometimes, though. Is it a white deposit in the kegs? Is so, some sort of acid should take care of it. I use something like CLR on mine when that happens.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

PaulK
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Username: Paulk

Post Number: 118
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 09:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had some serious mineral deposits inside a keg after a forgotten week long soak with Oxyclean. They were sharp hard crystals that made the inside of the keg feel like sandpaper. Vinegar didn't work but CLR did.
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 836
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used scotch brite. I must have had a mild case of the crystals but it did feel like sandpaper.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 1906
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I find alot of cleaners if left will cause minerals to come out of solution from your water. Bleach really causes this especially if you have iron
 

Wm John Ivey
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Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 249
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Elk, I do this all the time I leave brew stuff in oxy and remember to rinse a week later, and those crystals get on everything s/s, plastic whatever, I use hot water and a green pad to get that crud off. I always swear I'll never do something that stupid again, Right!!
John