Post Number: 1
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 01:45 am: ||
I have a friend that works for coke. He does the tear-outs and new installs. Believe it or not he is still taking out the old korny keg systems. Anyways, I got about half a dozen kornies. Some still have syrup in them. What would be the best way for me to clean them?
I hate when I do that!!!!
(Message edited by jlh8643 on February 18, 2006)
Post Number: 2117
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 09:07 pm: ||
I'd rinse the syrup out with hot water and then clean the kegs with either Powdered Brewery Wash, oxiclean, or dishwasher detergent. All 3 have simular ingrediants.
You'll need to get special sockets or wrenches to take the gas and bev. posts off the kegs to clean them. Most people replace the O rings on the gas and pickup tubes as they can absorb the syrup flavors. The poppets don't have to be replaced if they don't leak. The lid and post O rings may also need replacing if they leak or look cracked.
You can throw the posts, poppets, and tubes into the keg with the PBW to soak. Don't mix the parts from all the kegs together cause they're not always interchangable.
Post Number: 733
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 09:54 pm: ||
My kegs were coke kegs. I didn't even have to change the O rings! I have heard that root beer is the one that ruins the O rings. Ditto what Vance says.
Post Number: 395
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 10:06 pm: ||
TSP is what I used in the exact same application. Worked great.
Post Number: 435
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 04:37 pm: ||
I would replace all of the orings even if they did not contain rootbeer. Cheap insurance against a tainted batch.
Post Number: 1484
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 04:42 pm: ||
Any chance he can get some more nice kegs???
Tell him to watch out for and always ask about the old firestone 2.5 gal race track lid kegs... I have 4 of them and love them and most folks that see one want to buy one.