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Jerry Hays
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Username: Jlh8643

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 216.176.129.5
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 01:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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)
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 2117
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 208.49.148.10
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 733
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 72.48.80.233
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 395
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 65.7.83.205
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

TSP is what I used in the exact same application. Worked great.

T
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 435
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 12.27.22.67
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would replace all of the orings even if they did not contain rootbeer. Cheap insurance against a tainted batch.
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1484
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 04:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.