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by adder31
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 43124

Its looking good after the soak. I rinsed and then gave it a good once over with barkeepers and a stiff plastic scrub brush (no SOS :lol: ) Now I just have to pick up a step drill bit and order a weldless ball valve setup.
by adder31
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ale Pail Problems
Replies: 42
Views: 76780

I have done it 2 ways, I have used the valve at the bottom and also used my auto-syphon. Both times I put a muslim grain/dry hop bag at the end going into the keg. The syphon worked better, less debris because I could keep it away from the trub. I also use a grain sack on brew day after I cool my wo...
by adder31
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ale Pail Problems
Replies: 42
Views: 76780

As per advice from a friend and more experienced brewer, I have been using a plastic bottling bucket as a fermenter and not racking into a secondary. 21 days in the bucket and then into the keg for force carbonation and aging. It has worked well for my last two batches. Cutting out the rack into 2nd...
by adder31
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 43124

Thanks for the advice Colorado. another ? When all is done, will the inside walls of the keg be stained or shiny stainless?
by adder31
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 43124

I'm converting mine into a brew kettle. Came with a kegerator I bought, couldnt tell you how long it sat empty or if the guy used it for homebrew or just a deposit keg. All I know is that when I cut the top off there was what looked like thin streaks of concrete (beer stone) on the inside walls. I d...
by adder31
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 43124

Well, you live you learn. So after the Oxy soak I will give it a good cleaning with Bar Keepers, using a sponge, not SOS :)
by adder31
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 43124

i gave it a good scrub with an SOS pad and that took off the dried stuck on layer. I have it soaking in a strong oxy clean solution, will let it sit for a few days and see where we are then. thanks for the input.
by adder31
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 43124

not sure about the growth, got it in a deal for a kegerator so who knows what it has been through. I am converting it into a kettle and have the top off. will try the oxy clean method and let u know.
by adder31
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 43124

I'm in the same boat and was wondering of which produces better results, Oxy or PBW?

I tried PBW, let it soak in warm water for a half an hour, didnt do much. Longer soak next time or go with Oxy clean???