How to clean a beer keg

How do you clean an old beer keg?

Re: Cleaning OLD Kegs

Break down the keg and soak everything in oxyclean solution overnight. The various o-rings if infected can’t be effectively cleaned and sanitized so best to replace them besides they may not seal anyway. Use a brush to clean the inside of the tubes, spray rinse the inside of the keg.

How often should a keg be cleaned?

Be sure to wash your kegs using a powerful keg sanitizer after every use. If you have been storing them empty for more than a few weeks, wash them with a quality brewery keg sanitizer. You should do this at least once a month.

How do you get the smell out of a keg?

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That includes the lid, dip tube, and post O-rings. The trick is to disassemble everything, clean and sanitize each part individually, then reassemble and sanitize the inside of the keg.

Can you use dish soap to clean a keg?

You can clean a keg with a soft sponge, warm water, and elbow grease. You can absolutely use dish soap on it, especially poppets and o-rings as long as you rinse them well to remove soap residue (as well as a glass or dish you would use to eat from).

What do you clean kegs with?

Quote from video: If it's a ball lot keg. And then get some hot water and just spray it out the bottom of it real quick what'll happen is as the keg sits over time you'll have a little bit of yeast sediment.

How do you clean a keg without a kit?

Quote from video: But. If you just pump pump pump. You can as you can see we're cleaning our beer. Line.

Can you use baking soda to clean beer lines?

We highly recommend always using a specific beer-line cleaning solution, rather than vinegar, baking soda or any bleach-containing substances for the cleanest and safest results.

Can you leave water in beer lines?

Do not leave water in beer lines, empty keg lines by blowing and pulling water through until just air remains or fill lines with a protector. All couplers should be sanitised and attached to ring main sockets. Remove hop filters from cask lines and hang the lines off the floor.

Can a keg be tapped twice?

The good news is yes, you can tap a keg twice —with some limitations, of course. What is this? In the event that you’re using a manual or O2 pump, you’ll unfortunately only get one tap out of your keg.

How do you clean a keg dip tube?

Quote from video: It cleans inside it's that easy you know you might want to take it for 10 minutes in your PB w or oxy clean just to get everything loosened up.

How do you clean a pin lock keg?

Quote from video: So I'm going to put the dip tube back. In like that and I'm going to go ahead and get this little bit wet. And I shove it back and forth through the dip tube hole. And I go all the way down back up.

How do you clean a cold brew keg?


  1. Rinse the cold brew hose with hot water.
  2. Fill the mini keg with hot water and dump – repeat 3 times.
  3. Fill the mini keg with hot water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda, assemble system.
  4. Shake until water runs from the faucet, and leave the mixture set for 10 minutes.

Can I clean a keg with bleach?

Chlorine bleach is ok to use as long as it does not have any added scents. The main thing to remember is to rinse, rinse, rinse. Any traces of bleach will end up contaminating your brews.

How do you clean the outside of a keg?

A good cleaning solution such as PBW (Powder Brewery Wash) or Simple Green must first be used on the outer surface. It is best to use a brush or nylon scrub pad to remove most of the debris. Having cleaned the sides and top of the keg, it’s time to disassemble it.

How do you clean a brand new keg?

Quote from video: Make contact with the solution just shaking the keg. Around. I'm gonna roll it back and forth. All right I'm just gonna let it rest for a little bit.

Should I clean a new keg?

Filtering is not only a way to get a nice clear beer but this minimises yeasts and hops getting into your keg and clogging up the poppet valves. When you first get a brand-new keg you should always clean it thoroughly as the manufacturers cleaning process uses a caustic acid solution.