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    Liquid volume while keg washing??

    Question:

    When Keg washing, should one use a limited amount of fluid volume as is recommended for CIP of a tank, so there isn't a pool of water in the top of an upside-down keg??

    Reason I ask is that the outflow in my system doesn't keep up to the inflow, so the kegs fill up until the inflow is shut off.

    Thx.

    -J.

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    You find any solutions?

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    Blow out residues using compressed air after each cycle. You may need to shorten each cycle say 30 seconds a delivery burst, and then repeat them - which is in effect what the big commercial keg lines do.
    dick

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    We just edited our liquid cycles caustic/water/acid to intermittent bursting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timshore View Post
    You find any solutions?

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    Last run of kegs I cleaned I did what dick said to do, and it worked well.

    Im guessing that someone has done some real science re: how long acid/caustic must cascade down the inside walls of the kegs to be clean..... but what I'm doing is using common sense. Whether it's a pH 1.1 or pH 13.9 solution, their is no bug that's gonna survive that. Blow that out, rinse it with water, blow that out, sanitize it, snd purge it with CO2, and your done.

    I've opened a couple kegs after doing this, and they are spotless. They started as used old kegs and look great inside.

    Wash on my friends. Wash on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timshore View Post
    You find any solutions?

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    Last run of kegs I cleaned I did what dick said to do, and it worked well.

    Im guessing that someone has done some real science re: how long acid/caustic must cascade down the inside walls of the kegs to be clean..... but what I'm doing is using common sense. Whether it's a pH 1.1 or pH 13.9 solution, their is no bug that's gonna survive that. Blow that out, rinse it with water, blow that out, sanitize it, snd purge it with CO2, and your done.

    I've opened a couple kegs after doing this, and they are spotless. They started as used old kegs and look great inside.

    Wash on my friends. Wash on.

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