friend of mine got a kegerator... we're going to replace the hoses on it
because it's been sitting disused for a while. Unfortunately said
friend is better known for doing than thinking, and I have no experience
with these things. what's the best way to clean these? Searching
online yields results for expensive "cleaning kits" but not a lot in the
way of instructions as to how to clean. Appears the two main parts that
need to be cleaned are the faucet and the actual keg tap/fitting. Since
we're replacing the hoses we don't need to worry about those. what's
the accepted method/cleaners to take care of these?
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
I wrote in on another beer related post. I got a kegerator, Refrigerator
Air, IIRC, for $10 with the bottle and everything. It was pretty clean, but
I did clean it up with Star San, the usual sanitizing stuff used by brewers.
If your tower is full of junk, you might think of disassembling it, but I
might suggest you just pump some star san through it by putting some in a
keg, and hooking it up just like you were going to run beer. Star san is
acetic, and 30 seconds of contact kills stuff. You do want to let it flow
to get out gunk, and I'd let it sit with the pour valve off for a half an
hour or so, then run it again to get out stuff that has softened up. After
running star san, flush with hot water. Star san is non toxic, and you can
actually drink some, or have it go into your beer, and no effect unless you
put in a lot. I'd get soppy towels and go over the insides to get any
I wrote another post here about the posts on my kegs I have questions about.
If you know about those, please reply, or reply to this.
Good brewing. I'm just about ready to kick mine off as soon as I get my keg
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