Disassemble, Cleaning and Sanitizing a Cornelius Style Keg
  • djsethalldjsethall
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    And there we have it. We have accomplished our goals of cleaning  and sanitizing a cornie keg and finishing off that really good homebrew


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  • jlwjlw
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    Nice. I like especially like the progression of the beer.
  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    That's good stuff and I don't even keg yet. I have a question re: star san. Directions say no rinse, but the foam has always given me trouble. Especially with a carboy, it is hard to get the foam out of a carboy, I end up rinsing over and over. Is that an issue with sanitizing or is that standard?
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    Benvarine said:

    That's good stuff and I don't even keg yet. I have a question re: star san. Directions say no rinse, but the foam has always given me trouble. Especially with a carboy, it is hard to get the foam out of a carboy, I end up rinsing over and over. Is that an issue with sanitizing or is that standard?


    this freaked me out to. i used all "one step" sanitizer for years, but switched to star san 6 months ago or so.
    thankfully, homebrewforums members convinced me that star san foam is no big deal at all since it is mostly air. now i just shake it decently to get a decent amount of the foam out and go about my business.
    had to troubles whatsoever from the foam
  • C_BC_B
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    According to Five Star, the foam breaks down into what amounts to yeast nutrients. Even the tiny bit of yeast left in whatever beer you are putting into a keg should still consume the tiny bit of star san foam left.
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  • djsethalldjsethall
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    I will leave some in the bottom of the keg, say 1/4 to 1/2 cup or so. When I am ready to keg, I give the keg one last shake as a final sanitizing step. Dump her out, fill her up and give her hard gas.
  • LothosLothos
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    i use ioda 4 for my kegs and carboy's
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  • ThymThym
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    i assume you mean idophor :)
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    djsethall said:

    I will leave some in the bottom of the keg, say 1/4 to 1/2 cup or so. When I am ready to keg, I give the keg one last shake as a final sanitizing step. Dump her out, fill her up and give her hard gas.


    hard gas is the worst.
  • djsethalldjsethall
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    djsethall said:

    I will leave some in the bottom of the keg, say 1/4 to 1/2 cup or so. When I am ready to keg, I give the keg one last shake as a final sanitizing step. Dump her out, fill her up and give her hard gas.


    hard gas is the worst.


    Depends if it is on the "in" side or the "out" side