Kegs gone Wild

Kegs gone Wild  

  By: _Glen Forneris on Jan. 1, 2014, 8:21 p.m.

So I lent a friend a corny keg so he could keg and serve a batch of beer. He returned the keg with maybe a half gallon- gallon of beer left in it which smells sour and tastes tart. What should I do to put this keg back in my regular lineup without messing up future batches, or worse, my draft lines?

Thanks guys!

Re: Kegs gone Wild  

  By: _joel on Jan. 2, 2014, 9:39 a.m.

Clean well and sanitize, making sure to completely disassemble connectors, overpressure valves, dip tubes, etc. If you're really paranoid replace all o-rings.

Re: Kegs gone Wild  

  By: _chase on Jan. 2, 2014, 4:31 p.m.

Also, don't use bleach. I prefer a hot and strong solution of PBW for all parts. Completely disassemble everything as Joel said. Wash and sanitize.

I think a lot of people leave beer in their kegs for a long time. It's best to empty and clean immediately, but I know a lot of people that just put the dirty keg in a corner and leave it until they have a few to wash. If you clean, sanitize, fill and keep at refrigerator temp, it will be fine.