Noble Keg Washer

Lovettsville, VA
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Year Founded

3

Years On Kinnek
Warehouse Locations
Richmond, VA
Reviews
6 Total Reviews
Overall Rating

4.4

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Kyle Arganbright
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Dana Bushouse

We purchased one in 2016 and it didn't work from the get-go. We emailed with Noble multiple times, but the problems were so numerous that we would literally have to have the keg washer rebuilt (and not by them as they built it wrong the first time). Here is what we determined after attempting to use it: We finally got the keg washer up and "running" but have noticed quite a few issues and I wanted to share them and get your input on how to resolve these sooner than later. Initial impressions of the keg washing system. -Control box is in a cheap project enclosure that isn't even drip proof let alone washdown rated. This could be dangerous in a wet environment(like a brewery). -Missing a fitting to connect to water system. -Cheap motorized ball valves. I would have used RedHat solenoid valves. -Brand new system already has signs of rust. -Suction hoses aren't suitable and collapse while running, especially on the heated reservoir side. -No isolation valves to be able to run any less than 4 kegs at a time. -The instructions claim the cleaning action is done by surging wash solution, not sure how this is possible with a slow acting ball valve. See previous comment about RedHat valve, using these could allow a pulsing action that would really clean the system. -The process is missing a step to initially purge kegs that might have liquid leftover. This would require you to pre-drain every keg before using the keg washing system. -The reservoir drains are in the middle underneath the system which is pretty inconvenient. -And finally the wiring to the valves is really sloppy and shows a general lack of care. Typically manufacturers route wiring so that they're protected and neat looking, they didn't even cut the tails in the zip ties. At a minimum, if we want to continue to use this system in any capacity we would need to upgrade the enclosure to a washdown rated box with sealed cords and change the suction hoses. And if we want the system to work well we should change the motorized ball valve on the keg fills to solenoid valves to be able to rapid pulse solution into the kegs. Change the system programming to include an initial purge to clear the kegs. And install isolation valves so that the system can be run with less than 4 kegs.

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Matt McCourtney
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Monte Summers
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Neal Farrell

Great keg washer for the price. Works well but seems to use a lot of CO2. Also note that it looks a little cobbled together. Have been using for 5 months without an issue.

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James Steinhardt

looks like a great fit for my requirements

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6 Total Reviews

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Last Updated: 11:20 PM Feb 22, 2018