Keg Washers

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Q What is the difference between manual, semi-automatic, and automatic keg washers?

A We offer a unit that can clean 12 - 18 kegs per hour. It can clean up to 3 at a time. Once coupled, you just push a button and ... Read On

Q Back in January, I broke down a few of my corny kegs and noticed a good deal of build-up inside of the dip tube. I'm afraid that might be why my lines pour a bit foamy despite the fact that the system seems to be fairly well-balanced. My process for cleaning my kegs is, generally, always the same: once I've run empty on beer, I'll depressurize the keg, take off the lid, rinse it out, fill it about halfway with water and add a half scoop of OxiClean before soaking it. Afterwards, I put the lid back on before turning the keg upside down and allowing it to soak again. Add another thorough rinse-out before I dump about a gallon of Star San into the keg. Finally, I'll pressurize it and let the keg sit until filling it up again one last time. If the o-rings aren't damaged, I keep them on, and I never do anything with the posts. My question is this: how often should I be completely breaking-down my corny kegs?

A The build-up could be beer stone and if it is you'll need an acid to remove it. If you can find BS remover, acid 5, or acid line cleaner they ... Read On

Q We recently purchased a Premier 2-head manual keg washer for our brewery, which has a water flow rate of around 7 GPM (gallons per minute). I'm planning on using a diluted solution with a 5% PAA sanitizer to set-up a venturi-based system for the washer and would ideally like to avoid employing a reduction nipple. Since I've never assembled one of these dosing systems before, how do these venutri-style dosers work exactly? What's the best way to go about setting one up for a 2-Head Premier manual washer?

A First and foremost, the venturi-style dosers are extremely sensitive to any changes in the system, particularly the input flow rate of the water feeding into the machine. That being said, ... Read On

Q I'm about to purchase a new Premier Stainless Systems 2-station keg washer and would like to know how the washer can be drained? Does it need to have a permanent connection or can I drain the washer into the floor drain and wheel it out of the way when not in use?

A We have a Premier 2-head keg washer and have been able to successfully drain the washer without a permanent connection. One way of doing it is to take a leftover ... Read On