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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 6:05am
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I've been homebrewing since 1997, but just recently thought about cleaning my cornelius kegs with Cafitza.  Has anyone tried this?  I'd expect it to work quite well, but would like to hear the thoughts of others here.

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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 6:43am
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I don't brew at home but I would tend to think that proper cleaning would require solvents that match to what you are cleaning, does Cafitza fall into that catigory?

 
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 9:15am
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I think most homebrewers scrub with a scotchbrite then sterilize with iodophor.  That's what I was taught long ago and it has worked fine over the years.  For my glassware (think 5 gallon carboy), it's scrub til no visible debris and rinse well (done right after kegging or bottling the contents), then when getting ready to use again, it's fill with water and a capful or so of bleach, then rinse three times and you're good to go. Again, it's the way I was taught and it has worked well over the years. Was just thinking since Cafitza is great for espresso-based stainless steel parts, it would be great for a keg too.  I'm getting ready to make some ginger ale for a family gathering, and was thinking I might do a Cafitza soak, instead of the standard iodophor.

 
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 1:43pm
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our on CraigA is an award winning home brewer, actually rated a Brew meister, I believe. If he doesn't weigh in, I'll PM asking him to..wait..."Hop In."
Sorry. :>D

 
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 3:57pm
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IMAWriter Said:

If he doesn't weigh in, I'll PM asking him to..wait..."Hop In."
Sorry. :>D

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Funny Rob! {;-)

Yes, I'd go with what emradguy has said., & I think it would be up to the task.
Way back in the day for home brewing, I used bleach (Sodium hypochlorite NaOCl), with a short contact time as it's corrosive to stainless steel & not recommended.
At the first Ontario microbrewery I worked at back in 1986 (Conners Brewing Company Ltd), they used Sodium hydroxide., also known as lye or caustic soda.., NaOH for the primary & secondary fermentors. I believe we also used Iodophor for the plate filter & bottling/kegging line.

 
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 4:08pm
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yeah, Rob, that was funny.

Craig, have you ever used Cafitza to clean/prep your corny kegs?

 
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 4:13pm
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emradguy Said:

Craig, have you ever used Cafitza to clean/prep your corny kegs?

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No, I've never used Cafiza for my 6 corny kegs., & haven't brewed for some years now.
I know it contains a few things, one of which is TSP or Trisodium Phosphate.

 
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 6:46pm
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Yeah, I think I'll stick to the tried and true.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 8:03am
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cool, thanks Rob. I was wondering what you'd have to say about this thread :)  I ended up using iodophor to sterilize.  The keg was actually quite clean (visibly). Haven't tasted the ginger ale yet, but it should be ready now...just gotta make room in my beverage fridge for it.

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