Mark's Keg Washer

SKU: 40808
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This keg and carboy washer will make clean-up a breeze. The base is designed to accommodate common homebrewing equipment while a submersible pump sprays cleaning solution down the sides of the vessel.
  • Designed by homebrewers for homebrewers.
  • Sanitizes or cleans kegs, carboys, buckets - greatly reduces time spent scrubbing at fermentation residue.
  • Hose barb attachments allow you to continuously circulate cleaning solution through tubing.
  • Shallow basin accommodates small parts like airlocks and stoppers.
  • Highly efficient reuse of cleaning solution means you can use just a fraction of the solution you would use for soaking fermentors, which saves money on cleaners and reduces water use.
  • Keg cleaning design allows you to pump cleaning solution through your liquid tubing, disconnect, dip tube, and keg all at the same time, without disassembling anything!
  • This product should be used with a Ground Fault Interrupter for safety.

    Mark's Keg Washer

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    Great Addition to Your Setup Review by Jeremy
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    As others have stated, you'll still want to use your carboy brush to get that "krausen ring" off the walls of your fermenter. However, this is a great time saver. I usually toss a keg or carboy on it while I go clean-up the rest of the brewhouse. Since it recirculates the same gallon of solution, it'll pay for itself in the amount of PBW you'll save.
    I would've given it five stars, but held one back only because the pump can be a little flakey. I regularly have to pull mine apart to get it going (but once it's primed, it runs like a champ).
    Also, I wish the hose-barbs and "t-connection" attachments were available to order separately (I lost one of mine, and had to frankenstien a replacement with plumbing parts from home depot) (Posted on 11/7/14)
    Needs a drain! Review by Chuck
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    I love this washer. Cleaning carboys, buckets, and tubes is a breeze. Of course you need to clean as soon as possible and you still need a carboy brush to help with the ring. I would give it a five if I could drain it without spilling. I am looking at installing a simple drain to mine and then it will be perfect. If you can pour and not spill, this is the cats meow!! (Posted on 4/15/14)
    Get this, save time and sanitizing solution Review by Jeff
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    Wont take off yeast buildup around rim, that is a job for a brush. But it micro-foams StarSan and jet blasts amazingly clean from there.

    I also use the pump in my 5gal sanitizing bucket to prime & cycle assist my march pump/chiller plate rig.
    (1/2" NPT outlet)

    Perfect addition to a pump based brewing system, being that everyone chooses pump systems to save time. (Posted on 12/5/13)
    It does the trick for regular cleaning. Review by Ben
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    I'm not so sure about really messy carboys or kegs, but for my normal batches, it saves me hot water, PBW, and elbow grease. So it works as advertised. (Posted on 10/16/13)
    Great Time Saver! Review by Mike
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    Just bought one of these and used it for the first time today. Works like a charm and saves me a lot of time and hot water! I would definitely recommend one of these to anyone who brews frequently. (Posted on 10/5/13)
    Well Worth It Review by Kerneels
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    Works like a charm. I use it to clean kegs, buckets and car boys, 3/4 oz of PBW per gallon of water is all you need. After rinsing it out with fresh water I use it for sanitizing. Keeps my hands free so I can focus on other stuff in the meantime. Works great for cleaning and sanitizing hoses too. (Posted on 10/1/13)
    Great product Review by 10Pilot
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    I love this product. I'll never leave carboys around to get crusty and disgusting again. This makes cleaning any carboy or keg an easy chore. Just add a gallon of pbw and put the carboy or keg on top and plug it in.

    A couple of reasons that I gave it only 4 stars are: the reservoir is rather large; you have to put a full gallon of cleaning solution in in order for the solution to cover the inlet of the pump and also it could use a couple of additional attachments. It is designed to pump cleaning solution through the liquid out ball lock at the same time as it's spraying the inside of the keg. However it only comes with one size of barbed T-connection. I was lucky in that I have another pond pump that has the same size attachments and thus I have a few extra attachments that fit the pump that comes with the keg washer. One of them has an off/on valve on both legs of the T. That made the keg cleaning easier also because 15 minutes into cleaning the keg I can just shut off the flow through the ball valve rather than having to take everything apart and removing the T as recommended in the instructions. (Posted on 8/31/13)
    Would go 4.5 if I could Review by Chad
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    Nice and convenient to be able to walk away and let the washer do it's thing. I have used it both for cleaning and sanitizing but I am a little wary of it completely sanitizing a keg like I had hoped. It is nice to sanitize the valves and dip tube through the insides but I am not sure that the spray inside completely sanitizes the outside of the dip tube inside of the keg. (Posted on 8/11/13)
    Way easier. Way safer. Way more efficient! Review by Erik
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    Do you have carboys? Or kegs? Or feel like you use an excessive amount of PBW cleaning any of the aforementioned items? If so, you need this keg washer. I've cleaned two glass carboys and it was nothing short of awesome! If I hadn't just kegged the beer that was in the carboys, I would have cleaned my kegs just for fun. This washer makes cleaning these normally cumbersome items a breeze! A couple of pointers:

    Make sure you use enough PBW and warm water. I used 2 tablespoons for a reservoir worth of water.

    Make sure you use enough water. I topped off the reservoir once the system was running and I seemed to get better pressure, which probably lends itself to better cleaning.

    Make sure you let the carboy or keg sit on the washer long enough to be cleaned and that you cycle the water as need be. On carboy took about 10 minutes to clean, where the dirty one took about 30 minutes and a solution change... but it was still really easy!

    Make sure you get ready to stop having to deal with carboys/kegs full of cleaning solution and having to use excessive amounts of cleaner. By my estimates, I should be able to use a mere tenth of the amount of PBW that I used to use to clean the same amount of gear. How awesome is that?!?

    P.S. I can't wait to use this thing to sanitize. I think it's gonna be great (and from what I hear, possibly a little foamy)! (Posted on 7/16/13)
    saves time and cleaning solution Review by david
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    Keg washer works great for cleaning out empty kegs of fermented beer. If you use this to clean kegs that beer has fermented in, or probably any other fermentation vessel, some scrubbing is required to keg the thick gunk out. Only mixing a couple gallons of pbw solution at a time is nice. Be sure to get some sani clean instead of starsan to prevent foaming. (Posted on 7/13/13)

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