DIY Keg Washer

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Branny

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Hi All,

I'm intending to DIY a Keg Washer which will also be used for the Fermzilla too.

After watching some (mainly US) videos and searching on here I think I've got the correct parts in the attached picture. Is this right? I have an old fermenter bucket that I'll house it in.

I'm hoping to be able to use the Fermzilla stand to hold the kegs and Fermzilla but if not I'll use the excess pipe along with tee pieces to cobble a support system.

Any advice would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Depending on what components you already have around you to build one it might be more convenient and cheaper to just buy one of the kits out there. Last time I looked they retailed for about £80 and when I totted up all the parts and components needed to build one from scratch it was around a similar amount so thought I'd just save the hassle of building one and would buy one if I decided I wanted/needed one.
 

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Well it included a bucket, stainless steel stand, pump, an a few other items. Guess it all depends on what pump you're using. You're generally looking at least £40 - £60 for a decent pump to kick off with.
 
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If your happy using Brew2Bottle then they have one for £60

 
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I used a suitable length of straight copper pipe, made sure that it would fit into the chuck of my drill and hammered it flat at one end.

I then hacksawed a notch and drilled a couple of holes in the flat bit so that I could install some flexible ties. The short ties faced upwards (to clean the cone) and down (to clean the bottom) whereas the long ties (to clean the sides) exceeded the diameter of the kegs!

All of the above fitted through the 1½” access hole and also fitted in the drill.

It takes about 5 minutes and a quart of water to clean a keg, a pint of water to rinse the keg and then 20 squirts of Star-San to sanitise. This means that the keg can be stored for a couple of weeks before use.

Total Cost = £0 (‘Cos I already had everything kicking around the shed!)

Enjoy!
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I used a suitable length of straight copper pipe, made sure that it would fit into the chuck of my drill and hammered it flat at one end.

I then hacksawed a notch and drilled a couple of holes in the flat bit so that I could install some flexible ties. The short ties faced upwards (to clean the cone) and down (to clean the bottom) whereas the long ties (to clean the sides) exceeded the diameter of the kegs!

All of the above fitted through the 1½” access hole and also fitted in the drill.

It takes about 5 minutes and a quart of water to clean a keg, a pint of water to rinse the keg and then 20 squirts of Star-San to sanitise. This means that the keg can be stored for a couple of weeks before use.

Total Cost = £0 (‘Cos I already had everything kicking around the shed!)

Enjoy!
:hat:
Screaming out for a photo this
 
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The listing of mine has been removed from Amazon for some reason, it's about 400watts. I think you can get away anything a bit better than a pond, or aquarium pump. I'll make a photo once I finished washing my keg.
9m³/hour mine, just checked.
 

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