Post by Eric Scantlebury
How the heck do you clean the corny keg rubber. I've washed and used soap
and a sponge, but once it dries it still looks dirty. What should I use to
get a real good clean?
Your talking about the rubber ends on the outside of the keg, right?
I'd try something petroleum based, like zippo lighter fluid, WD40 or
the like. It'll take a layer of the rubber off, but not much so long as
you wipe it off quickly. There are products out there that are used to
recondition rubber rollers on copiers, typewriters and printers that
would work very good, if you could get a hold of any of those. We used
Fedron a lot (though it's use is discouraged because it's not exactly
good for you). We also used liquid developer fluid, which is basically
kerosene. Of course, these things are flammable, so be careful with
them (I'd only do it outside).
Once clean, you could use some silicone spray (lube) to "polish" it
I've not bothered with this myself, so YMMV. I'd recommend trying it on
a spot on the underside first.
If you're talking about anything else on the keg, I agree with the
other guy - just buy a gasket kit.