Cleaning dirty kegs and filthy carboys can be a real chore, unless you’ve got a cool gadget to do it for you.
Feeling lazy at the sight of all the dirty kegs and carboys after making a new beer? Let the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer be of service. Brewing is an exhausting job. It requires immense attention to detail, and when it is done, you just want to bask in the glory of having created a drink fit for the Gods. Cleaning does not feature in that moment of glory.
For ages, homebrewers have complained of this much-hated chore in the process of brewing. But it is also extremely important. It is necessary to have sterile equipment for your drink. So, the best way to go about it is to find a middle ground. Find something that cleans your vessels, but is automated and would not require any effort from your side.
The Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer has all the required qualifications for the job. Just plug it in, fit the carboy or bucket on the Washer and leave it to work its magic. It does all your hard work and leaves you to do the thinking, in peace.
Benefits of the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer
This keg and carboy washer makes all the right noises. Here is what you can expect.
- Sterile Equipment
Everything that is touching your beer needs to be absolutely clean. You do not want to compromise on hygiene, but the process of cleaning can get overwhelming with the piling up of multiple vessels and other knick-knacks that need to go into the process, or that come out of it. The Mark II Washer is simple to operate. It uses chemicals and water to clean your vessels thoroughly. Your things come out spick and span, ready for another round of brewing.
- Save time
As a creative individual, your time should be spent on brooding about your next brew. You should not have to worry about that pile of kegs, carboys, stoppers and even glasses; that is waiting to be cleaned. Let the Mark II Washer take care of that. It will save you a lot of time that can be utilised in honing your brewing skills rather than cleaning up after a hard day’s work.
- Reduce expenses
The Washer requires you to put some cleaning solution into the water which is then sprayed into the keg or carboy attached to it. Sprayed- the operative term here- ensures that very little of your resources are used up every time you put on something for washing. You save your solution, definitely water and your money. This device is considerate of your pocket.
- Light and durable
The Mark II Washer is made of plastic. It is light in weight and resistant to corrosion or rust. It is waterproof as well. The device will last you a very long time and shall require minimal care throughout. You can take it with you wherever you go, which makes it the perfect solution for all your cleaning worries.
- Just fit it on and forget it
This handy device is capable of washing all the kegs, carboys or buckets that are too big or time-consuming to clean. All you have to do is fit the keg/carboy/bucket onto the hose in an inverted position. The hose will spray out a combination of the cleaning solution and water inside the entire vessel. Even the bottom will be cleaned properly. All this while, you can sit and relax without worrying about the device. It does its job without any problems.
- Hose cleaning adapters
The Washer is not limited to one kind of operation. It has adapters that will enable the Washer to clean hard-to-reach areas of your kegs and carboys. It sprays the solution with such intensity that any hard fermented matter; gunk or dirt, also comes off in an instant. Such efficiency would have required intense scrubbing had you been doing it manually. The Mark II Washer saves you a lot of effort.
- Clean the small parts
Apart from the spray hose, the Washer also has a small basin for soaking small accessories used in the process, like stoppers and airlocks. Soak them in the basin while the Washer hoses down the bigger vessels. Every item in your brewing process will be clean and sanitary. This little device helps you maintain hygiene standards that are even better than what you could have maintained manually.
The pile of washing up will be a constant source of annoyance till the time you continue brewing. The sight of that huge pile might discourage you from pursuing your passion, but with the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer, you can pause and think. The Washer is here to wash your troubles away and give you the time to enjoy the best parts of brewing.
Give up on the continuous struggle with grimy vessels that need your immediate attention, and focus on the composition of your next brew. The Washer is a simple, automated device that will clean all your kegs, carboys and even the small parts like stoppers immaculately. You will have a lot more time on your hands and will not dread the beginning or conclusion of your brewing process when cleaning is a must.
The Washer is inexpensive and gives you complete value for your money. It does not require special knowledge to operate and does not have any reason to malfunction. You will be surprised at how easy cleaning-up will become. The Washer will lessen your burden and you will never have to consider giving up on your passion again.
Transcript: Hi, I’m Martin Keen and on this channel “Homebrew how to” we cover brew days and tips. And today I’m going to show you how I clean my kegs and carboys using a product that I’ve had for a couple of years now the Mark II keg and carboy washer.
Let me share how it works now there’s a few parts to this. There’s the bowl itself and then there is the pump here. Pump goes out into the bowl.
Now depending upon what you’re cleaning, depends upon which attachments you’re going to use. So I’m going to start off by cleaning a keg. And to do that, I have this attachment here that will connect to my Ball Lock keg to both posts. And then this end here screws in to the pump.
From there I have the uh, the jet stick. I don’t, I don’t, I don’t know what to call this. And this screws in to the top of that attachment.
So what’s going to happen here is the water in this well is going to get taken in by the pump. It’s going to get sprayed up the top here or where it’s going to go to two places. It’s going to go through this pipe, some of it, and the rest is going to squirt out the top. Now to be able to get the keg on this thing and rest it, there is a plastic attachment which you connect up.
And that’s it. Last thing of course is to plug this sucker in. So that’s all there is to get a keg running on this.
If you were washing a car boy, there is one additional attachment. This piece of rubber here which goes on here that you can take carboy and rest it on the top, but if you’re using a carboy you don’t need this keg attachment.
Now there are a couple of other attachments too for connecting different size hoses to this so you can use these. I have to clean out various lines and so forth as well. Just screw them in. Let’s take this off and get ready now to wash a keg.
So I’m going to fill this with some water.
Then I’m going to spoonful of the trustee PBW. Uh, I use like a little less than a tablespoon of this. That will get all mixed in when we start pumping. Now we’re ready for the keg.
I’ve got two posts, the liquid of gas. I’m actually only going to connect one post at a time and that way I’m going to make sure that I’m getting as much flow through this as possible. So we’re going to start with the gas hose, which I’m going to connect to the gas post. And it’s the case of putting the cake upside down onto the keg cleaner and then plugging it in.
You’ll see here as it’s running that the water is getting shot right up into the keg and then it’s also running through here this post, into the gas posts is to clean and circulate that. I’ll run this for a couple of minutes, then I’ll switch over to the other posts, the liquid posts, and then run the PBW through that as well. That’s it, just let it do its thing.
Now I actually have two of these and in the second one I fill that with water and starsan. So it allows me to create this sort of production line where the first of all the keg goes in the cleaning a washer with the PBW. Then when that’s done I rinse it out and then put it on the second one where it’s washed through with sanitizer and then I can just keep running my keg through that because I typically don’t wash each keg after it gets dirty.
I just sort of let them pile up and when I run out of kegs I go through and clean them. So this is the solution to that.
And that is the way that I clean my kegs. This set up there are ~$100 each and um, yeah I could just wash my kegs the old fashioned way by filling them with water and PBW in them. So shake them and all that stuff. It’s just way more convenient. In having two, I just love this idea of this production line of having multiples. So yeah, I’m really happy with them. I’ve been using them now for a couple of years, no problems.
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