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marks 2 keg washer

Post by brewpete » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:59 pm

hi am thinking of buying a marks keg washer but cannot find a uk supplier can get them on ebay from the usa but not sure about the voltage :(

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by f00b4r » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:51 pm

This shop has the keg washer and the bottle that you can add as well, although I would speak to them with regards to the voltage as I am pretty sure there was someone on here who imported one from the US and plugged it in just via an adapter, breaking it before it even got near a keg.

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by Fil » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:30 pm

Why not buy a pond/fountain pump, an ebay footswitch and use an old fv as a reservoir??
a couple of bricks up ended should make a keg stand as long as the top rubbers are intact.
but i am a cheepskate ;)
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by Digby » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:59 pm

Fil wrote:Why not buy a pond/fountain pump, an ebay footswitch and use an old fv as a reservoir??
a couple of bricks up ended should make a keg stand as long as the top rubbers are intact.
but i am a cheepskate ;)
I wouldn't mind a purpose built one some day, but I use a water butt pump with a spray ball attachment in a bucket. All very Heath Robinson but seems to work ok!

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by brewpete » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:52 pm

hi am thinking of building my own have bought a 1/2 bsp fitting sprayball but cannot find any uk plans want it to flush the posts as well

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by Fil » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:58 pm

To flush the posts you will want 2 x disconnects to attach to the posts/keg and a couple of T or Y splitters, yu may need to add a valve or 2 to balance the flow between posts and main jet, just select your feed hose carefully using a tube that wont collapse/kink when filled with warm/hot water..
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by f00b4r » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:38 pm

f00b4r wrote:This shop has the keg washer and the bottle that you can add as well, although I would speak to them with regards to the voltage as I am pretty sure there was someone on here who imported one from the US and plugged it in just via an adapter, breaking it before it even got near a keg.

https://homebrewshop.be/en/search?contr ... it_search=
I shot Niels an email out of curiosity about this and so that there would be an answer to this question. I got a reply back to say that they sell the 240v version with EU plug, so no transformer required.

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by sonicated » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:01 pm

I bought one from homebrewshop.be and got it working at the weekend. This is without doubt the best homebrew investment I have made. I completely broke down, cleaned and then santised two kegs in record time. My back didn't ache and I didn't need to wear gloves (Oxyclean irritates the skin on my hands). I could play with the kids as I was doing it as well.

I needed to cut the European plug off and replace it with our (much superior) British plug, and I added disconnects with some JG fittings to clean the dip tube and gas in. The only thing I would improve is that you can't fit both disconnects on at the same. This isn't really a problem as the gas tube doesn't really need that much cleaning.

One of the kegs was filthy with bits of hops from hop pellets but this cleaned it really easily. I am very impressed!

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by brewpete » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:43 pm

hi what cleaning stuff are you using

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by sonicated » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 pm

I use Wilko Oxi Plus Stain Remover at £2 a kilo. It works for me so I can't justify the cost of PBW.

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by brewpete » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am

hi sorry to keep asking but how much do you put in and how hot does the water have to be to disolve the oxi plus

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by sonicated » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:31 pm

It comes with a spoon inside and I use a spoonfull in about 5 litres of warm water. It's a cleaner though so you don't need to be precise, if you think you need more then add it. It's just sanitisers you need to be more precise with.

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by f00b4r » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:08 pm

Very tempted to grab one of these. I was going to build one but there isn't a huge markup compared to the parts.
I wonder if 4.5L demijohns would fit on (maybe with a spacer)?

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by brewpete » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:17 pm

yep thats what i thought came to £100 inc delvery have cleaned my no chill cubes with it as well but you have to keep a hold of them

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Re: marks 2 keg washer

Post by Fil » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:04 pm

i will eat my earlier words seeing it in action in @sonicated s pic.. finishing a diy solution to its as neat AND suitable for in the kitchen use not just on the lawn on a hot summers day when getting soaked isnt an issue would be tricky to do with a similar budget..
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

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