I am new to kegging, and need some advice on cleaning techniques.
When my first keg kicked, I washed everything,using oxyclean, rinsed with water and finally with star san. I cleaned the lines by running all of these fluids through them, but did not take apart the lines or the keg posts or the picnic tap.
Is it necessary to take apart posts, poppet valves, hoses and picnic tap or is my method sufficient?
I used keg lube to get a good seal on the lid.
The keg lube seems impossible to get completely off the o-ring. I washed it ( oxyclean ) tried wiping it off with paper towel,rinsed and star sanned it. I could still feel some lube on the ring, so repeated all the cleaning steps twice more. I would say the ring was still not squeeky clean as I could still feel a film of lube, but I did the best I could, re-lubed the ring and used it on the next batch.
Is that clean enough for the o-ring or is there a better way to get the ring squeeky clean?
Thanks for the help.