washing the walkin walls......

Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by Cellarman46, May 21, 2017.

  1. Cellarman46

    Cellarman46

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    What do you all use to clean your cellars.. ..

    My cold room has a concrete floor and no drain so i dont want to use to much water...

    Im trying to find a good method for a room full of 50 kegs. For the walls ive just tried out using white vinegar..... I bought a few 5 liter jugs.... I just filled up a spray bottle and gave them a lashdown with a sponge.... It more or less melted away all the moldy patches.... It didnt leave a brilliant shine... Nonetheless ill be using it on a monthly basis till and if i hear of a better method.

    I got a jumbo bottle brush .... And that worked good for the beer lines along the ceiling.... I used vinegar for those as well....

    Does anyone have any ideas for the strip of couplings / fobs that are mounted on the wall.... Im not sure if i should blast them with the straight vinegar or something like bleech & water on a 1/10 ratio...

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Cellarman46

    Cellarman46

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    In my situation i have no drains....at thw moment....... The ventalation isnt the best so ive triwd 2 nontoxic solutions........actuLly 3.


    Hydeogen peroxide, borox powder mixed with water & vinigar.....

    The hydrogen peroxide literally meltwd the mold....... It melted a few other things as well..... It was highly corrosive on some of the metals....i wont be using it again.



    The borox was allright for the walls themselves.... It left a film of borax which is said to stop mold feom growing again.... I didnt fgo in to use this for fear of it getting in and on the couplings/kegs....

    The distilled vinigar has worked the best...... Its not to corrosive, it cleans well, its cheap and it seems allrighrt for giving every inch of the coldroom a soaking via a spray bottle...... It also blends in with the overall smell of the pub.....
     
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    I was very confused.
     
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  6. furley

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    keep a dehumidifier running in there. it will dry out the air and keep mildew to a minimum.

    (maybe the corks too now that i think about it, though, so perhaps disregard)