You just finished your event and it’s time to pack up and clean your QuikBOX®.
It is of paramount importance to keep your equipment clean and sanitized, not only for health reasons but for the longevity of your QuikBOX®. Before its first use, and immediately after each use, we recommend following the below steps to keep your QuikBOX® in tip-top shape.
Here’s a list of the supplies you’ll need: (link to items we have available online)
- A Clean Empty Cornelius Keg: This is used to hold your cleaner, water, and sanitizer being pushed through your QuikBOX® unit
- 1 Quart Spray Bottle: Sanitizer mix to spray down exterior lines, kegs & disconnects
- PBW Cleaner: Powdered Beer Wash is enviro-friendly & alkaline cleaner. DO NOT use dish soap or other household soaps. 1 tablet per 1 gallon of warm water.
- StarSan Sanitizer: high foaming biodegradable acid based cleaner
You never want any of your cocktail to sit inside the QuikBOX® without being used for extended periods of time. Again, your QuikBOX® must be cleaned immediately after each use to avoid bacteria growth.
With your QuikBOX® still set up in working order:
Close all CO2 valves and remove both the gas and liquid disconnects from your Cornelius style kegs. If you are serving a still cocktail, you’ll want to pull up on the pressure relief valve (PRV) to remove the gas pressure inside the keg.
Fill a clean corny keg with 1 gallon of warm water, then add in 1 oz of PBW (or 1 tablet) , close the lid and shake. Reattach the liquid and gas disconnects to the cleaning keg. Turn on your CO2 to pressurize the cleaning keg. Pull the faucet open and let the PBW work its way through the QuikBOX®. Once you see the PWB solution coming out of the faucet, close it and let it sit for 20 min. Do this same process with the other tap on your QuikBOX®. When completed, disconnect the liquid and gas lines from the cleaning keg.
- While the PWB soaks, use your 1 quart spray bottle filled with StarSan solution and a clean towel to wipe down all your lines & disconnects. The manufacture’s recommended ratio for StarSan is 1 oz to every 5 gallons of hot water
Rinsing / Flush out Cleaner
Remove the pressure from the cleaning keg by pulling up on the PRV and remove the lid. Dump out the remaining PBW, rinse the keg and fill the clean keg with a gallon of hot water. Reattach the liquid and gas disconnects to the cleaning keg, turn your gas source on, and flush your entire QuikBOX® system, ridding itself of all the cleaner. Don’t forget both taps! You do not want PWB to dry on any stainless steel components.
Sanitizing & Purging
Remove the pressure from the cleaning keg by pulling up on the PRV and remove the lid. Dump out the remaining PBW, rinse the keg and fill with 2 gallons of hot water. Mix in 1/4 oz of StarSan sanitizer to the keg. Close the lid and shake. You may have more than one QuikBOX® to clean, so your amounts may differ. The ratio for StarSan is 1 oz to every 5 gallons of hot water.
Reattach the liquid and gas disconnects to the cleaning keg, turn on your gas source, and flush out all of the water with sanitizer. Allow the sanitizer to sit inside the QuikBox lines for 1-2 minutes. Do this with both taps on the QuikBOX®. Since StarSan is a no-rise sanitizer, you can let the cleaning keg run dry after your last tap, leaving the CO2 to purge the coils of your QuikBOX®.
Disassembly & Storage
Your QuikBOX® is now cleaned and sanitized and it’s time to get it packed up! Remove the liquid and gas disconnects from the cleaning keg. Remove the liquid lines from the shanks and hang to try. Remove the regulator from the bulk CO2 source and put in a safe place.
Using the cooler handles, dump the ice and prep for storage. Rub down the outside of your QuikBOX® with a damp cloth with common kitchen cleaner and/or stainless steel cleaner. Store your QuikBOX® in a dry area with the lid slightly open to prevent mold.
So there you have it. Clean, Rinse, Sanitize, Purge. Keep that QuikBOX® pouring perfectly! If you have any questions about our QuikBox for cocktails, give us a call at 855-784-5827 or email us email@example.com – We’re here to help!