How do I clean the machine?
To Clean In Place (CIP) a beer canning line after use, start by rinsing out the beverage lines with water and then rinse down the machine to remove the sticky beer residue from all the coated surfaces.
Next you need to clean out the lines. Because caustic (sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) is very harsh and canning lines are comprised of lots of different materials, we ask you to avoid using caustic. Instead, we recommend that you hook up to the beverage lines an effective cleaner that is gentler than caustic (PBW, Cell-R-Master, draft line cleaner, others as approved) and run the cleaner through the lines with chemical manufacturer recommended times and temperatures, including soak times. Note that If you do this while the fill tubes are immersed in tall cans (like 16 oz cans), the inside AND the outside of the fill tubes will get cleaned.
A foaming cleaner works well on the rest of the machine to get into cracks and crevices. Rinse behind the foam and the beverage line CIP process. Sanitizing would be similar using SIP instead of CIP for the beverage lines.
Finish by wiping down the machine, putting a light lube on the pneumatic cylinder slides, and storing it clean and shiny.