Kegging and Cleaning Kegging and Cleaning Boiling the parts The parts of the keg, especially the poppet valves, are difficult to clean and sanitize. I boil all the small parts for 10 minutes to make sure I kill EVERYTHING 163260931 One of my kegs Cleaning the keg in the new sink and granite countertop. I will add pics of the kegging operation at a later time. 163260933 Cleaning I don't use detergents in cleaning anything I use with beer. I use a scrubby on the stainless steel to get the big chunks off. I then boil water with PBW, aka, OxyClean, int he brew kettle. I add anything else stainless that can fit. Everything compes out bright and sparkling! 163260932