From the HBD Archive
From: "DRCV06::GRAHAM" <>
Subject: Keg pressure release valve question.
Date: 1992-06-08 17:29:00 GMT

Ah, struck it rich, keggingwise, that is. A friend owns a root beer
concession truck and is giving me a good used regulator, tank and hoses,
not to mention kegs. He just brought over two Coke pin lock kegs. I'm
gonng have to replace the O rings, of course, don't like root beer flavored
beer, but I have a question.

I've never had my hands on a soda keg before. There are two connections,
as I would expect. In the center of those valves, is an area that I can
press on and the pressure is releaved, or I get squirted with old root
beer, depending on which one. There is a bail-like handle to release the
top. Is there supposed to be a separate pressure relief valce, something
other than the centers of the two and three pin valves? Is it supposed to
be in the lid? Have I gotton very old kegs that I shouldn't use? Can I
get replacement lids with valves, or am I on the wrong track completely.
I'm doing this blind, so to speak, 'cause I'm really blind and got tired of
bottling and spilling. Let's hear it for kegs, assuming I can get these to

Now, if I've gotton the wrong kind of kegs, let me down easy like, huh?

Dan Graham

Back New Search

The posts that comprise the Homebrew Digest Searchable Archive remain the property of their authors.
This search system is copyright © 2008 Scott Alfter; all rights reserved.