From the HBD Archive
From: (John Freeborg)
Subject: Keg connects
Date: 1992-07-22 01:00:53 GMT

I just ordered the kegging equipment today so of course now I have a
question! I have (3) pin lock soda kegs which used to contain diet coke and
sprite. Somebody posted a message about how to disassemble the in/out
connectors so they can be cleaned. I tried to do this on one of my
kegs and came to the conclusion that I was probably going to rip the valve
off before it ever came apart. Am I doing this wrong? Do they come out
(easily)? Are the small o-rings everybody talks about the ones I see
on the outside of the valve housing? I have the large 3-4" diameter
o-rings for the main opening, but I ordered some replacement o-rings
for the valves. Are there more o-rings inside the valves I should be
concerned about? Is there any way to clean the downtube easily?

Are there *bad* consequences that can happen if your CO2 tank tips over
on its side (other than trashing the gauges)? Does the liquid CO2 enter
the keg - or freeze the line so bad it snaps apart? Or am I worrying too

I'm also in the new apartment hunting mode at the moment and am wondering
how other people use their propane cookers. I've got a King Kooker propane
burner which works great. However, I may have to brew on my patio in
the new apartment. Not a problem for most of the year, but this is
Wisconsin so doing it during Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb is probably not feasible.
Do other people use these things inside? I've heard of using them
in basements, but what about well ventilated kitchens (sounds like
inviting disaster to me...). I can just see the fire investigator asking
me how the fire started - "Well, you see I was in the middle of brewing
this awesome stout when a boil over occurred and all hell broke loose...".

- John

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John Freeborg Software Engineer Persoft 465 Science Dr.
608-273-6000 Madison, WI 53711

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