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From: "JEFF CASEY / (617)253-0885" <CASEY@NERUS.PFC.MIT.EDU>
Subject: plastic keg problems
Date: 1990-02-27 18:29:00 GMT

Does anyone have any experience with those 10 liter plastic kegs
(I forget the brand name, but the ones with the CO2 cartridge in the top
and the fake wood grain on the sides). I bought one a few months ago, and
haven't had much luck. There have been a couple of good batches where it
held pressure well, but once the spigot broke, and I had to get a new one
from the dealer, and now the plastic pressure valve (the piece that the
o-ring seats on) has broken as well. Is this kind of experience unusual?
Also, the 10psi that it maintains seems a little high (the beer gets quite
a head on it), and I keep thinking I should put a weaker spring on it to
drop it down to 5-6 psi. Should I get a new valve or junk the whole thing
and go whole hog with a Cornelius system? Any advice appreciated.
If you respond to me, I'll summarize to the net.
Thanks. Jeff Casey (best address)

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