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Title: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: Philbrew on March 15, 2015, 03:42:34 AM
I got an old corny keg set up from a neighbor that got out of brewing 6-7 years ago.  He said I needed to lube the lid o-ring with something but he couldn't remember what it was.  I can't find that at the online brew suppliers.  Anyone have info on this?
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 15, 2015, 03:59:00 AM
It's called Keg Lube. Your LHBS should have it.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: mabrungard on March 15, 2015, 04:46:39 AM
Or you can pick up silicon grease from your local Lowes or Home Depot. Look in the faucet repair supplies.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: Footballandhops on March 15, 2015, 06:52:04 AM
Or just use petroleum jelly...
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 15, 2015, 11:05:15 AM
i like the food grade lube-sold many places.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: gmac on March 15, 2015, 02:51:24 PM
I've got a leaky cornie lid and just picked up some keg lube. How much do you use?  I assume a light coating all the way around?
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: brewinhard on March 15, 2015, 03:13:30 PM
Yes.  I put a small dab on the tip of my index finger then rub that all around all sides of the o-ring. 
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on March 15, 2015, 03:46:59 PM
Astroglide works wonders on an o-ring.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: BrewBama on March 15, 2015, 08:42:20 PM
Astroglide works wonders on an o-ring.
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Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: gmwren on March 16, 2015, 12:12:24 AM
^^This. You will throw your nasty Keg Lube away. It washes away in hot water.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: bengelbrau on March 16, 2015, 01:15:10 AM
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It washes away in hot water.

This sounds like a good thing to me. Am I missing something?
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: Footballandhops on March 16, 2015, 03:00:28 AM

Yes.  I put a small dab on the tip of my index finger then rub that all around all sides of the o-ring.

Lolol

Not sure what this conversation is about...
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: duboman on March 16, 2015, 12:07:33 PM
I believe this thread has officially been derailed;)
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: Philbrew on March 16, 2015, 04:55:01 PM
^^This. You will throw your nasty Keg Lube away. It washes away in hot water.
Which washes away in hot water, Keg Lube or CIP??
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: 69franx on March 16, 2015, 04:56:35 PM
I believe this thread has officially been derailed;)

Most of the time, that is when the fun starts
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 16, 2015, 05:53:16 PM
^^This. You will throw your nasty Keg Lube away. It washes away in hot water.
Which washes away in hot water, Keg Lube or CIP??

I'm assuming CIP.  Keg Lube is pretty hard to remove.  I can't stand it.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: gmwren on March 16, 2015, 07:19:55 PM
Sorry, the CIP removes completely in 120F water. Threw my old Keg Lube away.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: euge on March 17, 2015, 12:51:47 AM
I prefer good old olive oil. Wipe the posts with a small amount before hookup.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: Philbrew on March 17, 2015, 03:27:41 PM
Sorry, the CIP removes completely in 120F water. Threw my old Keg Lube away.
So CIP is soluble in water above 120 F.  Does anyone know if it's soluble to any degree in a 5% alcohol solution?  Could it affect the head on beer?
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: BrewBama on March 17, 2015, 11:56:54 PM
Sorry, the CIP removes completely in 120F water. Threw my old Keg Lube away.
So CIP is soluble in water above 120 F.  Does anyone know if it's soluble to any degree in a 5% alcohol solution?  Could it affect the head on beer?
I use CIP and have had no issues.
Title: Re: o-ring lube for corny kegs?
Post by: sdevries42 on March 24, 2015, 08:40:52 AM
Do you just spray the lubed areas with Star San for sanitization then after lube is applied?