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Title: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: babalu87 on November 14, 2009, 08:32:05 PM
Me too!

I have a submersible pump for re-circulating ice water through the IC chiller.

Looking at it one day AND a pile of kegs I said "self, there's got to be a better way"

Tube here , QD there, T here and voila!

Now I take the lid off the corney, stick it in a big pot containing the pump and some Oxyclean solution.

Start up the pump and run Oxyclean into the QD's on the IN/OUT of the keg

Once the keg is full I disconnect the gas post and let it run in the bottom of the keg via the BEER POST and out the top of the keg.


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Title: Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: lonnie mac on November 14, 2009, 09:10:11 PM
Very good idea my friend!

Here is how I do it... No body hates keg cleaning as much as me... Don't know if we can imbed youhoo videos here yet...

http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA (http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA)

Title: Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: slimsparty on November 17, 2009, 02:57:03 PM
Only in our sport to people not only openly help one another, they make professional grade instructional videos.

Cool stuff gentlemen.
Title: Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: mybeerpants on November 17, 2009, 05:27:23 PM
Very good idea my friend!
Here is how I do it... No body hates keg cleaning as much as me... Don't know if we can imbed youhoo videos here yet...
http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA (http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA)

Where'd you pick up that nifty hose to ball lock connector?
Title: Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: mrbowenz on November 17, 2009, 06:52:22 PM
Very good idea my friend!
Here is how I do it... No body hates keg cleaning as much as me... Don't know if we can imbed youhoo videos here yet...
http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA (http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA)

Where'd you pick up that nifty hose to ball lock connector?


I believe that’s a simple Quick Disconnect fitting, he mentions holding it on the post as it fit's the diameter, but doesn't lock. I do something similar, but have it fitted to a standard ball-lock, plus 40 psi is crazy cool pressure, I wish I had that...
Title: Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: mybeerpants on November 18, 2009, 12:19:06 AM
Very good idea my friend!
Here is how I do it... No body hates keg cleaning as much as me... Don't know if we can imbed youhoo videos here yet...
http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA (http://www.youtube.com/colplink#p/u/9/OaFVkNP_WAA)

Where'd you pick up that nifty hose to ball lock connector?


I believe that’s a simple Quick Disconnect fitting, he mentions holding it on the post as it fit's the diameter, but doesn't lock. I do something similar, but have it fitted to a standard ball-lock, plus 40 psi is crazy cool pressure, I wish I had that...

Is it like the one here?  http://www.mcmaster.com/#7470t25/=4jqybl (http://www.mcmaster.com/#7470t25/=4jqybl)
Title: Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: lonnie mac on November 18, 2009, 12:30:06 AM
Yea, it's just a simple ball lock brass QD that I purchased at my local Lowes. In a stroke of luck they fit great! (almost) I can't find these anymore. I have 12 sets for Brutus but I need one or two more really to match... I would suggest just taking one of your keg post to Home Depot or Lowes and see if you can find one that fits.
Title: Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
Post by: mrbowenz on November 18, 2009, 12:36:02 AM
I would imagine that 40 psi would help depress the popet valve as well if held tightly, I am not sure I could pull that off with my enlarged prostate water pressure  ;D