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Title: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: pyrite on April 16, 2011, 03:53:24 AM
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I just did something real dumb...To sanitize the corny keg lids I sprayed them with alcohol and flamed them.  That was a dumb idea because the valve melted into my new newly transfered beer.  I think the base on the relief valves are made of epoxy, or at least that's what my beer smells like now.

How can I fix these lid valves?
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: corkybstewart on April 16, 2011, 04:15:37 AM
Get new lids.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: tschmidlin on April 16, 2011, 05:35:31 AM
It depends on the style of lid.  For the two on the left I think you can buy a replacement valve  (http://www.midwestsupplies.com/pressure-relief-valve-cornelius-ball-lock-kegs.html)as long as you can get the threads and everything clean enough to get a good seal, but it's hard to tell from the pic if these are the right ones.

For the one with the big hole in it you can get something like this:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/safety-relief-valve-dome-style.html
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: pyrite on April 16, 2011, 05:50:11 AM
It depends on the style of lid.  For the two on the left I think you can buy a replacement valve  (http://www.midwestsupplies.com/pressure-relief-valve-cornelius-ball-lock-kegs.html)as long as you can get the threads and everything clean enough to get a good seal, but it's hard to tell from the pic if these are the right ones.

For the one with the big hole in it you can get something like this:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/safety-relief-valve-dome-style.html

Thanks tschmidlin,

I have the firestone keg lid, and that's big relief valve I think I'll need.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: tschmidlin on April 16, 2011, 07:51:16 AM
It depends on the style of lid.  For the two on the left I think you can buy a replacement valve  (http://www.midwestsupplies.com/pressure-relief-valve-cornelius-ball-lock-kegs.html)as long as you can get the threads and everything clean enough to get a good seal, but it's hard to tell from the pic if these are the right ones.

For the one with the big hole in it you can get something like this:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/safety-relief-valve-dome-style.html

Thanks tschmidlin,

I have the firestone keg lid, and that's big relief valve I think I'll need.
No worries.  Just so you know, that's the first one I found and there may be less expensive versions out there.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: gmac on April 16, 2011, 01:05:05 PM
I sprayed them with alcohol and flamed them. 

Not sure about the flaming but I've wondered in the past if Purel would work as a sanitizer in a pinch.  I was going to open a Wyeast pack the other day and didn't have any Star-San mixed up.  I wanted to sanitize the pack and scissors so I ended up wiping them down with bleach but I was curious if Purel (hand-sanitizer) would have worked.  Would be easier and probably safer.

Of course, I've also wondered how Purel and Coke would taste when I'm stuck in a work meeting (people at work are nuts with the Purel, it's everywhere).

As far as keg parts, here's who I use.
www.ontariobeerkegs.com 
Don't know if they have valves but they probably have used ones.  Stuff from here is ok but it's all used or reconditioned and will need a good cleaning.

Good luck finding replacements
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: Hokerer on April 16, 2011, 04:21:18 PM
Not sure about the flaming but I've wondered in the past if Purel would work as a sanitizer in a pinch.  I was going to open a Wyeast pack the other day and didn't have any Star-San mixed up.  I wanted to sanitize the pack and scissors so I ended up wiping them down with bleach but I was curious if Purel (hand-sanitizer) would have worked.  Would be easier and probably safer.

I just keep a box of alcohol wipes around (and a drug store bottle of isopropyl) for situations like that.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: Pinski on April 16, 2011, 04:49:06 PM
I've got in the habit of refilling a mister bottle with StarSan at every opportunity. Seems like the need for quick sanitation comes up a lot and I've found having this handy to be very convenient and quick.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: Will's Swill on April 16, 2011, 06:05:38 PM
+1000

Squirt bottle full of StarSan makes life easy.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: pyrite on April 16, 2011, 06:36:05 PM
+1000 to never lighting isopropyl alcohol on fire again.  I'll have to try the starsan spray bottle instead.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: tubercle on April 16, 2011, 09:26:14 PM

I just did something real dumb...To sanitize the corny keg lids I sprayed them with alcohol and flamed them.  That was a dumb idea because the valve melted into my new newly transfered beer.  I think the base on the relief valves are made of epoxy, or at least that's what my beer smells like now.

How can I fix these lid valves?
 


  "the valve melted into my new newly transfered beer." Did you attempt to sanitize the lids after you transferred the beer into the keg and fixed the lid in place?

  If so, not sure what you were trying to accomplish. Bad can't get inside once sealed.

 Might want to see a counselor about OCD (or CDO if you prefer the letters in order).
 
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: maxieboy on April 16, 2011, 09:28:38 PM
SMH...
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: pyrite on April 16, 2011, 10:04:43 PM

I just did something real dumb...To sanitize the corny keg lids I sprayed them with alcohol and flamed them.  That was a dumb idea because the valve melted into my new newly transfered beer.  I think the base on the relief valves are made of epoxy, or at least that's what my beer smells like now.

How can I fix these lid valves?
 


  "the valve melted into my new newly transfered beer." Did you attempt to sanitize the lids after you transferred the beer into the keg and fixed the lid in place?

  If so, not sure what you were trying to accomplish. Bad can't get inside once sealed.

 Might want to see a counselor about OCD (or CDO if you prefer the letters in order).
 

OCD...yeah, I might be anal about having things absolutely clean and sanitary, and my medicine is beer.  I was trying to reopened the keg lid trying to dry hop.
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: tubercle on April 17, 2011, 12:26:01 PM

I just did something real dumb...To sanitize the corny keg lids I sprayed them with alcohol and flamed them.  That was a dumb idea because the valve melted into my new newly transfered beer.  I think the base on the relief valves are made of epoxy, or at least that's what my beer smells like now.

How can I fix these lid valves?
 


  "the valve melted into my new newly transfered beer." Did you attempt to sanitize the lids after you transferred the beer into the keg and fixed the lid in place?

  If so, not sure what you were trying to accomplish. Bad can't get inside once sealed.

 Might want to see a counselor about OCD (or CDO if you prefer the letters in order).
 

OCD...yeah, I might be anal about having things absolutely clean and sanitary, and my medicine is beer.  I was trying to reopened the keg lid trying to dry hop.
 

  Ahh...that is a good reason to then. I congratulate you or your diligence.

 If beer is your medicine then Starsan are the vitamins. They work together to keep our obsession clicking along ;D
Title: Re: corny keg lid relief valve melted
Post by: tschmidlin on April 21, 2011, 04:56:41 AM
It depends on the style of lid.  For the two on the left I think you can buy a replacement valve  (http://www.midwestsupplies.com/pressure-relief-valve-cornelius-ball-lock-kegs.html)as long as you can get the threads and everything clean enough to get a good seal, but it's hard to tell from the pic if these are the right ones.

For the one with the big hole in it you can get something like this:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/safety-relief-valve-dome-style.html

Thanks tschmidlin,

I have the firestone keg lid, and that's big relief valve I think I'll need.
No worries.  Just so you know, that's the first one I found and there may be less expensive versions out there.
A friend of mine pointed me to these today - they look similar, but are $5 cheaper.
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=454