« on: September 17, 2010, 08:17:34 PM »
I have several used kegs - all ball lock style. I'm having problems with two of the six. I can't get my ball valve connectors (gas, picnic taps) to work. Well, they will work only after I force them onto the posts. I'm about to order some new posts from Williams, but upon researching the situation, I'm finding I have Cornelius and Spartanburg (Challenger VI) kegs with various types of gas/beer posts affixed to them. My two Spartanburg kegs have the appropriate posts, but the Cornelius kegs have both (what I think are) Spartanburg and Cornelius posts. Further compounding my confusion is that the Cornelius posts on the Cornelius kegs are the two kegs for which I'm having my problems. Confused. What is the best option for me to fix my two problematic kegs? Further, what is the best keg made for future reference?
Also, how does one clean the Spartanburg keg posts? I can't remove them. I have been filling the washed kegs with boiling water overnight thinking that should kill any "bugs" in the dip and beer tubes. I haven't had any problems yet.
Bill (in South Korea)