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tschmidlin:

--- Quote from: fugglupagus on January 24, 2013, 03:35:41 PM ---Mostly I don’t worry either.  But I have one fussy keg with a slight dent in its lip.  Sometimes it takes a liberal application of lube, a little magic, and more than a few swear words to get the lid to seal.  Afterwards it’s a bugger to clean.

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Have you seen the softer o-rings that some places carry?  It helps to make up for the imperfections in the lid.  I haven't used them, but I've heard good things.
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/OVERSIZE-KEG-LID-SEALING-O-RING-P58.aspx

fugglupagus:

--- Quote from: tschmidlin on January 25, 2013, 01:01:29 AM ---
--- Quote from: fugglupagus on January 24, 2013, 03:35:41 PM ---Mostly I don’t worry either.  But I have one fussy keg with a slight dent in its lip.  Sometimes it takes a liberal application of lube, a little magic, and more than a few swear words to get the lid to seal.  Afterwards it’s a bugger to clean.

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Have you seen the softer o-rings that some places carry?  It helps to make up for the imperfections in the lid.  I haven't used them, but I've heard good things.
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/OVERSIZE-KEG-LID-SEALING-O-RING-P58.aspx

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No, those are new to me.  Seems like they should work like a charm.  I’ll give one a try.  Thanks.

FWIW, Amazon has the Haynes CIP low melting point lube mentioned above.  In related news, people who have purchased that item from Amazon have also purchased magnetic stir bars and drip trays.  Go figure.

fugglupagus:

--- Quote from: tschmidlin on January 25, 2013, 01:01:29 AM ---
--- Quote from: fugglupagus on January 24, 2013, 03:35:41 PM ---Mostly I don’t worry either.  But I have one fussy keg with a slight dent in its lip.  Sometimes it takes a liberal application of lube, a little magic, and more than a few swear words to get the lid to seal.  Afterwards it’s a bugger to clean.

--- End quote ---
Have you seen the softer o-rings that some places carry?  It helps to make up for the imperfections in the lid.  I haven't used them, but I've heard good things.
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/OVERSIZE-KEG-LID-SEALING-O-RING-P58.aspx

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Turned out I already had one in the baggie of miscellaneous-spare-keg-things-I-might-need-someday.  Works great.  Thanks again.

kraftwerk:
My parents just threw a party and someone brought a 5 gal Sanke keg of Lefthand Sawtooth. (Had I known it was going to be one of those parties, I would have brought a keg of my own!) Anyway, the stupid hand pump rented from the liquor store decided to stop working so I took it apart unfolded the wound up o-ring on the plunger and lubed it up with some olive oil! The thing worked like a charm and for the rest of the night I was the genius who made the beer work.

So the moral of the story is: olive oil works in a pinch. Not sure what it would do to the inside seals of a keg, or beer flavor.

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