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yso191:
I am currently lagering a Baltic Porter.  I hooked CO2 to it while it was in the fridge just to do two things at one time.  I went out to the garage last night to enjoy a cigar and checked on it - no pressure.  I had a leak.  I had done a leak test using star-san spray on the posts and center opening.  But not a thorough test after connecting the tank.  And now with no CO2 to pressurize the system I may not know what the problem was, but in thinking about it, I came to wonder about the application of keg lube.

How often should I lubricate the rubber O rings?  I have never done it, but I only have one or two brews on each of my 3 corny kegs.

Jimmy K:
Did you check that the lid was seated properly? Mine can get slightly off kilter and leak.  I lubricate all the o-rings at once when I take the posts off to fully clean the keg.

Pinski:

--- Quote from: mtnrockhopper on February 04, 2013, 10:21:00 AM ---Did you check that the lid was seated properly? Mine can get slightly off kilter and leak.  I lubricate all the o-rings at once when I take the posts off to fully clean the keg.

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+1
I lube up the o-rings about every 2-3 cleanings.  You'll develop a feel for how the o-rings, well feel when they need a fresh coat.  I use the lid ring as my guide. 

bluesman:

--- Quote from: mtnrockhopper on February 04, 2013, 10:21:00 AM ---I lubricate all the o-rings at once when I take the posts off to fully clean the keg.

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+1

I try to lube them every cycle.

whitemancanhop:
I have also found it beneficial to seat the seals by giving it an initial burst of high pressure. 

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