Author Topic: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?  (Read 4120 times)

Offline babalu87

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Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« on: November 14, 2009, 01:32:05 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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Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 02:10:11 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


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Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 07:57:03 AM »
Only in our sport to people not only openly help one another, they make professional grade instructional videos.

Cool stuff gentlemen.

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Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 10:27:23 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

Where'd you pick up that nifty hose to ball lock connector?
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Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 11:52:22 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

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...
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Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 05:19:06 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

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
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Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 05:30:06 PM »
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.

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Re: Tired of disassembling kegs all the time?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 05:36:02 PM »
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
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