HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Help...keg top leaking w/fishing line f/dry hops
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-08-2010, 04:57 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,423
Liked 59 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 29


SS hose clamp attached to the underside of the lid and tie the fish line to the clamp. Lost a tank of CO2 to that damn fish line through the top once.

samc is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2010, 07:47 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,512
Liked 32 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 3


I too have found unflavored, unwaxed dental floss to seal just fine. Maybe cuz it's flat?

Itchy Dog Brewery.

(As of 10-24-2011)
Primary - Steppe 112 PA, 2x Monday RyePA
Aging - None :-(
On tap - Big Dog, Apfelwein, Steppe 112 PA

My invisible AG sculpture, with no actual sculpture and a tiny footprint.
My Kegerator goes offroading!
My Coors Home Draft dispenser for boating/beering on the go.
shortyjacobs is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-09-2010, 01:47 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 426

Quick update: bought a pair of bar magnets for $2.79, tied off to one and placed the other on the outside of the lid. In business.

I may try the floss next time, as I like the simplicity of having something just protruding through the lid.

I suspect that it sealed during my dry run because the weight of the ball wasn't there to pull on the seal. Even if a perfect seal isn't necessary till carbonating, I'll sleep better now!

Thanks for the replies, folks.

BuzzCraft is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
air leaking into my beer line flananuts Bottling/Kegging 7 01-27-2010 01:35 AM
Going Fishing DeathBrewer General Chit Chat 42 05-08-2009 09:10 AM
Fishing TxBrew General Chit Chat 47 05-14-2008 02:34 AM
Fishing line instead of hop twine? brewmeone Hops Growing 3 05-06-2008 06:04 PM
Summitt Hops On-Line? mendlodc Recipes/Ingredients 4 10-12-2007 01:15 PM

Newest Threads