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Old 12-28-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Just got my keg today. There is no purge valve on the lid. I was under the impression from what I have read and watched that a quick purge is necessary after the first injection of co2 in order to get the small amount of oxygen on top out. I called the company that I ordered from (which is on this website) and the gentlemen told me he has been kegging for quite a while and never has purged.

So.... Should I get a new lid? To purge or not to purge; that is the question.

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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weird... you could still purge by unhooking the co2 and pushing down the pin on the intake valve with a chopstick or something.

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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What I would do would be to buy a pressure relief valve and install itinto a lid. From that valve you can purge all you want.

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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weird... you could still purge by unhooking the co2 and pushing down the pin on the intake valve with a chopstick or something.
huh - I thought I was the only one who used a chopstick.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:03 PM   #5
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The old Pin Lock kegs by Coke didnt have the relief valves but a fuse type valve. I think they release at 140 psi. But one it releases you have replace it. I just take the gas line off and purge it with a screwdriver or they actually make a little plastic cap that goes on the co2 in.

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:14 PM   #6
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+1 Just order the little purger thing next time you order keg stuff, use a screwdriver for now.

If you want lids with pressure relief valves you can buy them but even used it is a high percentage of the cost of a used keg. Installing a pressure relief valve sounds not worth it but maybe you are very handy and have a lot of free time.

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Old 12-29-2010, 09:50 PM   #7
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huh - I thought I was the only one who used a chopstick.
nope. I also use a bamboo chopstick on poppets since it won't damage/scratch anything and the ones I have are just PERFECT diameter for it.
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Ha ha. +4 for the chopstick.

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just make sure you don't overfill the keg before venting.... if you do, video is in order!

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