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Old 05-01-2007, 02:46 AM   #11
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I did this exact thing...all except the lying it on the side part.

I actually ran home at lunch and couldn't resist doing something with my new keg.

Needless to say, I returned to work with a different shirt and my hair slightly matted to the side.

Haha. Yeah I learned by error as well. My nasty spray was from a keg still half full that had been sitting in a barn for over 3 years.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:55 AM   #12
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I just put a towel over it and pressed the ball. The towel keep you from taking a shower...
But then you have a towel soaked with nastibrew. Lean it on it's side and nothing comes out except CO2.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:24 AM   #13
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It was a good thing I laid the kegs on their sides. Beer went everywhere!! Two of them were still 1/2 full, and the beer soaked towel is still on the front porch...eewww! Thanks for the help.

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Old 05-02-2007, 03:48 AM   #14
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my first one had an apricot wheat that had been sitting in the phoenix sun for about a month.

talk about rank, this stuff was absolutely horrid

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Old 05-09-2007, 03:09 PM   #15
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The easy-no-spray-way to depressurize is to just drill a small hole in the top, in the section that you are going to throw away. No fuss, no muss. Clean face, too.

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #16
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You can press down on the ball in the middle, make sure the keg is on its side or empty before doing so, after that is completed get a thin flat head screw driver and hammer it into the little ring around the keg, all you need to do is lift the ring up a little bit then take another thin flat head screw driver and hammer it on the side of the ring to make it pop out. After that simply twist the head of the wand on the keg and pop it out

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Old 03-05-2014, 11:36 PM   #17
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But don't do it until you are ready to start cutting, drilling, removing the dip tube etc. Oh and Do it OUTSIDE!

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Old 03-06-2014, 01:52 AM   #18
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You do realize this post was over 7 years ago

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Old 03-06-2014, 04:22 PM   #19
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You do realize there may still be people new to converting kegs that may not have seen this 7 years ago...

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