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mrkeeg 01-26-2009 05:57 PM

+10000 for keg lube (baby oil) on ball posts
 
Hey guys,
I've read many posts where people say "use a little keg lube". I never bothered (partly because I didn't have any). Well today I got tired of labouring and hammering on those dam ball posts to get the connectors on and off, and I put just the TINIEST bit of baby oil around the edges (barely got my finger moist, ran it around the edge). The difference is that it is at least one thousand times easier.

If you haven't learned this yet, do it now!

(Ooops... wrong forum... should be in Kegging... Mod?)
(Can't find a "delete post" option in the "edit" feature)

MilwaukeeBrewGuy 01-26-2009 07:13 PM

sweet. Thanks for the tip. I have a new baby so, that stuff is plentiful...

Parker36 01-26-2009 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrkeeg (Post 1091808)
Hey guys,
barely got my finger moist, ran it around the edge

That's what she said

conpewter 01-26-2009 07:16 PM

Any food-safe silicone lubricant will work as well.

pen25 01-26-2009 08:06 PM

KY plain old KY. good for more then just well ya know.

Doog_Si_Reeb 01-26-2009 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pen25 (Post 1092111)
KY plain old KY. good for more then just well ya know.

Good for more than just uncomfortable doctor's visits??? :D

SOB 01-26-2009 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrkeeg (Post 1091808)
Well today I got tired of labouring and hammering on those dam ball posts to get the connectors on and off

When I first started kegging I was having a lot of trouble with getting connectors on and off. Then I realized I was using the connectors on the wrong posts.

Grey is for Gas...Black is for Beer...:D

brrman 01-28-2009 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOB (Post 1092183)
When I first started kegging I was having a lot of trouble with getting connectors on and off. Then I realized I was using the connectors on the wrong posts.

Grey is for Gas...Black is for Beer...:D


I had the same problem, but I was using the right connectors... It just so happened that 2 of my kegs had all gas posts! So I had to use 2 gray connectors on each keg.

I also color code my posts with colored o-rings. Green for gas, Blue for beer - tells me which connectors I have to use - so obviously I have 2 green o-rings on those oddball kegs.

wildwest450 01-28-2009 05:19 PM

Is baby oil food safe? Doesn't sound like a good idea to me, especially when you can but food grade lubricants that work very well.

brewthunda 01-28-2009 05:35 PM

Baby oil is mineral oil plus some perfume. Mineral oil is the stuff you're supposed to use on wood cutting boards and salad bowls. He'll be fine.


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