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Old 11-27-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default 5 gal Corney keg differences

I see Kegconnection.com has a sale going on this weekend on a "racetrack" style keg for 18 bucks here: http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=421

This appears to be different than the other Corney's listed on their website for 30 bucks here: http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=1

The lid looks to be a little different, but, does it matter? Anyone using these? I have a couple of the $30 style, but haven't seen the "racetrack" ones before. Thanks!

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Old 11-27-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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it appears the only real difference is the lid which is not interchangeable.

It does say its ball lock/pepsi so as long as you have ball connections your all set.,

For the price, I don't care if its oval or racetrack, I think I would like the wider opening to get my hand in there better to scrub it clean.

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Old 11-27-2009, 06:47 PM   #3
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I ordered two of them today from kegconnection.
Deal was too good to pass up!

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Old 11-27-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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I have a ball lock keg like that and it has different o-rings on both the in and out posts. I wouldn't even call them o-rings...more like nylon washers.

The keg does hold pressure but you might have to get creative if you ever had to replace those washers.

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Old 11-27-2009, 08:22 PM   #5
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The only difference should be the lid itself and the lid o-ring which I believe is a slightly different size.

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Old 11-27-2009, 08:31 PM   #6
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What I meant to say was the "o-rings" on the dip tubes are different...at least that is the case on the keg I have with this type of lid. The o-ring on the lid should be the same size.

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Old 11-28-2009, 05:39 AM   #7
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Thanks gents. Ddub, are you happy with yours? Would you buy one again, or drop the extra couple bucks to get the "normal kind"? Having complete interchangability between kegs is probably worth a little, but probably not much (as long as the disconnects are the same).

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:45 AM   #8
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I have one of those kegs, and the poppet was leaking... Getting parts for it is a challenge at best. Don't throw away the nylon gas-in dip tube - they aren't available ANYWHERE. You can use a standard lid O-Ring for the lid, but the O-rings on the dip tubes aren't. I couldn't find those O-Rings, but I tried stacking two O-rings and that worked. Also, if you want to replace the nylon spacer - Williams Brewing has something similar that you can sand down a bit to fit. Also, the poppets are hard to replace - but the ones for John Wood kegs fit when you use the nylon spacers from Williams Brewing.

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:58 PM   #9
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Well it works for now, but if there wasn't much of a price difference I would probably go with the "normal" style. I know I saw somewhere on the web where a guy got some parts from the plumbing section at the hardware store and made new washers for the dip tubes. I'll see if I can find it.

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Old 11-28-2009, 01:05 PM   #10
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http://hbd.org/uchima/kegging/kegadvent.html I'm not sure if this is exactly the same type of keg but something like this would probably work.
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