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Old 04-23-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Ok, ive been looking everywhere for this and cannot find information about putting a corney keg on its side. For example, my keg wont fit in my fridge standing up, but if i put it on its side will it still work?



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It will work for a little while but you'll only be aboe to get about 40-50% of the beer out of it.

In other words - no.

In a very basic description, the corny keg works by the pressure on top of the liquid "pushing" the beer out of the dip tube opening at the bottom.



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I dont see why not . Just keep the dip tube on the bottom .

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On my corny's the dip tube extends to the bottom (vertical) of the conry to the base of the concave portion of the cylinder in the appromimate center keg.

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depend if you mean completely on its side or slanted. Slanted willl work for 80% of the time completely on its side will work 50% of the time , and upside will completely not work 100% of the time. I seen some post wher a guy made a wood holder to hold a 3 gallon corny slanted on its side.

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It will work for a little while but you'll only be aboe to get about 40-50% of the beer out of it.

In other words - no.

In a very basic description, the corny keg works by the pressure on top of the liquid "pushing" the beer out of the dip tube opening at the bottom.
If the dip tube is bent to rest on the side of the keg I would think you would get just about all out of the keg. The gas would still push down on the liquid whether its standing up or on its side forcing it out the dip tube . Simple hydraulics in action
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depend if you mean completely on its side or slanted. Slanted willl work for 80% of the time completely on its side will work 50% of the time , and upside will completely not work 100% of the time. I seen some post wher a guy made a wood holder to hold a 3 gallon corny slanted on its side.
Do you remeber that post, cause i have a 3 gallon keg? That would be perfect.
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On my corny's the dip tube extends to the bottom (vertical) of the conry to the base of the concave portion of the cylinder in the appromimate center keg.
Not mine The dip tube runs the side of the corny and the concave part is again on the side guess it depends on the maker of the carny.
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Agreed if you bent the tube you would get most of the beer out. I'd also be concerned about the liquid against the gas-in port for the first 10-20% of the volume, a liquid safe check valve on the airline just before the disconnect should solve that issue.

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and upside will completely not work 100% of the time.
think outside the box just swap the dip tube with the gas tube. Now the gas is on the top(bottom) and the gas tube is under the beer at the bottom(top)


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