Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > How do I remove this valve/spear?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
Crypticx666
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 11
Default How do I remove this valve/spear?

Hi,

I want to re-use this keg for homebrew but I don't know how to open it. It's a Guinness keg so there's not a lot of info on how to open it. I will Include some pictures below.

photo-1.jpg   photo-2.jpg   photo-3.jpg  
__________________
Crypticx666 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
buzzkill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Country Oklahoma
Posts: 987
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

its threaded in I bet. alot of newer ones are. and if I remember they are revers threaded.

__________________
buzzkill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2012, 04:43 AM   #3
JRems
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mahopac, NY
Posts: 2,229
Liked 58 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I'm pretty sure it's regular thread. There is probably some kind of latch as well that needs to be depressed after it's unscrewed.

__________________
JRems is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
Crypticx666
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 11
Default

If i can't get it open it's going to be converted to a mash tun! haha

__________________
Crypticx666 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
John_FL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 68
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

If you have relieved all the pressure just cut the top off without removing the spear.

__________________
John_FL is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-05-2012, 02:19 AM   #6
Old_mil_guy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 164
Likes Given: 1

Default

Did you try holding keg coupler with downward pressure and turning the spear with the coupler?

__________________
Old_mil_guy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-05-2012, 03:03 AM   #7
JuanMoore
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Old Pueblo
Posts: 16,165
Liked 3210 Times on 3114 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

They're a PITA to remove the spear without the special tool. This might help-

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/guinness-keg-disassembly-142880/

__________________
Keezer Soze

Yuri rubs it out with 60 grit... wouldn't even feel a tenga egg. -Randar

, place entry ox dixla to suck. Fcxk fwnpoo and passed. Hel an my spupid ass. OK. - TXCrash
JuanMoore is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2012, 06:44 AM   #8
Crypticx666
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 11
Default

Thanks for the replies. I really wanna use it as a keg but haven't really tried to get it open yet. I think the thread part is the hardest, especially since I don't know for sure if it's reverse threads or not.

__________________
Crypticx666 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #9
ratsathome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Meath, Ireland
Posts: 71
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

I done 3 of them today.Took me about 5 minutes.
Make sure you release the pressure.Put the keg on it's side and push a screwdriver into the valve.
After you remove the lock nut,pull up on the spear and rotate slowly until both catches release.

2012-07-01-16.36.38.jpg   2012-07-01-16.36.59.jpg   2012-07-01-16.40.04.jpg   2012-07-01-16.40.37.jpg   2012-07-01-16.41.26.jpg  

__________________
Better have it and don't use it than need it and don't have it.
ratsathome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 11:53 PM   #10
conpewter
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
conpewter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,108
Liked 40 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Nice Pics ratsathome. I had one like this that I opened with the with a screwdriver like you did, but didn't drill a hole. It is a regular thread.

__________________

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

conpewter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! how do I remove the spear from a foreign sanke?!?! bhatchable Bottling/Kegging 7 03-06-2014 08:29 PM
How to Remove a Miller Threaded Keg Valve (not retained by a spiral ring) Winemaker2 Bottling/Kegging 34 03-01-2014 03:17 PM
Can't remove poppet valve from post (Firestone) Prionburger Bottling/Kegging 18 01-11-2013 10:17 AM
Remove spear in 50L Stella keg- help JRems Bottling/Kegging 4 02-01-2012 02:44 AM
How to remove pin lock relief valve? abellote Bottling/Kegging 7 04-30-2011 02:06 AM