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Old 01-01-2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default How do you get a corny keg to friggin' seal?

So, got a kegging system for Christmas. Keg came pressurized, so I know it can hold pressure. However, I just got my CO2 tank filled, and I'm trying to seal up the lid and put a few psi on the keg again. Can't do it. CO2 is leaking all around the lid that I can see when I spritz soapy water on it. Is there some trick to this? Can you post a step-by-step for an idiot like me?

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Old 01-01-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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Pullup hard on the lid til the keg is pressurized. After that it will hold the seal with the pressure in the keg.

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Old 01-01-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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hit it hard with like 30psi, and if you have some lube, use it.

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Old 01-01-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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hit it hard with like 30psi, and if you have some lube, use it.
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hit it hard with like 30psi, and if you have some lube, use it.
Ooooh yeah, that feels niiii...Wait, how does this help my keg seal?
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keg lube is designed to moisten and keep supple the rubber as it is pinched and douched in beer. 30 psi assures the lid and o-ring to conform to the keg lip. or try rotating the lid 180*

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on some of my kegs, turning the lid around 180 degrees will allow it to seal.

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i have one that wouldnt seal. so i had to mark it and the keg so they never seperate or go in wrong.

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I had to turn it up to 30 psi and pull as hard as I could on the lid for about 20 seconds. Jeez, I might almost prefer bottling.

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