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menisale 07-23-2011 06:13 PM

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I need help!!!

I have two kegs, one that has the slots at the top, removed the spiral clip and was able to remove, no problem. I'm using this as my 15 gallon fermenter and quite happy.

The other one has no slots on the top ring. It also had a spiral clip that I removed.

It isn't a screw out spear either. I'm able to get it to move back and forth the normal amount, as if it were to lift through the slots, but no slots. I've reviewed videos and blogs and not found this type. Manufactured by Hoover Group for G Heileman Brewing.

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menisale 07-23-2011 06:13 PM

2 Attachment(s)

I need help!!!

I have two kegs, one that has the slots at the top, removed the spiral clip and was able to remove, no problem. I'm using this as my 15 gallon fermenter and quite happy.

The other one has no slots on the top ring. It also had a spiral clip that I removed.

It isn't a screw out spear either. I'm able to get it to move back and forth the normal amount, as if it were to lift through the slots, but no slots. I've reviewed videos and blogs and not found this type. Manufactured by Hoover Group for G Heileman Brewing.

Any ideasAttachment 30371
Attachment 30372


ultra_ 08-31-2011 02:22 AM

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thanks mate
I will try tonight brewries are a bit funny about the tool
And yeah they have 10l kegs 20lt and 30lt the 10lt are similar to the standard kegs however the 20lt and 30lt ones are very similar to corny kegs.
They agve me a new spear and it has a safety catch that seems it may be alot easier to get out.
Instead of 2 little prongs it has one bigger one that doesnt have as much pressure on it.
I was thinking that it may be possible to grind/bend the catch a little so it could be taken out on a angle rather then straight out.
I have attached some pics of the kegs.I live in new zealand but think they may be from france.also could someone tell me what 3.5bar working pressure is in psi?


ultra_ 08-31-2011 02:22 AM

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thanks mate
I will try tonight brewries are a bit funny about the tool
And yeah they have 10l kegs 20lt and 30lt the 10lt are similar to the standard kegs however the 20lt and 30lt ones are very similar to corny kegs.
They agve me a new spear and it has a safety catch that seems it may be alot easier to get out.
Instead of 2 little prongs it has one bigger one that doesnt have as much pressure on it.
I was thinking that it may be possible to grind/bend the catch a little so it could be taken out on a angle rather then straight out.
I have attached some pics of the kegs.I live in new zealand but think they may be from france.also could someone tell me what 3.5bar working pressure is in psi?


ultra_ 08-31-2011 02:22 AM

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thanks mate
I will try tonight brewries are a bit funny about the tool
And yeah they have 10l kegs 20lt and 30lt the 10lt are similar to the standard kegs however the 20lt and 30lt ones are very similar to corny kegs.
They agve me a new spear and it has a safety catch that seems it may be alot easier to get out.
Instead of 2 little prongs it has one bigger one that doesnt have as much pressure on it.
I was thinking that it may be possible to grind/bend the catch a little so it could be taken out on a angle rather then straight out.
I have attached some pics of the kegs.I live in new zealand but think they may be from france.also could someone tell me what 3.5bar working pressure is in psi?


ultra_ 08-31-2011 02:22 AM

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thanks mate
I will try tonight brewries are a bit funny about the tool
And yeah they have 10l kegs 20lt and 30lt the 10lt are similar to the standard kegs however the 20lt and 30lt ones are very similar to corny kegs.
They agve me a new spear and it has a safety catch that seems it may be alot easier to get out.
Instead of 2 little prongs it has one bigger one that doesnt have as much pressure on it.
I was thinking that it may be possible to grind/bend the catch a little so it could be taken out on a angle rather then straight out.
I have attached some pics of the kegs.I live in new zealand but think they may be from france.also could someone tell me what 3.5bar working pressure is in psi?


nealio_42 01-15-2013 07:15 PM

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I'm cooking with gas now. I think I just needed a longer screwdriver to get a little moe pressure on the safety. Now that I have the spears out I think I'm going to remove the safeties for easier handling. Thanks for the response.



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