Originally Posted by Cactus
You all would have laughed at me I had the kid holding tight on the floor and I was pulling that lid up with everything I had. Thought it was broke.Had to call the lhbs to find out you push the lid in first.
Not the first time I've read this on here- Just be glad you called and figured it out- at least your knuckles are intact
Many a new brewers encounter a new keg under pressure, and when they learn how to open it, proceed to bang up their hand trying to get it open (even after relieving pressure). A rubber mallet, or quick tap with palm of the hand prevents you from scraping your knuckles on the rim. It'll come in handy later when you empty this keg