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Wilbergrowsalot 10-24-2012 10:53 PM

Lube it!
 
I'm having a difficult time connecting my corny keg from time to time. I'm wondering if there is a food grade lube that I can put on the connections to make it easier. Any suggestions?

Golddiggie 10-24-2012 10:54 PM

It's called, oddly enough, Keg Lube... :eek:

You can find it on virtually all homebrew supply sites (that have any kegging hardware) as well as almost all LHBS stores... A little goes a looooooong way too.

Hammy71 10-24-2012 11:24 PM

Keg lube will help. But for the really difficult ones....it's time to change the o-rings. Amazing the difference.

blaster_54738 10-25-2012 12:12 AM

KY works in a pinch too...just saying ;)

pelipen 10-25-2012 12:47 AM

I use 100% pure silicone lube from the plumbing section of a home store. don't use anything petroleum based.

Golddiggie 10-25-2012 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by pelipen (Post 4529341)
I use 100% pure silicone lube from the plumbing section of a home store. don't use anything petroleum based.

Hoss, I hope that's food grade lube you're using. Keg lube is 100% designed for this application. I seriously doubt the silicone lube you're using is.

Yuri_Rage 10-25-2012 02:30 AM

Keg lube is usually mineral oil based.

pelipen 10-25-2012 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golddiggie

Hoss, I hope that's food grade lube you're using. Keg lube is 100% designed for this application. I seriously doubt the silicone lube you're using is.

It is. It's FDA/NSF approved for potable water and incidental food contact.

Keg lube is generally FDA approved silicone grease. The cheap stuff is petroleum/mineral oil based

It would not surprise me if they came from the same source, though I can't prove that.

edmanster 10-25-2012 05:44 AM

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This is what I use and can be found at any restaurant supply store..

Golddiggie 10-25-2012 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by edmanster (Post 4530141)
This is what I use and can be found at any restaurant supply store..

Got a tube of that too... :D


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