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Old 10-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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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?



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Old 10-24-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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It's called, oddly enough, Keg Lube...

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.



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Old 10-24-2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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Keg lube will help. But for the really difficult ones....it's time to change the o-rings. Amazing the difference.

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KY works in a pinch too...just saying

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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I use 100% pure silicone lube from the plumbing section of a home store. don't use anything petroleum based.

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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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.
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Keg lube is usually mineral oil based.

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



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This is what I use and can be found at any restaurant supply store..
Got a tube of that too...


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