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Old 01-26-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I've read many posts where people say "use a little keg lube". I never bothered (partly because I didn't have any). Well today I got tired of labouring and hammering on those dam ball posts to get the connectors on and off, and I put just the TINIEST bit of baby oil around the edges (barely got my finger moist, ran it around the edge). The difference is that it is at least one thousand times easier.

If you haven't learned this yet, do it now!

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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sweet. Thanks for the tip. I have a new baby so, that stuff is plentiful...



 
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:13 PM   #3
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Hey guys,
barely got my finger moist, ran it around the edge
That's what she said

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:16 PM   #4
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Any food-safe silicone lubricant will work as well.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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KY plain old KY. good for more then just well ya know.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:28 PM   #6
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KY plain old KY. good for more then just well ya know.
Good for more than just uncomfortable doctor's visits???
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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Well today I got tired of labouring and hammering on those dam ball posts to get the connectors on and off
When I first started kegging I was having a lot of trouble with getting connectors on and off. Then I realized I was using the connectors on the wrong posts.

Grey is for Gas...Black is for Beer...
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:04 PM   #8
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When I first started kegging I was having a lot of trouble with getting connectors on and off. Then I realized I was using the connectors on the wrong posts.

Grey is for Gas...Black is for Beer...

I had the same problem, but I was using the right connectors... It just so happened that 2 of my kegs had all gas posts! So I had to use 2 gray connectors on each keg.

I also color code my posts with colored o-rings. Green for gas, Blue for beer - tells me which connectors I have to use - so obviously I have 2 green o-rings on those oddball kegs.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #9
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Is baby oil food safe? Doesn't sound like a good idea to me, especially when you can but food grade lubricants that work very well.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #10
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Baby oil is mineral oil plus some perfume. Mineral oil is the stuff you're supposed to use on wood cutting boards and salad bowls. He'll be fine.



 
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