Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > o-ring lube
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
tobrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ashby Ma
Posts: 208
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default o-ring lube

Need to find some lube for my o-ring. My LHBS isn't open. Is ther some other type of food grade lube I can use?
ToBrew


__________________
Brew it Drink it Brew MORE!!!!!
tobrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
Edcculus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,567
Liked 43 Times on 40 Posts

Default

Do Lowes or Home Depot sell some sort of silicone lube?


Edcculus is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
winstonofbeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Vaseline will work. Little dab will do ya.
winstonofbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
jeffmeh
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeffmeh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,015
Liked 178 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winstonofbeer View Post
Vaseline will work. Little dab will do ya.
Vaseline will create a seal, but over time it will degrade the o-ring. You should be able to find food grade silicone grease at a hardware store.
jeffmeh is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,969
Liked 309 Times on 160 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winstonofbeer View Post
Vaseline will work. Little dab will do ya.
I would never let any petroleum based product near my beer.
EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
Clifton
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 696
Liked 44 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Ed, I've read a lot about this recently. BierMuncher uses mineral oil. Petrol Gel sold by many online HB retailers is petroleum based. Will it really eat your o-rings?

Also, I've not been able to find any info on the contents of the product labeled "keg lube." Is it silicone?

What do you use?
Clifton is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 03:34 AM   #7
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 13,438
Liked 1835 Times on 1446 Posts

Default

Keg Lube and similar "silicone" greases are typically comprised of amorphous fumed silica combined with a thickening/suspension agent like Polydimethylsiloxane and/or Dimethyl Siloxane, in a ratio of around 1:7.

Decidedly not "petroleum gel" - or even petroleum-based...

Cheers!
day_trippr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 04:00 AM   #8
dwarven_stout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 1,629
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr View Post
Keg Lube and similar "silicone" greases are typically comprised of amorphous fumed silica combined with a thickening/suspension agent like Polydimethylsiloxane and/or Dimethyl Siloxane, in a ratio of around 1:7.

Decidedly not "petroleum gel" - or even petroleum-based...

Cheers!
Always depending on where you get the dimethylsiloxane from, I suppose.
__________________
"I can't believe how many people think Air Lock is pronounced Hydrometer." -BigKahuna
"If you gave me a beer with placenta in it without telling me I would kick you in the nuts." -ODaniel
"We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter. We just wantz to be druck, u know?" -Yooper
dwarven_stout is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 04:42 AM   #9
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 13,438
Liked 1835 Times on 1446 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dwarven_stout View Post
Always depending on where you get the dimethylsiloxane from, I suppose.
It doesn't come from an oil well...
Polydimethylsiloxane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cheers!
day_trippr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 04:48 PM   #10
dwarven_stout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 1,629
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr View Post
It doesn't come from an oil well...
Polydimethylsiloxane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cheers!
So where does polydimethylsiloxane come from? Specifically, where does the dimethyl come from?


__________________
"I can't believe how many people think Air Lock is pronounced Hydrometer." -BigKahuna
"If you gave me a beer with placenta in it without telling me I would kick you in the nuts." -ODaniel
"We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter. We just wantz to be druck, u know?" -Yooper
dwarven_stout is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keg lube? beergutguy General Beer Discussion 19 06-10-2010 05:39 PM
no o-ring lube! problem? motobrewer Bottling/Kegging 7 12-21-2009 07:51 PM
keg lube yellow70cooper Bottling/Kegging 12 11-05-2007 05:05 PM
Keg lube by any other name is... ? Zymurgrafi Bottling/Kegging 5 10-04-2007 03:39 PM
Do I need keg lube? Lepoc2635 Bottling/Kegging 8 08-02-2007 02:28 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS