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Old 02-16-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Storing Cornnies?????

should they pressurized when empty or does it matter

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Old 02-17-2007, 03:18 AM   #2
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I like to keep them pressurized. I guess I figure that this will keep any nasties from finding their way into the keg.


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Old 02-17-2007, 03:29 AM   #3
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It doesn't matter. I don't see a reason to store it pressurized. You'll still have to sanitize it anyways.

I clean them after use and then break them down and sanitize them right before filling.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:47 AM   #4
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I agree it really shouldn't matter as long as they are stored in a dry semi-clean area (free of dampness, bugs, mice, etc.).

I figure if you store it pressurized you are placing unnecessary pressure on all the o-rings. Removing the lid, posts and dip tubes allows the rings to maintain a round configuration versus being pressed flat during storage.

I've just started the kegging process, but I won't place the o-rings on until I sanitize and fill the keg. It's just more logical that way.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:03 AM   #5
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I store mine upside down with the lid off so they will drain and eventually dry.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:16 AM   #6
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i do the same. i find that liquid/water gets trapped in the liquid tube sometimes, so i have to put the keg right side up for a bit to drain it, then invert again.
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I store them under pressure, too many crawlies. Yes, I have to sanitize them before use, but at least I don't have to re-clean them.
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All Queen aside, I vote for pressurized storage. Maybe 10-12 psi. Then when you go to use them and they aren't pressurized you know you have a leak!


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