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Old 04-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Plumbers Lube vs Keg Lube

Hello all, is plumbers lube the same as keg lube? They sell it at lowes for o rings and faucets. It says non toxic and has no petro products in it. My LHBS never has it in stock. Too lazy to just order it on line.


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Old 04-30-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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If it's foodsafe it's OK.
I'd just break the bank and get Keg Lube. It will last a life time anyway.


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Old 04-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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Most of the food grade lubes are gelled mineral oil. See what brand it is and look up the MSDS sheets for it online.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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Are you talking about:


Or:



The first one is obviously silicone and the second is a polyglycol mixture. The second one should work just fine for kegs and it states "no chemical contamination to drinking water".
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:22 PM   #5
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The first one is also acceptable. I looked up the CAS number, which has at least one MSDS sheet available; it comes out to be silicon dioxide. According to Wikipedia, it works as a flow agent, the amorphous state is called "glass", and is largely used as diatomaceous earth, a insecticide.
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Thanks all!
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I've seen people saying you can use KY jelly too, it's obviously food safe. Maybe strange, but what the heck.
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You can use KY Jelly (Propylene Glycol USP Grade), Vaseline, and USP Vegetable Glycerine. I buy the latter online by the gallon for around $44.00. A Gallon lasts me YEARS! Happy Brewing!


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