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Old 09-28-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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Aug 2005
Hurst, Tx
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Got my first keg and am working on getting it ready. I've got it completely disasembeled except for the popet valve. How the heck do you get it out of there. It looks like it's pressed in. I don't want to force it out unless that's the only way.

BTW the keg is a Firestone Challenger VI. It has had root beer in it and I'm replacing all the rubber in the thing.

Primary: Empty

Secondary #2: Empty

Bottle Conditioning: Oatmeal Stout

Drinking from Keg: Ordinary Bitter, Kolsch

Drinking bottled: Brown Autumn Wee Heavy
Hefe Weizen
Peaches and Cream Weizen

"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption... Beer!"
-Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck.

Next up: Hefe Weizen

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Old 09-28-2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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Apr 2005
Knoxville, TN
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Take the fitting off the keg. Place the fitting on a towel with the poppet button facing upward. Using a small rod, maybe a key or a small wooden dowel, something about the diameter of the button, push straight down on the button. It will give a little as the spring compresses but keep pushing down (carefully). Eventually, it will dislodge and snap down (hence the reason for the towel).


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