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Old 08-22-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Should I be concerned that the flame on my burner creates alot of heat on the side of my keggle, will that effect a valve if i decide to intall one. as in melting problems or anything, that is not metal?


2 gallons of Wild hop IPA fermenting.... that is all
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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i havent experianced any problem with this as of yet. the water keeps everything fairly cool.

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Just keep in mind that there are vent holes where the bottom skirt attaches to the keg. Don't position your valve over one of the holes.
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it may or may not be a concern. On one of my keggles the valve is right over a cut out on the skirt. A lot of heat comes through there but the valve has never failed. If there were flames coming out of the hole, that would be another story.

Regardless, I have on occasion fashioned a shield out of several aluminum foil. Folding it in half 2-3 times and placing it under the valve. It did keep the valve cooler.

Good luck in your efforts.
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