So I was able to purchase 3 used cornelious kegs. The stems were not worth a damn so I needed to remove them to clean but realized its probably better to just go ahead and buy new ones. Only problem is each keg seems to have a different set of stems. After some research I have found that I will need the following stems:
Keg #1 & 2- Seems to be the Firestone style
Keg #3 - Seems to be the Spartenburg style
I've noticed that the Firestone ones, when researching to purchase, say
"For older Firestone Challenger (no V or VI imprint) and John Wood 85 ball-lock kegs (beer side pictured). Includes needed 7/16” tall by 5/8” wide white nylon insert. Does not fit older Firestone kegs with ‘racetrack’ (not oval) or round lids, unless they are marked ‘Challenger’. These feature 11/16-18 threads"
I suppose my question is, how do I know if these will fit w/ out spending money? Is there a way to tell?
Also, I think I know this answer, should I replace the internal plastic stems on the beer side as well as the SS dip tube?
Last but not least do the new stems come w/ new poppets or do I need ot purchse new ones for both of the style stems I need?