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Old 10-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #21
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I was looking at buying some pin locks without relief valves on top, although the vendor provides piece to push onto one of the posts to relief pressure. However, I don't see how this would let you vent oxygen when carbing b/c gas would be going in and pressing down on the out post would spray beer, right?
Right. so what you do is hook up the pin lock backwards. Wait, you cant.
yes you can if you build a gas line with a beer connector.

just like you'd build a hose for transfering from keg to keg "out to out". and purge the keg being filled with the gas post.


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I too am considering starting with pin lock b/c they're now cheaper. However, is there a way to vent oxygen when carbing (to prevent oxidation of the beer) as I've seen many talk about and demonstrate with the relief valve that's on top of ball locks kegs?
Yes, very easily: remove gas connector, depress poppet. I do it regularly


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Right. so what you do is hook up the pin lock backwards. Wait, you cant.
yes you can if you build a gas line with a beer connector.

just like you'd build a hose for transfering from keg to keg "out to out". and purge the keg being filled with the gas post.
Umm, not right actually. The dip tube for the gas-in side is higher than the level of beer in a full keg. I've never had beer squirt me through the gas side... if so, you've got bigger problems.
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Umm, not right actually. The dip tube for the gas-in side is higher than the level of beer in a full keg. I've never had beer squirt me through the gas side... if so, you've got bigger problems.
he said venting WHILE carbing
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he said venting WHILE carbing
Ah, I missed that. Does it matter? Cheers!
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Why the pic of the ball lock kegs?
It was a picture of "IN" and "OUT"
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mmcouch, I use a swivel nut connector on the gas line and connect gas line to an out quick connect on the out line. This bubbles CO2 through the beer as you are pressurizing, and I vent by pushing the plunger on the gas in port.
Just remember to take the disconnect off the keg before you undo the swivel nut...
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Can a guy take the lid from a pin lock and drill it out to install a pressure relief valve?
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Can a guy take the lid from a pin lock and drill it out to install a pressure relief valve?
If you have some sort of relief valve with a nut on the back side, yes. The lids are to thin to thread something into. I think the oval lids are interchangeable between pin and ball locks.
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Can a guy take the lid from a pin lock and drill it out to install a pressure relief valve?
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