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Old 11-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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What is keg lube and what is it for? I've been kegging for about 10 batches now and seem to have survived without it. I should probably replace some of the rubber gaskets, but as Seinfeld would say, what's the deal with keg lube?

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Just ensures a good seal.... QD's slide on & off eaiser as well.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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Yep I have 6 kegs but only 1 gets lubed on the lids cause it just refuses to seal without it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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And it helps the rubber from drying out, which makes them last longer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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And everthing works better when properly lubed....
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:48 AM   #6
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I don't get it either. I don't use it and don't have any problems. Pepsi and coke didn't use it and managed to survive without it for decades.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:34 AM   #7
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O-rings work best when they can move a little, and when they aren't dried out. Lubricating them lightly takes care of both issues.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #8
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.....Pepsi and coke didn't use it and managed to survive without it for decades.
How do you know this for sure? You think it was just made for homebrewers?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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I use it. It seems to make my QD's go on and cone much easier. But I could just be my girls hands.

 
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I use it. It seems to make my QD's go on and cone much easier. But I could just be my girls hands.
This would have been funnier if you had checked your spelling before posting.
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