Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Corny Keg won't seal.
Thread Tools
Old 06-26-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Default Corny Keg won't seal.

So I'm the idiot. I had to tap the lid of my keg lightly with a hammer to release the tight seal it had previously. I used a towel light the hardness and tapped gently. Unfortunately I can't get the key to reseal itself.
Can such a light tap ruin a lid? Or even a keg? I really don't think I hit it hard enough to damage the keg or the lid. Has anyone else ever done this?

JoeBo is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
runningweird's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: State Line, PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,046
Liked 88 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 47


1. how old is your big o ring? if old replace it.
2. is your o ring keg lubed? if not grab some and lube it up nice and deep like.
3. did you physically bend the lid? if so, you are as dumb as I am since I accidentally did that once. try to unbend it or try a different lid on that keg to see if it is the lid.
4. place dimes under the feat of the keg lid lever - there should be little rubber feet on them on either side of the lid, when the keg clamp is almost down put some dimes under them, then slide it down so the dimes make the clamp push down harder.
5. once you get that done, crank the gas up to about 40 psi so the keg seals on pressure alone, once it does so(make sure to check for leaks with a soap or star san solution) lower the psi down.
6. tomorrow make sure your co2 tank isn't empty. if it is, make up some excuse to get it refilled and then try steps one through 5 again.

good luck
My 6 Tap Long Draw Tower Build:
runningweird is offline
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
DrunkleJon's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 7,442
Liked 2254 Times on 1585 Posts
Likes Given: 1204


I also have some luck on leaky lidded cornys by taking tha bail (lid latch) and torquing the lid clockwise and counterclockwise while putting gas in the corny to get it to seat right and seal. Use some sanitizer or something along the sealing surface to check for leaks.
DrunkleJon is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corny keg won't seal, what to do with it? Tiber_Brew Bottling/Kegging 19 10-17-2014 10:08 PM
Corny Keg Lid seal leaks... JoeCoastie Bottling/Kegging 13 01-18-2011 12:11 AM
Help! Corny won't seal qposner Bottling/Kegging 5 03-26-2010 02:51 PM
corny lid seal help kegtoe Bottling/Kegging 13 01-23-2010 01:00 AM
I can't get a seal on my corny!! timmystank Bottling/Kegging 19 08-12-2009 12:13 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads