Probably a dumb keg question - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Probably a dumb keg question

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
Shonuff
 
Shonuff's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Seattle, WA
Posts: 740
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



but...I've picked up a couple used 5 gal cornelius kegs and all the pictures of other kegs I've seen have a ring (to release pressure I assume) on the lid. The two that I have don't have a ring on the lid they have an elevated metal part with four circles on the top. Am I missing something or are there two different kinds?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
Iordz
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 955
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts


Can you post a pic?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 01:56 AM   #3
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,333
Liked 1765 Times on 1122 Posts


It's a non ventable overpressure relief. If you need to manually vent, you'll have to press the gas in poppet with something like a screwdriver.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New Stirplates are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 04:41 PM   #4
Shonuff
 
Shonuff's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Seattle, WA
Posts: 740
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M
It's a non ventable overpressure relief. If you need to manually vent, you'll have to press the gas in poppet with something like a screwdriver.

Sorry there is actual three holes on the lid of the corny kegs. It's a raised bump with three holes and if I look through the holes there looks like there is some kind of plastic tab or something.

When you say "press the gas in poppet with something like a screwdriver" do I put something in those three holes and press down? I tried that and I pressed down on that plastic thing inside and it wouldn't move.

I have the kegs filled with water and on CO2 to test them out and I swear when I had them taken apart the lid didn't have a hole on the underside of it.

Any thoughts?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 05:22 PM   #5
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,333
Liked 1765 Times on 1122 Posts


No, the poppet valves are inside the posts that you put your gas in and beer out disconnects on. In order to vent these kegs, if necessary, you'll have to remove the gas in disconnect and push something down on the little circle. Ignore the thing on the lid, there's no way to force a vent on it. It's just for safety.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New Stirplates are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 06:10 PM   #6
Castle Meadow Brewery
Hop Head
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Castle Meadow Brewery's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Newtown, CT
Posts: 137

Emphasis on the GAS poppet valve. Nothings worse than catching a blast of beer in the face when you shove a screwdriver in the liquid poppet valve. I only speak from experience on multiple occasions. I always think after I do it again.... Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you're an idiot
__________________
PRIMARY: MT
SECONDARY: Victory Hop Devil, Smithwick's Irish Ale
KEGGED: Trois Pistoles
ON DECK: Firestone Double Barrel ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 04:26 AM   #7
Shonuff
 
Shonuff's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Seattle, WA
Posts: 740
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Thanks guys I figured that out.

Another question. I put water in my kegs to clean and check for leaks. I put 10 PSI on the kegs and they stayed at this pressure as long as the tank was turned on. When I turned the tank off the pressure has been slowly dropping. Is this normal or does this mean I have a leak somewhere?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 06:07 AM   #8
Philip1993
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Posts: 1,636
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by rh348877
Thanks guys I figured that out.

Another question. I put water in my kegs to clean and check for leaks. I put 10 PSI on the kegs and they stayed at this pressure as long as the tank was turned on. When I turned the tank off the pressure has been slowly dropping. Is this normal or does this mean I have a leak somewhere?

If the kegs have significant amounts of water, the pressure will drop as the water is becoming carbonated. If it falls to zero, you have a leak. If the kegs are empty, you have a leak.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumb Question mgo737 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 04-28-2009 10:41 PM
I am dumb and have a dumb question TurboBrew Bottling/Kegging 18 08-29-2008 05:08 PM
This may be a dumb question... but Whistlepig Cider Forum 1 04-24-2008 06:02 PM
Probably a dumb question pantherbrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 05-10-2007 08:48 PM
Probably a dumb question. Ryanh1801 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 04-13-2007 01:52 PM


Forum Jump