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Old 06-26-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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As I'm getting older, and usually nice and tipsy by the time I'm messing around with kegging I was wondering if anyone had some good ways to mark the beer out line so no matter how bad the lighting is, or how lit up the operator, the chance of putting the disconnect on the wrong post is removed. (I used to use and still have two pin lock kegs, but now all I can get is the ball lock ones). And if you manage to get it on, it can be a real pain to get off while beer or CO2 is leaking out. Under poor lighting, black letters on a black top really do not show up well.

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Old 06-26-2008, 07:30 AM   #3
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Colored o-rings on the posts. Let's say yellow for in, red for out. Lots of places carry them, including Northern Brewer.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:02 AM   #4
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Hey, my glasses are thicker than hers, that's why I wear contacts.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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I have pin locks and there's only one way they will go on.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:35 PM   #6
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Colored o-rings on the posts. Let's say yellow for in, red for out. Lots of places carry them, including Northern Brewer.
Yeah, that's what I do.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:54 PM   #7
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Why??? They are already marked.

There are indentations in the rubber on top. They indicate where you should place your GAS IN posts.

If you can't find them in the dark with your eyes closed you're too wasted...
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:57 PM   #8
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Why??? They are already marked.

There are indentations in the rubber on top. They indicate where you should place your GAS IN posts.

If you can't find them in the dark with your eyes closed you're too wasted...
At least one of my kegs doesn't have ANY indicators as to which side is gas and which side is beer. But, all of my gas posts have slots, so I just go by that.
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:45 PM   #9
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I keep a mini maglite behind my bar so I can see what's what since it's kinda dark back there.
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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Just notch the rubber cap then you have a tactile reminder. No light or glasses needed.

No notch = Gas out
1 Notch = Gas in

Or any combination you prefer.

 
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