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Old 03-15-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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I just bought this keg today, and foolishly assumed that i'd be able to fill it up today without any other equipment.

Basically, what else is involved with kegging? It's got this valve on top of it, which I can't figure out what it's for. I thought it was as simple as throwing my beer in with some sugar and letting it do its thing for a few weeks.

Meanwhile i've got beer in a secondary fermenter thats been sitting for 2 weeks and not enough empty bottles to bottle it.

I admit I was pretty foolhardy with the keg situation! What should I do? Apart from do some preparatory reading next time.

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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what type of keg is it?

Is the valve you're talking about a pressure release valve or an exposed ball valve (sanke)?

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:00 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what kind of keg it is, no brand on it. The valve lets air out but not in, and it looks like something can be screwed onto it. Also theres nothing adjustable on it.

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #4
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what size keg is it? take a picture of what you're talking about....

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:22 PM   #5
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Does it look like any of these?


 
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #6
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nice...a law & order style photo array....

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:29 PM   #7
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OK, nothing like those. Infact its more of a plastic barrel, with a tap at the bottom. 5 Gallons I assume. I don't have a camera, unfortunately.

I wish I hadn't bought this thing!

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:39 PM   #8
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Mr. Turltehead what a beautiul picture!
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:42 PM   #9
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it looks like the droid line-up from the first star wars movie when Luke and his uncle were buying new units from the Jawas.

3rd one from the left looks suspiciously like R2D2.

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Old 03-15-2006, 09:43 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imperial Walker
it looks like the droid line-up from the first star wars movie when Luke and his uncle were buying new units from the Jawas.

3rd one from the left looks suspiciously like R2D2.

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except that those kegs look more believable...
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