blue top corny kegs

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2nd Street Brewery

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I got two off a guy on ebay a while back that are blue. Don't know the significance but since they work fine I couldn't care less:D
 

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Sabco sells cornies with all different colored tops. Apparently they're from soda companies OTHER than coca-cola.
 

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Some of my cornies just have a single SS handle on top, which actually makes them a little easier to work with in the kegger.
 
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These are both pepsi, but they are challenger VI kegs instead of cornelius. Maybe that's the difference?

They both seem to work all right, but the posts and poppets are a pain... the dip tubes stick inside the posts and the poppets are all different kinds.

Ugh. I wonder if I can buy regular posts to replace these.
 

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I believe that the challenger series are FIRESTONE kegs, technically, not Cornelious kegs. This distiction is really only important when buying new posts or poppets (and occasionally blowoff valves, depending on the lid style). This is mildly confusing because the soda kegs we use for beer are generically referred to as 'Cornelious Kegs' when, in fact, that is only one of the brand names that makes items for this style of kegging system.

I've never seen cornelious posts for firestone kegs, the threading is different, IIRC. Your 2 best options are a) keep an assortment of corney and firestone parts on hand or b) find a brew buddy who has Cornelious and Firestone kegs and swap kegs till one of you has all the Cornelious and the other has all the Firestone.
 

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I just got one of these blue top kegs also. It has a plastic gas side dip tube in it. Does anyone know if a regular SS dip tube will work in it? Or should I just use the plastic one. It seems a little nasty.
 

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A ss tube shoudl work. If you have multiple kegs pull one ofhte ss tubes from one of those out and test the fit before ordering one.
 
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