Corny Keg will hold pressure with pennies - but not without

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lhommedieu

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I have an old corny keg that will hold pressure with two pennies under the prongs, but without pennies it will slowly lose pressure. I've also replaced the gaskets and use keg lube on them. The problem is definitely with the lid - not the posts.

The problem that I have is that to get the prongs to sit squarely on a couple of pennies takes a lot of time and effort.

Is there an alternate way? I was thinking about gluing strips of something on the side of the top where the prongs stop, maybe some kind of rubber that's a little bit thicker than a penny?

OR

Am I just better off replacing the lid (Occam's razor)?

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Maybe some thin strips of stainless that you can glue in place.

But I would replace the lid. What shape is the lid? If it is a racetrack I'll mail you one if you cover postage.
 

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New lid feet link here would likely solve the problem for cheap unless the rail is bent, but unless money is tight I'd spend the 16 bucks for a new replacement lid. You might first check your local brew shop. I needed a new pressure relief valve and they just gave me two since they had a recent shipment of used corneys come in and had a lot of spare parts.
 
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new...lid....feet.

hmmm.

I'll give that I try first. Thanks for the comments.
 
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Maybe some thin strips of stainless that you can glue in place.

But I would replace the lid. What shape is the lid? If it is a racetrack I'll mail you one if you cover postage.
Thank you. It's a regular lid, though.
 
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