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Keg Oaking Fail
  • C_BC_B
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    This discussion was created from comments split from another thread.
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  • C_BC_B
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    @azscoob
    Your fishing line tied to a bag sticking through the keg lid thing sucks. It sucks donkey wanger.

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  • C_BC_B
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    I just had what will be referred to as the great keg oaking debacle of 2013.
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    C_dubbs said:

    @azscoob
    Your fishing line tied to a bag sticking through the keg lid thing sucks. It sucks donkey junk.


    yeah, that won't work. i've tried that.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    can never get the seal to form
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    even with 2lb monofilament
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    and lots of keg lube hoping it would seal the tiny gap
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    no dice
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    just tie it to the small post on the inside of the keg lid. gotta tie super tight though
  • C_BC_B
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    C_dubbs said:

    @azscoob
    Your fishing line tied to a bag sticking through the keg lid thing sucks. It sucks donkey cock.


    yeah, that won't work. i've tried that.


    Pretty sure that is exactly what scoob said to do. Didn't work. And since this keg has been carbing in the basement at 40 psi it started to foam as soon as I took the lid off. Then really went foamy when I dropped the bag of oak chips in it. Bad news.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Not fishing line, waxed dental floss! Fishing line will never work, it's too thick!
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    just tie it to the small post on the inside of the keg lid. gotta tie super tight though



    i use cotton thread and tie it to the beer out diptube.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    just tie it to the small post on the inside of the keg lid. gotta tie super tight though



    i use cotton thread and tie it to the beer out diptube.


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  • C_BC_B
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    I ended up tossing the keg into the bath tub, throwing a towel over the lid and pulling the pressure relief. Beer foam everywhere. Got the lid off, crammed the line in the keg, fighting the foam all the way and finally getting the keg sealed again. If this doesn't get infected it will be purely because of the alcohol in the beer.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Dental floss or thread, never had a seal issue, but I also have new seals in all my kegs
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  • C_BC_B
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    azscoob said:

    Not fishing line, waxed dental floss! Fishing line will never work, it's too thick!



    Oh.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    azscoob said:

    Dental floss or thread, never had a seal issue, but I also have new seals in all my kegs



    i've got new o-rings in all my kegs, but some are still finicky when it comes to sealing.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    C_dubbs said:

    I ended up tossing the keg into the bath tub, throwing a towel over the lid and pulling the pressure relief. Beer foam everywhere. Got the lid off, crammed the line in the keg, fighting the foam all the way and finally getting the keg sealed again. If this doesn't get infected it will be purely because of the alcohol in the beer.



    if you're going to do that, use the gas in port and vent the air reaaaaally slowly.
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  • C_BC_B
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    azscoob said:

    Dental floss or thread, never had a seal issue, but I also have new seals in all my kegs



    F me. I'll try that next time. Maybe on an uncarbed keg.
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  • scoobscoob
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    You lube the o-rings up nice and good right?

    Just like a balloon knot
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  • scoobscoob
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    Mmmm lube
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  • C_BC_B
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    C_dubbs said:

    I ended up tossing the keg into the bath tub, throwing a towel over the lid and pulling the pressure relief. Beer foam everywhere. Got the lid off, crammed the line in the keg, fighting the foam all the way and finally getting the keg sealed again. If this doesn't get infected it will be purely because of the alcohol in the beer.



    if you're going to do that, use the gas in port and vent the air reaaaaally slowly.


    It was pretty much foaming like hell at this point. Venting slowly didn't matter.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
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    azscoob said:

    You lube the o-rings up nice and good right?

    Just like a balloon knot



    Not enough I guess. But then again I used fishing line. A whole tube may not have been enough.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ceanntceannt
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    And why did you carb the keg first again????,
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  • ceanntceannt
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    That was a recipe for disaster from the git go
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Kinda like when the stewardess backed into the propeller .....
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.