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Just put my first all grain batch of a Domestic IPA in a 5 gallon
Corny Keg and pressurized it to about 35psi for 2 days on my cold back
porch.  I had to remove the ball lock fitting (gas side) to install a
pin lock fitting for another keg I was reconditioning. I checked the
connections on the ball lock keg with water and there were no apparent
co2 leaks.  Am I correct in assuming the keg should hold pressure
indefinitely?
I have a total of 11 of these kegs and am trying to get all of them in
shape.  Any tips for long term storage? (full or empty)  I have been
using PBW to clean them and it seems to be doing a good job.  Do the
washers under the dip tube and short tube usually get replaced too?  
Is it ok to use a light coating of keg lube on ALL fittings and
washers (poppets too)?  I am new to kegging and any input would be
appreciated.

Re: Corny Kegs2



Pat Kennedy;12203 Wrote:
> Am I correct in assuming the keg should hold
pressure indefinitely?
Yes, it will stay under pressure for a long time.

Pat Kennedy;12203 Wrote:
> Any tips for long term storage? (full or empty)  I
have been using PBW
> to clean them and it seems to be doing a good job.
Clean, sanitized, and under about 10 pounds of CO2 pressure.

Pat Kennedy;12203 Wrote:
> Do the washers under the dip tube and short tube
usually get replaced
> too?
Yes, right along with the big O-ring, poppets, and QD O-rings.

Pat Kennedy;12203 Wrote:
> Is it ok to use a light coating of keg lube on ALL
fittings and washers
> (poppets too)?
Absolutely.

Good luck,
Wild


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