Step 39 (part 3) in the Grain-to-Glass Series
Kegging your beer – Let’s take apart a ball-lock Corny keg together. 👍
Anyone can keg beer. 😃😄 We are more biochemical nerds 🤓 than engineers, and we figured it out. Let’s explore this together. Swipe for more videos. ➡️
1) ⚠️Always stabilize the pressure in the keg before opening. Even if you know the keg is not pressurized. Just get into the habit of releasing any pressure before opening. Why? Too much pressure can cause loose keg parts to fly back at you, so just make it a habit to always release any pressure. How? Pull up on the pressure-release valve, as seen in the video.
2) After pulling up on the pressure-release valve, lift up on the handle to the lid. If your keg is new, this may require some force. If you have released the pressure, then pull up the handle with confidence - like boss! 💪
3) Pop the small (shorter) end of the lid up, so that the entire lid comes out.
4) Now, you have 2 posts on either side of the lid. The posts come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Different sized posts are common since there was no standard for the post. So you may need a couple different tools to remove the posts. Swipe to see the different sizes. We have collected a few over the years. Once you find the correct tool to remove the post, let’s take off the posts (to be continued).
5) If you have a keg from a soda manufacture, then you may need to place your wrench on and hit the wrench with a hammer to get it to unseat. Home brewers are not working with very high pressures like the soda industry, so these posts may be tight. .
Next (due to character limits) - let’s continue our discussion around taking apart the ball-lock keg. Get a keg, and let’s keg beer together! You can do this! 👍👍😁😁
Cheers all!🍻🍻 - 20 hours ago