10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by MashBag » Wed Oct 12, 2022 1:28 pm

Trillions are very good, they easily make stuff you cannot buy that's a funny shape. Together with milliput and araldite hold most of my stuff together :D :D :D


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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by MashBag » Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:13 am

Although I am not a fan of plastic (many reasons) I do get where they are coming from with this.

That said I cannot find a UK supplier?

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by clarets7 » Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:33 am

I'd looked at those as well, but as Mashbag says no UK suppliers that I could find.
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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by Cobnut » Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:49 am

They are available on aliexpress, but shipping rates are utterly ludicrous! Won't be buying atm.
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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by clarets7 » Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:59 am

Cobnut wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:49 am
They are available on aliexpress, but shipping rates are utterly ludicrous! Won't be buying atm.
I see The Malt Miller is listed as a KegLand distributor - maybe if enough people show interest...
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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by floydmeddler » Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:39 pm

Right... corny posts have arrived from China. Pretty quick!

Have run into a problem that I was fully expecting. Drilled two holes on top of the keg. Posts are in. However, I can't tighten them as the whole thing turns. Obviously can't get a spanner in there to hold the nut while I tighten it from the outside. Any ideas? Is there a such thing as a nut that will grip onto a surface? Something like this perhaps? Although I'd prob struggle to get them in the size I need...

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I don't want to use any silicone or rubber washers as the posts will just come loose when removing the disconnects. Have had this problem before with my DIY pressure fermenter. Was a nightmare. I ended up tightening the nuts within a mm of their life and they've stayed in place since. Was easy to do as they are on the lid. Would like to do that here. Help!

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by floydmeddler » Sat Oct 22, 2022 4:00 pm

Update. I used a bit of Gorilla weld on the inside nut. Just made everything hand tight to create a bond between the nut and the keg. Don't think Gorilla Weld bonds well to polyethylene but worth a shot. Watch this space!

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by floydmeddler » Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:43 am

No joy. However, have just discovered the world of locking washers. Will look into that.

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by floydmeddler » Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:43 am

Right... settled on wing nuts. Should be able to grip those between 2 fingers inside the keg while turning the outside nut with a spanner. Hopefully I've ordered the right size. Went for M12.

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by MashBag » Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:47 pm

The only thing I came with initially was kid with small hands, but they have made that illegal now, so won't mention it. 🤔

Perhaps a spring washer or a grippy nut.

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by MashBag » Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:49 pm

.. Also available in stainless 👍

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by floydmeddler » Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:44 am

Cheers Mash. I had looked a that type of thing, too. Then the wing nuts spoke to me.

Hoping the other bits finally arrive today so that I can blank off the screw cap / lid. Ordered 7 days ago. Strikes have slowed things up big time.

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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by floydmeddler » Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:46 pm

Progress! Lid is sorted. Have to do a pressure test obvs, but It's looking good.

Since I never have to open this little unit again, is there any way I can glue it together. More than anything, I feel this will add strength to it. Is there a suitable glue out there? I'm pretty sure its polypropylene or polyethylene.
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Re: 10L cheap pressure keg recommendation

Post by MashBag » Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:50 am

If you don't open it how will you clean it?
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