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Old 03-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Okay so as you might have guessed by the title this is about the Boots Pressure Barrel.
This is what I am using at the moment. I have been brewing beer now for around a year, and I am still having trouble carbonating the finished product in the barrel, (it seems to work if I bottle it) On the lid of the barrel there is what looks like a small black baseball cap. Its actually a pressure release valve. But I think that this is where the problem lies.
Anyone got any ideas on what I can do???
I've tried sticking the valve down with tape, and rubber cement, (The kind of stuff you would use if you had a puncture on your bike and had to patch it up)
The only thing i can think of would be to take the valve out completely, and replace it with a bolt.
If anyone has had a similar issue, and has managed to find a way round it, could you let me know thanks.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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They are pretty old now Martyn, maybe it's time to let go

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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would one of the s30 valves etc fit etc have a look on e-bay m8

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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ive got one (thats if its a brown one) i have just done turbo cider in it and it never lost its fizz. mine as you say has got a release valve and also a co2 valve.

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #5
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try removing or gluing up valve / hole and then fit a s30 valve
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Okay so as you might have guessed by the title this is about the Boots Pressure Barrel.
This is what I am using at the moment. I have been brewing beer now for around a year, and I am still having trouble carbonating the finished product in the barrel, (it seems to work if I bottle it) On the lid of the barrel there is what looks like a small black baseball cap. Its actually a pressure release valve. But I think that this is where the problem lies.
Anyone got any ideas on what I can do???
I've tried sticking the valve down with tape, and rubber cement, (The kind of stuff you would use if you had a puncture on your bike and had to patch it up)
The only thing i can think of would be to take the valve out completely, and replace it with a bolt.
If anyone has had a similar issue, and has managed to find a way round it, could you let me know thanks.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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Why not just buy one of these. They do fit, no pressure release problems

http://www.hopandgrape.com/public/detai ... ID20156242

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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Keg9

I have fitted a S30 valve myself, when I put it in, I made it a very tight fit, and packed a load of the rubber cement (Puncture repair glue) round the hole between the plastic and the rubber rings. So I don't think that there is any leek there.

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I already brought one of those, but the thread is different, and it wont sit on properly, and I don't want to ruin the thread on the barrel itself. But thanks for ya help

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #8
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When I had a leak on one of my barrels I put some pressure into the barrel and put the upside down barrel into a large bowl of water to see where the leak was. In my case it turned out to be the CO2 (boots stile) injector had a hair line crack in the casing and was letting gas out, to repair it I used epoxy putty. Hope this is of help

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