I drink about a pint a day possibly 2 at weekends and days off.Are you a sipper or a gulper? .
Takes me 6-7 weeks to empty a 5 gallon King Keg. I have another in progress so it's ready when the first one's finished and trying to start a third one when the second one's finished carbing and starts conditioning. Wouldn't want to run out!
Not wishing to be picky but I think you put the comma in the wrong place .For the 4 people thinking of buying one, please don't get a corni instead. Buy cheap and you'll buy twice. I've got 4 plastic kegs not in use.
Personally i couldn't keep beer at my desire level of carbonation in them. Ive had 3 and all have had same problem. Ive followed forum recommendations (sanding down imperfections in the plastic, vaseline on the seals /o-rings / ptfe tape on threads etc etc) but beer just ends up flat in them. The amount of co2 bulbs needed to get all your beer out...just, forget it....bottling or kegging was better for meWhere are people having problems?
PB1 - very old one gifted to me, split along a seam after two brews, but I shouldn't really complain about it due to its ageWhere are people having problems? I
Could always fit a pressure gauge and you’ll know pretty quick if you have a leak. Not essential I know, but helpful .PB1 - very old one gifted to me, split along a seam after two brews, but I shouldn't really complain about it due to its age
PB2 - split along a seam which I managed to seal internally with silicone since it was near the top opening, but then split lower down.
PB3 - pinhole leak in the body
PB4 - split along the seam
PB5 - developed internal cracks around the seam at both sides of the base so I decided to retire it since it couldnt be trusted
PBs 2-5 were new but failed within 2 years of careful use. One of these was actually a replacement for one of the other failed PBs.
And one of these along the way had a cracked cap which caused it to lose pressure.
That's on top of the usual leaking gaskets which are easy to find if you use soapy water, although it usually happens at the most inconvenient time.
Someone also very recently gave me an old Hambleton Bard PB (PB6) which I put on test on receipt and found that leaked from the cap gasket. Having looked at the design I have concluded the thread is too coarse and doesnt pull the cap down square onto the gasket, and the gasket seating arrangement is in any case a leak path waiting to happen . I currently have a homemade neoprene second (additional) gasket on test but not sure it is holding pressure.
Good tip! I've found another good mod with a pressure barrels, if it's got any leaks, is to attach a corny keg to it. You can do it at any distance. Even if you've kicked the pressure barrel all the way to the tip which shouting at it Basil Fawlty style then it's still a remedy that's hard to beat.Could always fit a pressure gauge and you’ll know pretty quick if you have a leak. Not essential I know, but helpful .
Yup.Could always fit a pressure gauge and you’ll know pretty quick if you have a leak. Not essential I know, but helpful .