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  1. #1
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    Coca Cola-Style Keg Questions

    I recently came in to possession of some Coke-style (Pin Lock) corny kegs.
    They currently still have old Coke in them because a restaurant owner wanted to get rid of them when he sold the business.

    Two of them have NO pressure release valves. Just a flat metal lid (as you can see in the attached picture).
    I've never seen anything like this before.

    Questions:
    1) Is this normal?
    2) Are replacement lids available?
    3) What is the best thing to use to remove the soda stench?

    Thanks
    Brandon

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    If you look at the lid closely, it has stamped in it CAUTION RELIEVE PRESSURE BEFORE REMOVING LID

    Those kegs have built in pressure reliefs in the lid that will go off when it's got too much pressure in it. When you get it off, you will see holes like vents.

    To relieve the pressure, just push on the gas poppet to vent it.
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    Bottled: Nothing
    Kegged: Founders KBS Clone Brewed in '09 - might not be good anymore
    Primary: Nothing
    Secondary: Nothing
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    Soak it in oxyclean for a few days a few times and toss the orings and your golden
    On Tap: Frankenmuth Brewery's Twisted Helles
    Bottled: Nothing
    Kegged: Founders KBS Clone Brewed in '09 - might not be good anymore
    Primary: Nothing
    Secondary: Nothing
    Next brew: Soon I hope

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    Replace all the rubber, and the poppet valves too, since they have plastic and rubber parts in them as well.
    Then, a good soak for a couple days in PBW or unscented OxyClean, and the kegs will be good as new.
    Ebay is a good place to look for the o-rings and poppet valves, as is Northern Brewer and a host of other online stores.

    You can shop around to buy a replacement lid - you need to match the manufacturer but they are definitely available:

    http://www.kegoutlet.com/keg-lid-rec...FeRi7AodKhoAdA
    http://www.homebrewstuff.com/corneli...lid-new-1.html
    http://www.homebrewing.org/New-Corne...ed_p_1415.html

    HTH-
    -B'Dawg

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