I'm trying to clean up some "Stauder" kegs that I got last year.
First of all, I am not seeing how to get the poppits out of the post fixtures without a fight. The Web site I'm using for guidance (http://www.bodensatz.com/staticpages/in ... Kegs-Maint
) shows them already out, without describing how they did it. I tried bending a paper clip to reach around them, but that's not working. Being lazy, I'm inclined to wonder just how necessary this is, even with a used keg where I "don't know where it's been."
I'm tempted to leave the poppits in and just boil them for a while. Anyone ever do that? Would it be sufficient, from a sanitation perspective? (Alternatively, could it damage the poppits?)
Second issue: One of the kegs has a "gas in" post that is really stuck. I've soaked it in hot water, tapped it with the hammer, tapped the socket wrench with the hammer, and totally annoyed my daughter when I asked her to hold the keg while I turned the wrench. I'm starting to catch her mood. It's enough to make a guy's thoughts turn to WD-40... (Anybody know how hard is it to rinse WD-40 out of a corney?)
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