|Ball Lock Cornelius Keg Or Corny Keg For Short|
This Pepsi-Cola inspired design has two connectors located at the top of the keg, one for gas in and the other for liquid out and are commonly referred to as Ball Locks. Another nice feature of a ball lock keg is the pressure relief valve conveniently mounted on the oval keg lid. The keg lid design is large enough to allow for easy cleaning and inspection of the inside of the keg too.
Some corny kegs were made by Firestone for the Coca-Cola Company and are commonly referred to as Pin Locks. The two soda giants wanted to make sure that their syrups couldn't be easily switched to their rival's product without changing a lot of other equipment too. That's why pin lock kegs and parts are not compatible with ball lock kegs and parts. Although some pin lock kegs can be converted to ball locks, depending on the type of keg and the threads used to install the locks, only Cornelius keg parts are interchangeable with Cornelius kegs.
|Beer Taps Will Connect To Corny Kegs Using Pin Or Ball Locks|
Since I don't filter the beer before kegging it a certain amount of trub still builds up on the bottom of the keg as the beer sits inside waiting to be served and as the keg empties the pours become clearer. The very first pour from the keg seems to contain the most trub and the pours become clearer with each pour until the keg is kicked. To reduce the amount of trub in each pour I decided to shorten the length of the corny keg dip tube by half an inch, keeping the end of the tube that much further away from the sediment at the bottom of the keg.
|Remove The Dip Tube Using An Adjustable Wrench|
|The Dip Tube Is Located Underneath The Ball Lock|
|Lift Dip Tube Out Of The Keg Post|
|Use A Small Tubing Cutter To Shorten The Dip Tube|
|The Cleanly Cut Dip Tube|
|Tighten The Ball Lock Keeping Dip Tube Centered|
|Flush The Dip Tube With Water Before Using|
|Shortened Dip Tube 420 Special Wheat First Pour|