RE: [new_distillers] Re: Carlsberg Tuborg keg spear removal
- I have a draft keg which had a threaded spear.
My machinist buddie cut up the spear and welded
(bronzed I believe)
the spear threaded portion to a standard 2 inch
copper pipe. See the photos at link below.
As stages of this are completed, will add appropriate
cost of job, 1 quart of product
ain't life grand ?
--- Brendan Keith <bkeith@...> wrote:
Your interpretation was correct. The system was no
It seems that there is a very small catch just inside
the gas valve, the
outer ring. You have to press the ring down and slip
a thin screwdriver
into this ramp-like slot. Viewed from the top, there
are two tabs on the
spear. One is stamped "R". The catch is at about 4
o'clock from that tab.
Leave the screwdriver in place and screw out the
spear. It should lift
right out. If it is still stuck, you haven't hit the
I think this is going to be a very good way to attach
a column. The spear's
dip tube can be removed leaving just the threaded
shell. The shell can be
turned upside down, revealing about 2" of 1-3/4"
stainless pipe that a
column can be brazed to. Then it can be screwed back
down onto the keg.
Suitable for clean washes, anyway.
Don't worry about privacy. Hopefully someone can
search on this in the
future and find the solution.
From: Robert Thomas [mailto:whosbrewing@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:38 AM
Subject: RE: [new_distillers] Re: Carlsberg Tuborg
keg spear removal
I'm keeping this off air, as I don't want to be seen
to be (a) an expert, and (b) an idiot, and (c) a
It's been a while since I illegally tampered with
(yes, wherever you bought it, it still belongs to
If this has a depression in the head of the spear,
the whole thing screws into a raised flange on the
keg, then it narrows down the posiblities.
Am I ok so far?
The spear unscrews untill there's a small gap
the spear and keg head.???
Are you hitting metal when you pull straight up? (ie
Have you pulled while turning the spear round? (ie
wings to engage with holes)
If you can't get a screwdriver in the gap there's no
AHHH! Have you released the pressure? BE VERY
screw back in. Get a towel + screwdriver. Outside,
cover everything with the towel. Push the centre of
the spear with the screwdriver. You should get loads
of beer/foam/gas out if it's pressurised. It's a
safety feature to prevent you removing the spear
under pressure. Outherwise the spear becomes an
Try all that and let me know.
As an aside, my boiler (ex-keg) started life as a
beer-wort boiler. So it has a level tube, side entry
drain cock, 2x1500W 240V elements and a huge hole
inthe top for filling/cleaning.
The hole was bigger than needed, and a pain for
use. Still column with big flat disk welded on +
silicon on the boiler + flour paste for certainty
clamped down with a wooden frame above tyhe flange
below the boiler and this is great.
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