January 10, 2012

Ball Lock Keg O-rings For Sale

The Homemade Soda Expert is pleased to offer ball lock keg o-rings for sale!

When buying used pre-mix soda tanks, some of the seals are in less than perfect condition.  I opened my own up recently and found the dip tube o-rings to be kind of gunky.  I just needed the dip tube seals, but it seems that no-one really offers just those.  I'd have to buy a whole kit, and you don't really find savings on ordering multiple kits.  The lid o-rings tend to hold up rather well, so I don't anticipate needing one for some time.  The bottom line is that I saw a number of needs that needed filled.  Now I'm glad I can fill them. 

Available for sale are full kits of Buna-N o-rings which include one lid o-ring, two post o-rings, and two dip tube o-rings.  These are all the seals on a keg.  I am offering one kit for $3, two kits for $5.50, three for $7.75, or four for $10.  Not a huge savings at each step, but in this economy, every little bit helps.  These fit ball lock kegs, I don't have any pin locks, so I don't feel comfortable selling pin lock kits just yet.  Maybe in the future when I have something that I know I can test them on. 

Because the dip tube o-rings are the first to wear out, followed by the post o-rings, I'm offering smaller kits as well.  That way you don't end up replacing a perfectly good lid o-ring if you don't need to.  A pack of post and dip tube seals with enough for 5 kegs or a pack of just dip tube seals for 10 kegs are each $3

You will see a paypal button in the sidebar that will be there permanently. 

These will also be available on ebay, if you're worried about a blog not being a secure market place.  Look for supramansquee as the seller.

I hope to be able to offer other products in the future, I don't think this will ever bloom into a full blown homebrew store, but I'd like to maybe sell some bottle caps and other items eventually.  Comment below if there's anything you'd like to see sold here.


  1. Awesome that you are selling something. too bad I don't need any. just curious if you are force carbing into your corny's, we use a Carbonator to make our water into cornies and then store them in the fridge for experiments. I am inspired by your website primarily becase we also do not use yeast becase of the alcohol(albeit small amounts) thus this is the reason we use our carbonator.

    Just stopping in again and asking about the one question. and would love to start a dialog with you!

    1. Yes, force carbing in cornies was the most economical for me. I live in an apartment where I don't have the space to set up a carbonator, and the cost is a bit of a deterrant.
      Are you using a carbonator in line with your cornies, or just filling, sealing, and then storing?

  2. Hello! I have a question about how long bottled sodas will last without preservatives? Do you have any recommendations for resources that discuss this issue? Thanks so much for sharing all of your recipes!

    1. It's difficult to say. There aren't many resources because there are so many factors at play. It's going to depend on sanitation of equipment and bottles, proper processing of your ingredients, chemical properties of your soda such as pH, and your storage conditions. If you're very careful about sanitation, you have some good kill steps in your process to eliminate contamination, you have a low pH soda, and you store them properly, you can probably get a couple months out of it. If you're just mixing your ingredients and don't properly sanitize, you could have bottles exploding in as little as a week.

      I know that doesn't help much, but that's the way it goes. Some key indicators that your soda is going bad are change in carbonation level, loss of sweetness, and change in flavor. If you watch for those things, you should be able to cath it before it goes bad enough to hurt someone.
      The general rule of thumb is: "when in doubt, throw it out." My best recommendation is if you're not using preservatives, keep it refrigerated.

  3. Posted some new links on our facebook page about some ideas to remove labels from lots of beer bottles https://www.facebook.com/pages/BD-Brewery/147277072024963

    1. Thanks, Ben. Looks like you're making some great progress!

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