Fix It! Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases

repair loose keg handlesPictured: Loose Handle/Bottom Ball Lock Keg via Adventures in Homebrewing

A loose corny keg handle or base can be an annoyance.  If your keg is in otherwise good shape, it may make sense to repair a loose handle or base.

This technique comes via Facebook friend Jason Connect with HBF on Facebook].  Thank you Jason!

Jason’s technique for repairing loose handles on Cornelius kegs:

  • Use automotive brake cleaner to clean the metal and rubber.
  • Scuff both the metal and rubber with an emery cloth.
  • Get an appropriate adhesive that works with rubber and metal.  Consider: 3M 08008 Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive via Amazon.
  • Reattach the handle using the adhesive.  Follow the product specific instructions for application and curing.

Note: Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

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4 thoughts on “Fix It! Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases

  1. John

    Will the weatherstrip keep water from pooling inside of the base of a corny keg, from washing/cleaning/sanitizing it? I’m worried about old water collecting in the bottom of the corny.

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  2. Blake Butler

    Recommend removing all posts and o-rings before repairing the handles, the smell tends to stick to all rubber, which will then get into the beer. Ruined a batch the hard way.

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