5 Universal Poppets by Learn to Brew + Tip & Keg Parts Roundup

Learn to Brew 5 Piece Cornelius Type Universal Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball Lock Keg Post

5 universal keg poppets by Learn to Brew

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Replaceable O-rings
  • It contains pack of 5
  • Universal fitment
  • Will fit almost any style of soda keg

 

Related: Keg Repair Parts and O-Rings Roundupsearch “universal poppet” on Amazon to look for more offerings


Tips for Proper Fit!

  • I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs.
  • Universal poppets fit the vast majority of kegs without issue.  I have had a couple kegs that ended up being a bit too tight with these.  It’s an easy fix.
  • Use a pair of wire cutters or Nipper Pliers  to trim the universal poppet.  Search Amazon for “nipper pliers”.   Look for a tool that’s designed to cut nail heads.
  • Important: I suggest taking off about half of a coil and testing.  You want the QD to slide on easily and for it to reliably hold pressure when the QD is off.  Taking off a half of a coil and testing helps you make sure you don’t end up making the poppet too loose.
  • Immediately replace o-rings!  Over time, I’ve learned to discard the o-rings that come with universal poppets.  Why?  Because I don’t know what they’re made of and I want to have a reliable source for replacements in the future.  Since replacement o-rings can vary slightly in size, making this change before trimming coils to size,  I know that the poppet will fit correctly when I replace the o-ring in the future.  Grab food grade replacements in bulk, replace immediately, trim and then you’ll have spares that won’t change fit when you need them.
  • Related: Food Grade Source for Replacement O-Rings! Universal Poppet Replacement O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone via Valuebrew – note because of variations in design, there is no guarantee these will fit every design
  • Food rated o-rings are confusingly tough to find and in my opinion, are especially important for universal poppets as this is one point that is in constant  with your beer.

Learn to Brew 5 Piece Cornelius Type Universal Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball Lock Keg Post – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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