5 Universal Poppets by Learn to Brew – $7.49, $1.50 each + free shipping & Tips for Proper Fit

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

 

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Tips for Proper Fit!

  • I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. These fit the vast majority of kegs without modification. The only issue I’ve had has been some kegs end up a bit too tight.  In this case the universal poppets are longer than OEM poppets.  This causes them to seal too tightly. There’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 trimming a half coil or less 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 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. Replacement o-rings can vary slightly in size. If you make this change before trimming coils to size the poppet will fit correctly when the o-ring is replaced (with an identical 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.
  • Food grade o-rings are confusingly tough to find and in my opinion, these are especially important for universal poppets as this is one point that is in constant contact with your beer.
  • 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 – Complete Lineup

11/2/20 7 PM Central:  These are selling for just $7.49.  That figures to $1.50 per poppet.  It’s also the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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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