Category Archives: Keg O-Rings

Stock Update – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

Availability Issues

Valuebrew announced via Twitter that they expect to sell out of at least some varieties soon.  Most are still in stock as of this posting.

Update: they’ve been wiped out.  We’ll keep an eye on these popular items and let you know when they’re back.  Connect with Us to Stay in the Loop!

Limited Time Shipping Special

  • As of this posting they are running a shipping special.  Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack.
  • Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
  • Mix and match – Choose from – post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Valid for US addresses.
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection

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Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings – On Sale + 3 for 1 Shipping Deal – includes new PIN LOCK Post O-Rings

Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

Limited Time Shipping Special

  • As of this posting they are running a shipping special.  Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack.
  • Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
  • Mix and match – Choose from – post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Valid for US addresses.
  • Update: This now includes Valuebrew’s new Pin Lock Post O-Rings
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection

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5 Sets of Keg O-Rings – [Universal] Pin & Ball Lock Kegs – $5.88 + free shipping OR Food Safe Option

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5 sets of keg o-ring replacements.  Universal – fits both ball lock and pin lock kegs.

More Info

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

  • This complete O-ring set replaces all the gaskets you will need to refurbish five used home brew kegs.
  • Universal kit – fits Ball Lock (Pepsi) and Pin Lock (Coke) kegs!
  • O-Ring Set Includes: (5) Lid Closure O-Rings (10) Ball Lock Tank Plug O-Rings (10) Pin Lock Tank Plug O-Rings (10) Universal Dip Tube O-Rings
  • Refurbish five ball lock and/or pin lock kegs with this new O-ring Set. A great Kegco type O-ring kit value – rebuild 5 kegs for $2.99 / keg!!!
  • Includes O-ring chart and a 1-2/3″ diameter “HOMEBREWED WITH PRIDE” keg label!

 

Are they food safe?  These may (or may not) be cheap, but are they they food safe?  Check the product description to check for sure.

Food Safe Replacement O-Rings: My recommendation is to purchase food grade o-rings.  Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings via Valuebrew – More Info

10/8/20 3:30 AM Central: These are selling for $5.88.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, 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.

Universal Kegco type O-Ring Five Gasket Sets for Cornelius Home Brew Keg and Homebrewed With Pride keg sticker – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ball Lock Keg O-Rings vs Pin Lock Keg O-Rings – are they the same?

pin lock oringsPin Lock Post O-Ring on Left, Ball Lock Post O-Ring on Right

Ball Lock vs Pin Lock O-Rings

When it comes to ball lock and pin lock o-rings, some are the same.  Standard pin locks and ball locks use identical dip tube o-rings and lid o-rings

Post o-rings are a different storyStandard pin lock keg post o-rings are slightly larger than ball lock keg post o-rings

It may be difficult to see in these photos, but the left side shows a pin lock post with a ball lock o-ring installed.  The right side shows a pin lock post with the pin lock o-ring installed .  The pin lock o-ring extends out just a little bit further than the ball lock o-ring.  The ball lock o-ring is nearly flush the the lip on the post.  That small amount is the difference between the two o-rings.

Problems with Sourcing Pin Lock Post O-Rings

Most resellers stock one model of post o-ring… ball lock post o-rings.  They sell the same size for both kegs.  Even though they’re a different size, ball lock post o-rings will stretch enough to fit on a pin lock post.  They do fit, but are finicky.  Worst case, you’re going to lose a tank of CO2.  That’s going to cause you to have to lug your tank to your CO2 provider, which is a waste of time and money, not to mention frustrating.

All that to say, it’s tough to even find pin lock post o-rings at all, let alone find them in bulk and in food safe materials.

Valuebrew stocks Pin Lock Post O-Rings in food grade silicone in bulk quantities.

Why You Should Stock Up

I recommend stocking up on spare o-rings.  This is especially true for post o-rings.  In my opinion you should be changing those liberally.  My recommendation is every other batch.  This is a part that costs a few cents.  It’s also a spot that is tough to check for leaks and a faulty o-ring, which happens regularly in my experience, can cause problems like carbonation issues and loss of CO2.  Before figuring out this problem I lost two tanks of CO2, back to back.  That’s lost time, frustration and a waste of money.  I suggest keeping a stock of spare keg, QD and Universal Poppet o-rings.

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Best Deal We’ve Seen! “Prime” Quality O-Ring Sale – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings – 3 stacking promos

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

Three Stacking Deals

  • Most options are on sale.
  • 3 for 1 shipping: As of this posting they are running a shipping special.  Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack.  Mix and match.  Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
  • Coupon code PRIME saves you another 10%.
  • This is the best combination of deals we’ve seen.
  • Stock on a couple varieties is low as of this post.  Dip Tube and Ball Lock Post O-Rings.  A limited number (25 count only) are available as of this posting.
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection – remember promo code PRIME

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Best Deal We’ve Seen! “Prime” Quality O-Ring Sale – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings – 3 stacking promos

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

Three Stacking Deals

  • Most options are on sale.
  • 3 for 1 shipping: As of this posting they are running a shipping special.  Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack.  Mix and match.  Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
  • Coupon code PRIME saves you another 10%.
  • This is the best combination of deals we’ve seen.
  • Stock on a couple varieties is low as of this post.  Dip Tube and Ball Lock Post O-Rings.  A limited number (25 count only) are available as of this posting.
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection – remember promo code PRIME

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Color Coded Keg Post O-Rings at William’s Brewing

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William’s Brewing has introduced a line of color coded keg orings – for both ball and pin lock kegs.  Choose from black, red, green and blue.  These are for keg posts.  All are functionally similar, just different colors so you can color code posts if you so choose.

  • These are a bit pricey at 49 cents each.
  • The other potential issue is that they aren’t listed as food grade.  More about this topic: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings
  • Valuebrew has a lineup of food safe silicone orings that are available in bulk at a much lower price.  Just one color, but you’re getting food safe materials and saving a good bit in comparison.  Currently 3 x 25 packs of your choice ship for the same low rate as a single pack.
  • Keg Fitting O-Rings at William’s Brewing

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Are Ball Lock and Pin Lock Post O-Rings the Same? + New Option in FDA Silicone

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For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings


PIN LOCK Post O-Rings!

Pin Lock users are regularly left out when it comes to parts and accessories.  Point in case… I am aware of very few offerings for pin lock post o-rings.  Most shops sell the same o-ring for both ball and pin lock posts.  Pin lock post o-rings are larger than ball lock post o-rings.

I am aware of 0 offerings for bulk pin lock post o-rings.  I’ve already shared how difficult it is to buy food grade replacements, so, you can probably guess how many food grade pin lock post offerings I’m aware of, yep 0.

From Valuebrew:

“Pin Lockers Rejoice! We’re excited to announce we have sourced Pin Lock Post O-Rings made from FDA Silicone! You can finally buy Pin Lock specific o-rings in food safe materials… in bulk quantities.”

  • All count options are on sale.  Prices range from $4.99 to $10.99 depending on quantity
  • As of this posting they are running a shipping special.  Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost as a single pack.
  • Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
  • Mix and match – Choose from – ball or pin lock post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Valid for US addresses.
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

New! Keg Post O-Rings for PIN LOCK Kegs – Food Safe Silicone

Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection

Pin Lock O-Rings vs Ball Lock O-Rings… they’re different

pin lock oringsPin Lock Post O-Ring on Left, Ball Lock Post O-Ring on Right

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Keg Quick Disconnect Internal Replacement O-Rings

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Ball Lock and Pin Lock Keg QDs have an internal o-ring gasket that keeps liquid and gas from leaking out the top side.

I’ve found that it’s pretty easy to lose these.  Beyond that, they wear out and crack.  I’ve also had some that have gotten seated incorrectly and ended up becoming mis-formed so that they no longer sit properly.


Related: Keg Gaskets and Replacement Part Numbers


If you’re looking for CM Becker OEM replacement parts, that’s easy… check out Keg Connection.  They have a nice diagram that shows all the parts and pieces – (gaskets, spring, stem and caps) for both ball lock and pin lock QDs.  See: Disconnect Parts List at Keg Connection

This post is a look at a non-OEM replacement option, that I’ve found works well in standard ball lock style QDs.  They may also work in pin lock QDs, but that’s something I’ve never tried.

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BOGO Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings! – Double O-Ring Special

Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

Labor Day Sale – Double the O-Rings!

  • Buy One Get One Free… For Labor Day Valuebrew is doubling your order when you buy 3 x 10 food safe o-rings.  Pay for 3 x 10 and you’ll get double o-rings.  Choose from Keg Dip Tube, Ball Lock Post, Internal QD and Universal Poppet.  Each option appears two times so you can double if you so choose.
  • No coupon code is necessary but you must use the link below.
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Silicone O-Rings: DOUBLE O-RING SPECIAL – get double when you buy 3 x 10 packs

Full Selection: Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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