Fix It! Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases

Pictured: Loose Handle/Bottom Ball Lock Keg via Adventures in Homebrewing

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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.

Finding Loose Handle Kegs, How-To Continues Below:

Why would you want to find a loose handle or base keg. The answer is… they can be a great deal!

Adventures in Homebrewing is the one shop I know of that periodically sells loose handle or base kegs.

  • Availability of these is touch and go.
  • When they’re available available, these are generally one of the best Ball Lock keg deals around.
  • If you’re interested, based on past experience, I’d suggest picking these up sooner rather than later.

Loose Handle/Bottom Ball Lock keg w/PRV Lid

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

Fixing Loose Keg Handles or Bases

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

Our In Depth Keg Reconditioning Guide!

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What’s the Difference?  Pin Lock vs Ball Lock

What’s Out There?

Rebuild Your Keg!

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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. toppost:keghandlerepair tag:tpr rs:5 rp:tips#19

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.

  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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