Post Number: 401
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 01:20 pm: ||
I'm cleaning my kegs and replacing the gaskets for the first time in awhile. I got the new gaskets from McMaster as spec'd on this forum. It seems as though the lid gaskets have an extreme new rubber smell I don't recall the last time I replaced them. Is there a method to condition these to reduce the odor? The last thing I want is for my beer to taste like a Goodyear Eagle. I know it's virtually impossible to get the absorbed soda odor/ flavor out, but didn't know if anyone had a method to season the newness outta these things.
Post Number: 3299
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 01:37 pm: ||
We sell a lot of those gaskets and I can not remember anybody ever even mentioning a problem with rubber smells. Unless you happened to have stumbled on to some odd compound, I really doubt that you will have a problem.
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Post Number: 146
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 02:09 pm: ||
I recommend an overnight soak in Coors Light. That's what that stuff is for, right?
I have nothing truly constructive to add. Happy Friday and have a great weekend.
Post Number: 5869
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 02:20 pm: ||
I've never found the rubber smell to be a problem, but if you want you could soak the o-rings overnight in a baking soda solution.
Post Number: 204
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 03:59 am: ||
I would have to wonder if the rubber you got is food grade? I am no expert on ordering from McMaster, and frankly, I find their website can be a bit confusing.
Anyway, I don't want to sound like a backseat driver, but I would think the price assurance of ordering your rubber from a homebrew supplier would offset any money saved by getting it from McMaster. A homebrew supplier is not going to sell you something unsafe or unfit for contact with your beer. McMaster ain't in the beer business.
Give a man a beer and he'll waste and hour. Teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.
Post Number: 1547
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 05:16 am: ||
And never put your rubber in your wallet. It might disintegrate on you and leak.
Post Number: 808
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 11:00 am: ||
Good one Richard!
Post Number: 405
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 12:21 pm: ||
That was good!
Don't know about the food grade thing, but the material is Buna-N. Maybe there is a difference in these and what you get from home brew sites, I have gotten lid rings in the past fom HB stores, but this is the first from McMaster . . and I got them there mainly because I was getting some other stainless parts, shafts, casters and u-bolts for the brew rig, and just included the rings in the order as mentioned on this board. I soaked them in a baking soda solution as Bill suggested, and it seems to have diminished the odor somewhat.
Post Number: 419
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Monday, September 04, 2006 - 03:35 pm: ||
I have found a good (sparingly used) coat of keg lube will cover most any flavor even root beer. A few cleanings, and keg lube applications, and previous smells are hardly evident.