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Mytton Rodd keg

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by loco88, 4/4/17.

 

  1. loco88

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    Posted 4/4/17
    Perhaps tell me what I'm looking at too. I semi-accidentally bought this along with a couple of other things, it was blurry in the background. I think I've got a Mytton Rodd keg missing a PRV and a liquid post, but I don't really know much about them so I don't know what I need to do to get this one going. I assume a ball lock post won't fit straight on it?

    I'm replacing the O-ring, what else should I consider? ImageUploadedByAussie Home Brewer1491330963.812796.jpg
     
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    Posted 4/4/17
    You'll obviously need the liquid post & PRV. Last time I priced them, a replacement post runs at about $35

    I'd recommend replacing the washers under both posts & the rubber sleeve that the dip-tube passes through & also replacing the internal rubbers in the gas post (it's a bit fiddly, so PM me if you want some tips on the easy way of doing it).
     
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  4. loco88

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    Posted 5/4/17
    Did not expect them to be that expensive, the fittings cost more than the keg. Damn. I do have a converted 50L keg that looks to use the same fittings & lid, perhaps I'll just swap as the needs arise. Or maybe get rid of one, I guess. Let me know if you want a 50L to double your fun Mardoo ;)
     
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    Posted 5/4/17
    Already have 6, assuming you mean the large Mytton Rodd ones :) They make excellent pressurised fermenters.
     
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    Posted 9/4/17
    Pity its in Vic. I have two 50s but could use another one.
     
  7. Digga

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    Posted 17/10/17
    Not hijacking a thread just trying to save creating a new one.

    I've managed to pickup a few of these.

    20171017_191406.jpg 20171017_191414.jpg 20171017_191432.jpg

    So I believe that they are 45L (haven't filled to check volume) mytton rodd grosvenor kegs.

    I know I need some dip tube and lid o rings as these on inspection have perished. I've done some Google searching and have found the link that mardoo posted and also this.
    https://www.nationalhomebrew.com.au...pair-kit-rheem-mytton-rodd-reconditioning-kit

    Now this one above states it's just for the smaller capacity kegs but would it be fine parts wise for my bigger ones? I think it should run all the same replaceable parts.

    There is also.
    http://www.ozbrew.com/default.asp?menuI=1&catI=2&catS=18&CatSs=63&country=Cuba&specs=true&zoom=271

    Looks like the same kit just a few $ extra. Doesn't mention sizes.

    Or could I just use corny keg lid o rings as they seem to fit / work (I have a few of these lying around) and just by 4 of these.
    http://www.easykegging.com.au/shop/all-products/dip-tube-oring/

    These guys don't seem to sell a seal kit and I'm kinda wanting to replace everything so I'm assured they are going to be top notch.

    Keen to start some pressure fermenting and also having a large vessel for bulk distribution.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers all.
     
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    Not sure the seals are different from a 19 or 23 litre to a 40. I've just used the same ones. The National Homebrew kits should do you fine.
     
  9. Digga

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    Yeah sweet as thanks for the fast reply mardoo! I'll order up a couple tomorrow. Now just to get my spudding valve on!
     
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    I’ve just got a load of silicon o rings from oringsandmore.com to revamp 19l. Not sure if any of these will fit if you want to try them.
     
  11. Digga

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    Yeah mate I'll definitely have a look at the types you picked up.
    Cheers
     
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    Hi guys,

    Wonder how much is a keg like this, and where can I find one in Melbourne?
     
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    Thanks Digga.
    Post is $36 each, and can be obtained from Easy Kegging. So it is about $155 for one keg.
    Anyway, I am in Victoria so not near me.
     
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    Posted 18/1/19
    hi i have 3 of these racetrack lid kegs and had to replace the 2 posts as they were pin lock,,,i bought the 2 posts male thread from richmond home brewing in lismore nsw at a cost of 25 each plus a lid seal and o rings cost about 60 i can buy second hand kegs for about 60 the only saving grace was they are 23 litre and i got them for nicks
     
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    They are a much better keg than the std cornie keg.
     
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    MUCH MUCH better.

    Yeah, you might pay a bit more initially for spares/refurbishment, but once you've got them, they're pretty-much bullet-proof.

    Everything I have in the kegging-department is MR & won't touch Cornie stuff, as the current replacement parts are all mass-produced crap out of China that have poor machining tolerances & commensurate expected lifespan/reliability.

    I'm keeping my MR kegs for as long as my arse points to the ground.
     
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    i use 2 x 23l MR's as pressure fermenters

    very solid kegs

    as a dodgy post seal i have used co2 stem -> cylinder seal in the past...
    they fitted just right
     
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