Ways to Breathe New Life Into Old Kegs

Being able to extend the life of any piece of equipment can be invaluable. One of the most important pieces of equipment you have in your brewery — a piece that can help generate income with each use — is your cooperage of kegs.

As the craft beer industry continues to grow, Lawson Kegs remains dedicated to supporting microbreweries and providing exceptional keg solutions. They continually strive to improve their services, keeping up with the latest advancements in keg technology and implementing innovative approaches to keg repair and maintenance.

Repairing kegs is a key service for Lawson Kegs. Even with the many advancements over the years in keg technology, wear and tear are inevitable, and having a reliable repair service is crucial to maintaining a reliable keg fleet. Lawson Kegs implements a structured plan for keg repair, ensuring consistent and high-quality results. The repair process begins with de-gassing the kegs, removing any remaining pressure and ensuring a safe environment for the technicians. Following this, the retaining rings are carefully extracted before the valve assembly is dismantled. The valve assemblies play a crucial role in keg functionality, and therefore Lawson Kegs specializes in repairing and replacing the most common part — the CO2 valve. Refurbishing a valve can extend the life of a keg for an additional ten years under normal working conditions.

  • Diverse CO2 Valves: Lawson Kegs understands that different kegs require different CO2 valves, and they pride themselves on offering a wide range of options to suit various needs. The CO2 valve is a critical component in regulating pressure and also being the port for dispensing. It is also crucial to maintaining the quality of the beer within the keg. By carefully selecting and replacing the CO2 valves, Lawson Kegs ensures that microbreweries can rely on their kegs to preserve the integrity and taste of their brews.
  • Safety Measures: Most importantly, safety is a top priority for Lawson Kegs. They adhere to stringent safety processes while handling CO2 valves, recognizing the importance of maintaining a secure environment for both their technicians and the breweries they serve. These measures include proper training, certifications, by various manufacturers, adherence to industry guidelines, and meticulous attention to detail during every step of the repair process.
  • Re-Branding: Used kegs can also be de-branded and re-branded. By properly knurling out the previous embossed names, the keg becomes essentially generic again. By the same principle, previous painted or silk screened logos can be buffed off with an industrial polisher. After which, rebranding of the silk screening or sticker application, can be done.

Lawson Kegs, a prominent player in the beverage industry, has been at the forefront of providing high-quality keg solutions since its establishment in 2010. Founded by Shane Passmore-Crawford, a seasoned professional with an extensive background in keg service within the beverage industry, Lawson Kegs has grown alongside the craft beer industry in Canada. Lawson Kegs plays a unique role in the craft beer industry, and is commited to microbreweries, and their various keg related needs. Lawson Kegs recognized the need for reliable and efficient keg solutions. With their deep understanding of logistics and expertise in beer kegs, Lawson Kegs became a key partner for microbreweries looking to package and distribute their unique brews. All the while keeping costs low by offering refurbished kegs, and keg maintenance.

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