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Old 10-25-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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I have two cornies of Mexican stye that have sat for 2 weeks I conditioned each with 1/3 cup corn sugar and put 5lbs of co2. I found one was not pressurized today. I tapped it, iced it down. It serves up flat. Should I change the plug with one from another cornie, force carbonate and tap the other? Or what. I dont have any keg lube and it's not available locally.

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Old 10-25-2006, 07:24 PM   #2
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You really need to find out where it's leaking and how badly.

Put it under pressure - about 20 psi and go over all the connections and seals with soapy water. Once you find the leak, we can figure out the best course of action.

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Old 10-25-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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The leak is on the plug gasket I thought I had it sealed when I kegged it. I put a little beer on it and tapped the plug lightly with a lick hammer untill the bubbles stopped. But I guess that wasn't good enough. That's why I mentioned changing plugs with one from another corny.

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by plug gasket, do you mean the big one on the lid?

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Yes! That's the one.

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If you can swap it, go ahead and do it. Otherwise, you can use a little vasoline. If you force carb, you'll probably want a little more psi. Probably about 10-12 or so

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Sometimes taking the seal off and flipping it around works.

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Sometimes taking the seal off and flipping it around works.
It sealed good when I flipped the seal. thank you! I put 15lbs to it, shook it good and changed to the other keg. All is well!
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If you can swap it, go ahead and do it. Otherwise, you can use a little vasoline. If you force carb, you'll probably want a little more psi. Probably about 10-12 or so
Vaseline can be used, but it does not have the properties of being tasteless and odorless.

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Vaseline can be used, but it does not have the properties of being tasteless and odorless.

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Ya, it's not the best choice, but he said he couldn't get any keg lube. I figured a little bit to seal it up would be better than leaking CO2
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