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Old 07-22-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hey everyone i cant find a thread that explains purging co2 from a corny keg, this is my method is it sufficient? Once filled i flip the keg up side down and let the faucet run until nothing is coming out. so the dispensing tube is letting all the gas escape and all of the incoming gas is co2 that pretty much makes for no oxygen right?

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Anyone use this method?

Yes, I spelled purging wrong in the title

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Old 07-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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It probably works, but it sounds more complicated than what I do.

I just pressurize the keg and let it sit for a few moments. CO2 is heavier than O2, so the CO2 will fall down and push the O2 up. Then I just vent the gas via the pressure release valve on the keg's lid, which should pull the O2 out first. I do this a few times and call it good.

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That seems Like it will work, It just makes sense to me if its flipped upside down and all the gas inside is drawn off through the dispensing tube and new gas is continually added then all o2 will be gone

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Do you have the gas connected when you turn the keg upside down?

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Wow. I would have thought that the beer would flow out through the gas line.

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Turn the PSI up to 30 and sometimes a tad will trickle into the gas line just remove the quick disconnect and hit the valve with your finger and its all shoots out

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Well.. your method should work. It's really no different than pressurizing and using the release valve on the lid, but seems more of a hassle to me.

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Just fill the keg with sanitizer and use CO2 to push it out (assuming you're intending to FILL the keg with CO2, not purge it of CO2..?).

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Walker thanks Man... Im about to keg a wheat beer so i thought to see if there was an easier method, what psi do you put in the keg?

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