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Old 06-15-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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How can beer carbed at 30psi back flow into a tank at 800psi? Maybe I am missing something, but I can see the low pressure side of the regulator getting beer in it, but not the high side.

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Old 06-16-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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Later that night i had no pressure
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How can beer carbed at 30psi back flow into a tank at 800psi? Maybe I am missing something, but I can see the low pressure side of the regulator getting beer in it, but not the high side.
I took it as his tank was empty...

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:31 AM   #13
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Its weird bc it was just filled. They over fillied.it. Then when i hooked it up the tank didn't register on my high presser gauge. I thought it was just my gauge. Guess they screwed me twice. Too bad they are my only option.

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How far is Arco welding away from you? They are in Malden
or Igo's in Watertown, both of those guys exchange. I think Igo's fills on the spot also.

Were you able to pull your regulator apart like Yooper suggested?

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Happened to me, once.

Check valves were on my to-do list. I had ordered all my keezer stuff before I had ever brewed a beer. My keezer was gonna be for commercial kegs. sanke couplings have check valves, so regs generally do not.

Anyway, I had a keg of sparkling apfelwein left over from a wedding. Took two kegs, brought back one full and one with a little left in it. A month later I tapped the full one with a serving pressure of 12 psi. I had forgotten that keg was at 45 psi or so. My reg started spewing apfelwein.

Took the reg apart, cleaned it and all was well. The next day I bought my check valves.

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Its weird bc it was just filled. They over fillied.it. Then when i hooked it up the tank didn't register on my high presser gauge. I thought it was just my gauge. Guess they screwed me twice. Too bad they are my only option.
this may be your problem as far as beer getting into the tank. if they over filled it the burst disk could have blown at some point, completely dumping the tank contents. with no check valves, hooking a keg to the system just acted like a keg jumper line in reverse.

filling a tank at a homebrew shop is the worse option. Many don't actually have diptube tanks and chillers on-site and just fill with gas pressure. swapping is a better option
the Tank needs to be completely serviced,(valve removed, cleaned, dried, re-hyroed)
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Ok, so i drunkenly tapped my mosaic pale ale tonight. It was at 30 psi for 24 hrs then 10 for about the same. After that i lost gas and had all my suckback issues. Yadda yadda. Anyway, my pale ale is perfect. Its perfectly carbed and the best tasting brew i have ever made. Im couldn't be happier. Does this seem right? Either way scooooore! Wish i could share with all of you.

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