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Old 03-23-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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I'm new to kegging my homebrew. Last night I connected my gas line to the keg and started the carbonating process. When I connected the dispensing line and tried to pour some beer out (yes I know it's not carbonated yet, but wanted to test it), nothing came out. Is this usual??

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Hello,
I'm new to kegging my homebrew. Last night I connected my gas line to the keg and started the carbonating process. When I connected the dispensing line and tried to pour some beer out (yes I know it's not carbonated yet, but wanted to test it), nothing came out. Is this usual??
No, not at all. You should be able to dispense as long as the gas is "pushing" the beer out.

You had the gas hooked into the "in" post, with the small diptube inside and the beer line hooked up to the "out" post, with the long diptube? What kind of tap did you have hooked up to the beerline?
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Yep, I have the gas hooked up to the side that says in. The tap is a standard picnic tap.

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Yep, I have the gas hooked up to the side that says in. The tap is a standard picnic tap.
Are the two diptubes intact?
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I believe so. They seemed fine when I put the beer in.

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I believe so. They seemed fine when I put the beer in.
Do you hear gas going into the keg? Can you hear gas come out when you pull the pressure relief valve?
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Yeah, there is definitely gas going into the keg (currently at 20 PSI, at 55 degrees).

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Your big O ring may not have sealed well and let out all of your CO2. Try some keg lube.

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Thanks for the help!! I will try the keg lube and see if that works!!

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You should check all your seals with Star San. Put some in a spray bottle and spray all the areas. If it bubbles, you have a leak.

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