Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk Forums > Introductions > CO2 Empty
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2014, 03:27 AM   #1
eojnnamleppak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 79
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default CO2 Empty

I just got a kegerator a few weeks ago. I kegged 5 gallons of brew into a corny last Sat. Been drinking off it all week including last night. Just got home, went to pour a cold one and my CO2 tank was completely empty. No beer came out the tap. Pulled the pin on top of the keg to purge air, nothing came out at all. And the brew inside the keg is slushy...any ideas??imageuploadedbyhome-brew1389842821.964960.jpg

__________________
eojnnamleppak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2014, 03:31 AM   #2
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,519
Liked 531 Times on 469 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Probably a leak, or they sold you an empty tank. I'm betting you heard the tank filling the keg when you hooked it up and heard the requisite bubbling/hissing.

You'll need to trade that tank in for a refill and check for leaks.

__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2014, 03:34 AM   #3
Face Eater
I brew beer....
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Face Eater's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 746
Liked 44 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Beer being slushy sounds like it froze which could have caused a leak on the co2 somewhere. Only real way to figure out the leak is to fill it and check all connections for the leak. Then you need to figure out why it froze, possibly set to cold?

__________________
Face Eater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2014, 03:35 AM   #4
eojnnamleppak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 79
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Thanks, I was just wondering if the frozen brew and the empty CO2 we're related. Would it have possibly done any permanent damage to lines or other equipment?

__________________
eojnnamleppak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2014, 03:49 AM   #5
Face Eater
I brew beer....
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Face Eater's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 746
Liked 44 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Depending on how cold but I doubt it. Just make sure it's at a proper temp when you hook it up next time and check all connections and seals for leaks.

__________________
Face Eater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2014, 03:54 AM   #6
eojnnamleppak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 79
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Aiptasia, I heard the keg when filing up...wondering if I might have knocked something loose last night that caused all the air to leak out in less than 24 hours...I just got it filled 4 days ago

__________________
eojnnamleppak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2014, 04:04 AM   #7
Face Eater
I brew beer....
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Face Eater's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 746
Liked 44 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have emptied a few tanks with small leaks. It is worth it to check all connections like regulator to tank connections, regulator to hose, hose to disconnect, disconnect to keg post, keg post to keg, lid seal on keg. These are basic connections and list grows if you have a larger setup.

The tank obviously worked for a few days since you were pouring from it. Freezing makes things contract so maybe that's when it gave out. I would get it filled, get the fridge to the correct temp and check for leaks. Use a soapy water mix and spray connections listed above. If it starts to form bubbles then there is a leak and address that part but still check all of them incase there are multiples.

__________________
Face Eater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 empty fermenters, 2 empty carboys and my wife is going out of town for a week. ilv4xn General Beer Discussion 3 03-03-2013 02:49 AM
What to do with an empty keg? cosgcm5 Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 3 05-21-2011 11:45 PM
What to do with empty Bud keg NewBrew75 Equipment/Sanitation 19 03-16-2009 05:01 PM
How do I know when my keg is almost empty? underwaterdan Bottling/Kegging 13 01-27-2009 06:54 PM
It's empty Orfy General Chit Chat 4 03-08-2008 03:55 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS