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Old 05-09-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
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I just filled a keg with beer, pressurized and a very fine spray of beer coming from the 'out' valve. I just put on the fitting so it filled the line rather than spraying all over the floor.

So, i imagine the spring that pushes up the little metal piece to seal the valve needs to be replaced. any way that i can deal with this without taking the beer out and rebuilding the keg?

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Old 05-09-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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knock it with a screwdriver... I have that happen every once in awhile. a good whack seems to always stop it.

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Old 05-09-2007, 01:28 AM   #3
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Hmm... Just re-read what I wrote. I've had a few to many already this evening... so keep that in mind. But I have been able to reseat the valves by whacking them one good time.

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You can release the pressure in the keg by pulling on the relief valve. Take the leaky post off, and remove the poppet. Use a little keg lube on the black rubber of the poppet or replace it if you have a spare. Reattach to the keg and repressurize. Should take you about 2 minutes to do. The beer will be fine.

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Old 05-09-2007, 03:02 AM   #5
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Sweet! Thanks Jdoiv, i will try that tomorrow after work.

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Also Clean or replace the gas in line,that filled with beer, leaving that beer in there could contaminate other batches and ruin your beers. If you leave it in there and it turns all nasty.

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Also Clean or replace the gas in line,that filled with beer, leaving that beer in there could contaminate other batches and ruin your beers. If you leave it in there and it turns all nasty.
Does it? Most bacteria needs O2.
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Does it? Most bacteria needs O2.

Notice the big "if" and "could" in that post as well, Are you sure that no air gets into your line while changing a keg or ball lock? thanks for pointing that out and reiterating my point though.

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Sometimes popping the fitting on and off a few times will resaet it as well.

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these are just stopgaps. the real solution is to get a new poppet and replace it. it should then be good for years.

just out of curiosity, did you not check for leaks before you put beer in the keg?

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