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Old 12-31-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hey,

New to the forums, new to kegerators..

I have a Danby Energy Star fridge w/ dual tap chrome tower. I tried tapping a 19l cornelius keg and originally had the psi too high (30 psi). I lowered it to 12 psi but no beer would come out. Thinking I over carbonated the beer I vented the keg and set it aside overnight. I tried again this morning at the correct psi and still no beer.

What am I doing wrong?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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1. Check that your keg really has pressure... just bump the pressure relief to see.

2) Beer line or dip tube is clogged: Check the out post by pushing in (LIGHTLY) on the out poppet.

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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Do you get any gas discharge from the tap when opened?

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Seems silly but do you have the right disconnects on the right tubes? Ie gas on in, liquid on out.

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Seems silly but do you have the right disconnects on the right tubes? Ie gas on in, liquid on out.
Yes I do. I get flow when I put the psi at 30 but it comes out very foamy.
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Yes I do. I get flow when I put the psi at 30 but it comes out very foamy.
A few possibilities: the Out dip tube is clogged; or it is improperly located and its opening is jammed against the bottom of the keg and blocking flow; one or the other post poppets aren't fully opening; one or the other quick disconnects aren't fully opening when engaged to its post...

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