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Old 02-21-2014, 03:19 PM   #21
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^ Ok........That sounds like a plan ! Thanks !

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Old 03-10-2014, 01:19 PM   #22
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Update. I got this thing working, a couple squirts and I was flowing fine, now as I'm a few pints down, I've still shot a little more gas in, but the beer is coming out with no decent head ? Should I pump several more shots in until I see head, or am I doing something wrong ?..........

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Old 03-10-2014, 01:29 PM   #23
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The beer should have been carbed to a level to produce a decent head beforehand. The charger is only for serving. There's a difference between foaming from too much pressure and good head and lacing.

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Yes, I let it carb 2 weeks, and the first 2 pints had a good head, but my most recent 2 pints had no head at all ??..........

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Ok, this may or may not work, as I understand it, when I tapped the keg I may have already pumped the sugar/yeast residue from the bottom of the keg, Anyway I took it out the fridge in hopes it will warm back up in case it wasn't fully carbed..Any chance I still have some yeasties+sugar left to carb this thing ?

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You only mention the head, how is the carbonation level? You also cant really expect this thing to retain carbonation unless you have a gage to know the pressure in the keg, its pretty much meant to replace a hand pump.

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The first few pints were fine, now it's starting to taste a little flat, and I have at least 2 gallons left in there.....

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The keg charger isnt meant to keep beer carbonated unfortunately unless you use a whole bunch of cartridges and have a pressure gage to see whats actually going on. Its meant for times when you are using the whole keg in one sitting or you will be connecting the beer back to a regular carbonation system.

If you want to keep it carbed I'd buy a 5lb or maybe a paintball tank if space is an issue and regulator, then you wont have to mess with priming sugar either.

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