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Old 12-18-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

i know there's a lot of thread on this forum talking about leak and co2 problem but i have a very special questions and can't find the answer out there.

I've connected my draft system all together and it works fine. My regulator is set to 7psi. What i don't understand is that every time i pour a beer in a glass, the pression on my regulator goes down.

1 glass : 7 psi
2 glass : 5 psi
3 glass : 2 psi
4 glass : 0 psi

so the third glass pour out really slow and flat. And even if i wait a couple of hour after, the psi doesnt raise. I need to raise it manually every time i pour 3-4 beer.

Look to me anormal. Is it ?

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
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Did you carb the beer 1st? 7 psi is flat in my book I set most between 10-12 psi let it sit for 2-3 weeks at that pressure ( I set the seal with 30psi vent 2 times). Is the tank valve opened all the way?

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Are you sure the valve on the tank is actually open all the way?? Look at the handle and make sure it's actually open. If the tank valve isn't actually open, no more gas will go out.

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Did you carb the beer 1st? 7 psi is flat in my book I set most between 10-12 psi let it sit for 2-3 weeks at that pressure ( I set the seal with 30psi vent 2 times). Is the tank valve opened all the way?

Yeah the beer has been force carbed. 7psi is my serving pressure. even at 10-12 same thing happen.

Yes the tank valve is opened all the way. Just double checked 2 min ago.
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Yeah the beer has been force carbed. 7psi is my serving pressure. even at 10-12 same thing happen.

Yes the tank valve is opened all the way. Just double checked 2 min ago.
You've got a serious problem with your system then. If everything is open, as it's supposed to be, then the tank will feed CO2 into the keg as you pull pints from it. Unless the tank is empty that is. You did get it filled up, or pick up a full CO2 tank, right??
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Sounds like a bad gauge to me.

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You've got a serious problem with your system then. If everything is open, as it's supposed to be, then the tank will feed CO2 into the keg as you pull pints from it. Unless the tank is empty that is. You did get it filled up, or pick up a full CO2 tank, right??
yeah its a brand new co2 tank. Did the same thing with another one i tried. Doesnt seem to come from the tank.
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yeah its a brand new co2 tank. Did the same thing with another one i tried. Doesnt seem to come from the tank.
Then sounds like your regulator is buggered. Is it brand new or used? Also, if you got the tank shipped, you need to get it filled up.
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Sounds like a bad regulator to me, or the tank is about out.

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Then sounds like your regulator is buggered. Is it brand new or used? Also, if you got the tank shipped, you need to get it filled up.
Bought it brand new at my lhbs about 1 month ago. Maybe there's something i'm not doing right but can't figure out what. This is my first kegerator and the second batch i keg.
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