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Old 09-25-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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So, I kegged for the first time last night. Put the keg and co2 tank in the fridge and I noticed the regulator was reading low, around 500psi. Will the cold temp affect the reading on the gauge? Should I be concerned?



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Old 09-25-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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don't worry - it will read a lot lower when cold.



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No concern on the high pressure, what you see is normal. You may have to adjust the low-pressure output a couple times, that's also normal.

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thanks everyone, thought maybe I was running low already.

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it doesn't affect the gauge, it affects the way CO2 wants to go from liquid to gas state. the cooler, the less it wants to convert, so pressure drops.

leave a CO2 tank in direct sun, and it can blow its safety valve as pressure increases.



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