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Old 05-30-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default Just kegged my first beer

A hefeweizen. Had a near disaster where after purging the keg of CO2 I forgot to shut off the valve and drained my tank while racking the beer, but I was able to get it re-filled quickly and it's now hooked up and purring away. Then there was that whole hissing sound after I dropped the PSI a bit, but that stopped so it just must have been the pressure regulating itself out.

That was nerve-wracking. Here's hoping that I will have carbonated beer and not crap in my keg after a few days!

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Old 05-30-2010, 01:18 PM   #2
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That was nerve-wracking. Here's hoping that I will have carbonated beer and not crap in my keg after a few days!
Good for you! It's a piece of cake after you get used to it...

Let it carb for a few weeks, not days... It's worth the wait
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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
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Regulators do hiss untill the pressure is regulated. Enjoy it and don't stress too much.

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UPDATE: Tapped this monster today with a buddy, and god DAMN if having delicious beer on tap isn't one of my favorite things in the world. The hefeweizen came out excellent, perfectly cloudy with a great head and some awesome color/aroma. I'd post pictures, but I drank it too fast. Maybe tonight!

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UPDATE: Tapped this monster today with a buddy, and god DAMN if having delicious beer on tap isn't one of my favorite things in the world. The hefeweizen came out excellent, perfectly cloudy with a great head and some awesome color/aroma. I'd post pictures, but I drank it too fast. Maybe tonight!
I try to keep Hefe on tap. I go through a LOT of it, but it's easy to make and quick to the keg.

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