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Bisco_Ben 05-07-2012 10:12 PM

Just ran out of gas, am I ok until tomorrow?
 
Just pulled a pint and watched the regulator guage finally drop on me. Each keg has about 10 psi in it, maybe slightly less. Will my at least half empty kegs be ok until tomorrow when I can go get gas?

dawgmatic 05-07-2012 10:18 PM

yea you're fine. its not like the keg is full of oxygen.

jammin 05-07-2012 10:21 PM

might consider removing the gas line from the keg - wouldn't want any beer sneaking into your lines. probably not a big deal if your kegs are not really full.

Bisco_Ben 05-07-2012 11:39 PM

thanks for the quick responses guys. Glad my beer will be ok, going to prepare a bit more in advance next time i see the gauge getting low.

bumstigedy 05-08-2012 01:18 AM

Save up for an extra tank and the you can just swap in the spare when this happens and have the empty one filled when you get time. This ensures that you can keep drinking when you want too. With my luck this would happen when after inviting people over to drink.

Jukas 05-08-2012 01:48 AM

You'll be fine. I had a lead on my threaded connector to gas in on my 2nd outlet on the regulator. It bled out all the CO2 from a mostly new tank, and all the CO2 from both kegs attached.

I found out the hard way when I went to pull a pint and there was no pressure on the keg. I was pretty bummed, the beer was fine.

bmc1313 05-08-2012 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bumstigedy (Post 4066026)
With my luck this would happen when after inviting people over to drink.



i just had a thought of hooking up my bicycle floor pump to the gas line, if we were intent on "floating" the keg on a night like that. :)


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