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Old 02-19-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Keg foamed through keg lid

I kegged a batch of beer 6 days ago that had been fermenting for 13 days. I actually overflowed the keg a bit when filling, but made a little room and put about 20 psi on it. I left the keg in the same spot it was fermenting and saw yesterday there was some foam that leaked through the keg lid. There was still just a tad bit of pressure inside, so I added more gas to pressurize. Should I have any reason to worry about infection? Its been a day or two since I noticed, should I open it back up, clean and sanitize the lid and replace or leave as is?

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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if it was mine, i wouldn't be very worried about infection, but I would make sure that I cranked up the pressure on it, to make sure that the lid seals properly this time. 30psi, perhaps?

just clean it up well.

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:46 AM   #3
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I've found that keg lube helps immensely.

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also you don't want to over fill the keg so that the beer is high enough to get sucked back into the gas line. because beer in a regulator = NO BUENO

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Old 02-20-2011, 06:16 AM   #5
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I just did this earlier today. I overshot the batch volume, and it filled the keg to the brim! I could hear it bubbling in there as it carbonated... lol

Fortunately I was able to drink it down to a safe level without letting any beer go up the gas line

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