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Old 10-25-2013, 11:14 PM   #11
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For that particular keg, try putting a nickel under the feet of the bail, ( the doohickey that forces the keg lid up), or a thinner coin if needed, to see if it helps at lower pressures.
This seems like a good idea I can try for now. The O rings are brand new and I have noticed when I am trying to seat the lid under pressure I have to wiggle the lid around quite a bit until it seals good. Besides trying some keg lube or those other softer type of rings I'm sure what else I could do. If the keg can't hold even a low pressure then I can't fill any bottles using Biermuncher's technique!

This also worries me because I lager in my kegs and usually only initially hit them with gas to purge oxygen and seat the lid. I then take the keg off the gas to make room in the kegerator. I would assume that little bit of CO2 will eventually be absorbed into the lagering beer causing the psi to drop again and the lid to start leaking again.
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Update: I didn't have good luck with the coin trick, I couldn't get them to stay put when clamping down the lid. I just added some keg lube to the o-ring and just moved around until it seemed to seal better. I got it to seal good enough to fill some bottles. But now I'm scared to lager in the keg without it being hooked up to gas constantly.

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