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Old 11-08-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default Keg pours slow and flat

I kegged two kegs of Imperial Stout three weeks ago.

One I carbed quickly by bouncing on a exercise ball at 30 psi.

The other keg just sat at serving pressure (12 PSI). That keg pours slow and flat.

I swapped taps and the problem is the keg.

I suspect the universal ball lock poppet on the liquid side... maybe the gas side?

What do I do, release the pressure and swap out the poppets?

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If you have more poppets go ahead and try swapping. You may be able to find the problem just by inspecting. I had one that the little legs were bent so it did not sit on top of the tube correctly.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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Fixed!

I removed the universal poppet from the liquid out side and installed a standard one.

This is what I pulled out:

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