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Rau71 09-01-2012 05:31 AM

Keg question/issues
I kegged my first beer on Monday. I have had it on CO2 set at 20PSI at about 39 degrees. Today I wanted to see if I was carbed, open the tap and nothing. The keg has pressure on it, I can't open it up, but nothing comes out. I dry hopped in keg. Is this just a dip tube being plugged with hop particles or is something else wrong?

matt99004 09-01-2012 05:38 AM

How did you dry hop? In the keg? If so, were the hops in a bag, or were they loose? What form were the hops in...pellets or flowers?

Rau71 09-01-2012 05:40 AM

Pellet hops, no bag in keg.

Brulosopher 09-01-2012 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by Rau71
Pellet hops, no bag in keg.

You'd at least get a trickle. All valves open? Are you sure your beer-out disconnect is fully connected? Have you bled the CO2 off of your key yet? At 20 psi, it'll shoot out of your faucet. Hmm.

matt99004 09-01-2012 05:44 AM

Sounds plugged to me. I have dry hopped in the keg just once, and it caused problems.

xtremereef 09-01-2012 06:10 AM

put c02 line on the out side off keg n blow air in threw diptube

Rau71 09-01-2012 07:37 AM

I blew air through the dip tube. I opened the other end and I got TONS of foam. Switched them back and nothing. Must be plugging as soon as pressure hit the dip tube?

TrainSafe 09-01-2012 11:52 AM

Do you have another keg?

I'm thinking you could siphon out to the second keg and rack away from the hops sediment.

beaksnbeer 09-01-2012 02:02 PM

The hops are clogging your dip tube NEXT time use a bag. Vent keg rack to new keg I would strain going into keg to make use no sediment/hop make it to new keg

Brulosopher 09-01-2012 02:44 PM

Perhaps it's clogged, but I'd expect at least some beer to make it out of your faucet if that's the only issue. Have you used your kegging equipment before? If it's clogged, I concur that you should bleed the keg, let the sediment settle, then rack the beer to a other keg... but don't put it through a strainer, it'll introduce a ton of O2 and potentially stale your beer. Good luck!

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