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ilikeguns 01-09-2013 02:10 AM

Keg system gone flat.. beer okay? what to do next?
 
So I went to draw a pint tonight and got nothing. Was working fine last night and the night before.

So here is the scenario.. Last week I modified my one tap system to be able to have two kegs under pressure from one tank. This way i can carb one while I enjoy the other.

I think my newly kegged batch had a slight leak in the seal and that was what caused my system to empty out.

Okay.. so assuming I get the beer back up to pressure tomorrow, is there any damage done? I haven't opened any of the kegs so I'm assuming 02 exposure is minimal. Both kegs are cold (i keep the kegerator at 36) so I'd assume everything is okay.

Hex23 01-09-2013 02:22 AM

I agree with your assumption.

lumpher 01-09-2013 02:25 AM

they'll be ok. just need to be recharged, as you already know

day_trippr 01-09-2013 02:26 AM

^^^ I agree with the agreement.

No harm, no foul. Carry on!

Cheers!

ilikeguns 01-09-2013 02:43 AM

thanks all.. i'd relax and have a homebrew.. but.. ya see.. i kind of have this issue with my keg...

GilSwillBasementBrews 01-09-2013 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilikeguns
thanks all.. i'd relax and have a homebrew.. but.. ya see.. i kind of have this issue with my keg...

Sounds like you'll have to buy a sixer of research and development for future recipe formulation.

ilikeguns 01-09-2013 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GilSwillBasementBrews (Post 4763719)
Sounds like you'll have to buy a sixer of research and development for future recipe formulation.

I picked up a growler of Kelso Industrial IPA to carry me over until I'm pouring beer again.

So I hit up the welding shop and got my CO2 refilled this morning, and then tightened up all the fittings on my new system. What I had thought was a leaky lid, was actually a loose connection on my gas line quick disconnect. Once the fridge compressor kicked off, I could hear the hiss of CO2 escaping... lesson learned.

Another lesson I've learned is that I need to bottle some beer. In my adventures in homebrewing, I jumped right to kegging but now I'm realizing that I need to be prepared in case of an emergency. :D

beaksnbeer 01-09-2013 09:57 PM

No you need a back up tank of CO2 :D

ilikeguns 01-09-2013 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beaksnbeer (Post 4767038)
No you need a back up tank of CO2 :D

very good point.


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