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Old 01-09-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:22 AM   #2
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I agree with your assumption.

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:25 AM   #3
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they'll be ok. just need to be recharged, as you already know

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^^^ I agree with the agreement.

No harm, no foul. Carry on!

Cheers!

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

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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.
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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.
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No you need a back up tank of CO2

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No you need a back up tank of CO2
very good point.
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