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Old 10-28-2010, 02:13 AM   #1
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This is a pretty strange scenario that I can not seem to solve. I have a stout in one of my kegs, currently on the line. It was pouring fine for about 3 days, I served up maybe 5-8 pints or so, then went out of town. When I returned, the faucet would not pour at all. I checked the gas, took apart the liquid out, pulled the dip tube to make sure it wasn't plugged somehow, put it all back together, and it still won't pour. The keg is pressurized, I am just getting nothing out of the liquid out line. Any ideas??

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:31 AM   #2
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Can you connect it to a different tap? If so how does it do then? Do you get anything when you push in on the ball valve right on the post (careful you can make a real mess this way)?

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How cold is the keg fridge? I had the same thing happen to me and it was a frozen beer line.

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:36 AM   #4
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How cold is the keg fridge? I had the same thing happen to me and it was a frozen beer line.
+1. Same thing happened to me last week. Beer froze in the keg.
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Ohhh hadn't even thought of freezing being it. Mine sits at a steady 41f so it never entered my mind.

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:55 AM   #6
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I actually took the faucet apart and used the opportunity to clean the line... I am not getting any beer in the line at all. The QD was fine when I ran the sanitizer through it, post and dip tube appear to be fine... I have no idea what to do next, is there anything I am not eliminating?

Frozen beer... That did not even cross my mind... My thermometer is showing 40 degrees.

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Beer is definitely not frozen. I am totally stumped. I just swapped the posts from a different keg. Same result. I thought I had eliminated the QD, but now I am not so sure. I have pretty much used up my entire can of CO2 trying to figure this out.

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Gas under pressure is fairly predictable in a closed system. Follow it and see where it stops.
Liquid is even more predictable. How's the diptube? That is the start of the liquid's journey to the toilet.

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Gas under pressure is fairly predictable in a closed system. Follow it and see where it stops.
Liquid is even more predictable. How's the diptube? That is the start of the liquid's journey to the toilet.
The keg is definitely pressurized. I pulled the diptube, and it is fine. I think it has got to be the QD. I ran some iodophor through the line to make it clear so that I could see beer coming out, and I am getting zero beer in the line. Must be the QD, but I'm not really sure how that is possible! I am going to try to transfer it to another keg and see what happens. Hopefully I have enough gas left. Haha.
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Sorry To bring this back from the dead but did you resolve the issue? I'm having the same problem

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