Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Leaky keg problem!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
EamusCatuli
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EamusCatuli's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 531
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Leaky keg problem!

Hey I just kegged my hefe the other day and I found out this morning that the keg is not keeping pressure. I use the force carb method where I roll the keg on my knees for about 100 seconds then let it sit. This is why Im not sure if I can transfer the beer since there is SOME carbonation in the beer.

Can I transfer the beer to another keg without ruining it?

__________________
A watched pot does boil!
EamusCatuli is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,698
Liked 4363 Times on 3172 Posts
Likes Given: 848

Default

Sure you can! Either siphon it to the new keg, or get "fancy" and use a piece of beerline with disconnects and go from the "out" side of the leaky keg into the "out" side of the new keg. You'd need a black disconnect on each end. If you go from out to out, they'd be no splashing- it would go in through the long dip tube into the new keg. Then, push it with co2.

Me, I'd probably just siphon it.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-04-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
MoRoToRiUm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,413
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I'm curious where it's leaking, if there is some carbonation. Must be a small leak?

__________________
Broken Face Brewery
Est. 2008
MoRoToRiUm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2009, 12:48 AM   #4
EamusCatuli
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EamusCatuli's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 531
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MoRoToRiUm View Post
I'm curious where it's leaking, if there is some carbonation. Must be a small leak?
nagging little leak, enough to drain my Co2 tank though
__________________
A watched pot does boil!
EamusCatuli is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2009, 01:21 AM   #5
beerthirty
big beers turn my gears
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
beerthirty's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 2,651
Liked 23 Times on 11 Posts

Default

You could find the leak before transfer. That will save you having to sanitize and transfer. Spray starsan or some other leak detector on your keg fittings, main seal poppet, and QD clamps. Vent the keg and replace the or fix the bad seal. If you do transfer to another keg don't forget to purge the air from it with CO2. I use the fancy way that Yooper describes simply because with that setup I can transfer and transport beer to a party without worrying about stirring up sediment.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird View Post
"I've got a fever... and the only prescription is, MORE CARBOYS!"
primary- Tangerine Dream, SWMBO slayer,
serving- amber ale hop experiment #6, Roggenbier, apfelwine
planning- Cru?
conditioning- 9/9/09 barleywine
Drink water?... Never, fish fornicate in it.--- W.C. Fields
Most problems can be solved with the proper application of force.
beerthirty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaky out BAK6E Bottling/Kegging 0 09-07-2009 06:13 PM
Problem with my keg, leaky or...? size Bottling/Kegging 11 05-20-2009 11:34 AM
leaky leaky android Bottling/Kegging 10 04-29-2009 04:17 PM
Leaky keg? underwaterdan Bottling/Kegging 10 02-13-2009 12:14 AM
how leaky is too leaky.. waskelton4 Bottling/Kegging 8 06-12-2006 08:01 PM