Originally Posted by BendBrewer
Well, you don't leave it on there. You just put it on the OUT to force the gas through the beer instead of just hitting the beer on the head with it. It is part of the whole FORCE CARB process.
I have kegged. Lots. Would you like to learn more?
Actually yes please explain because it doesn't make sense to me.
I have been around soda kegging for a while, yes a little different than beer kegging (which I am getting into) but still uses the same keg. Personally I would never put the air line on the beer out post as it can get stuck and possibly ruin the post.
From the sound of it, you use burst carbing. I would think that since you are shaking the keg, it wouldn't matter if you hit the beer with the CO2 on top or on the bottom, you are shaking it all up anyway.
And don't take this as me saying you are doing it wrong or bashing the way you do it. I actually really want to learn how you keg because I have never heard of this way before...and like I said, I have always known it as a bad thing to put the air on the beer out post (and know from soda experience). The guy I know that owns a soda factory actually gives pin locks to customers that have come back with broken ball locks because they don't remember where to put the air in and beer out connects and ruin posts.