I am getting ready to finally keg my first two batches Saturday. A month old red ale in one and a young, two week old cherry wheat in the other.
I have my CO2 bottle filled and am playing with the gauges. I had two bad low pressure gauges that the vendor replaced. How tight do they have to be? I don't have the gauges super tight right now. I want them to be readable from the front, but that might not be doable, tightness matters more, I guess. Does the connection to the bottle need teflon tape?
Should the pressure leak down fairly fast if you don't have kegs attached? I am assuming that there is a valve in the keg connectors since the pressure didn't just blow out immediately. 30 PSI has leaked down to about 10 PSI in 15 minutes.
Once I get it all hooked up to the kegs in the morning, I will use soap or starsan to check all the connections. I want the leaks taken care of before I start racking.