Originally Posted by Jaysus
Yep. it is ok.
It is insurance for me, because the leaky poppit incident resulted in a lot of beer on the floor. Hooking up the beer out line ensures that will not happen.
Not really. If any other piece of that was broken, you still had potential for a disaster. In this specific case it was insurance, but what if, say, your blowoff valve broke? I personally do NOT hook up the beer line when carbing. Doesn't make much sense, since you're pushing 30psi through the keg. Having at least $30 worth of beer @ 30psi held back by a $3 picnic tap seems like a horrible idea.
If, on the other hand, you're slow force-carbing (aka hooking it to 12psi and leaving it for 2-3 wks), then yeah, you're fine hooking up to a tap.