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Old 01-10-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Two Rookie Kegging Mistakes

Man reading directions always helps and attention to detail.

1. I bought the two corny keg thing from Midwest. I got it in a thd everything and tefloned one conneciton that didnt have anything. I saw two nylon rings tie wrapped to the relief pin. I was like hmm those must be spares without reading the directions. Turns out I had a slow leak out of the nut wear the nylon ring should have been that thds to the c02 bottle. I found it with soap spray. I wasted a whole bottle on one keg as it is empty now right at 2 weeks. The directions that came with it clearly stated to put in in. Woops. I thought it was talking a super long time to get any carbonations.

2. The first keg I filled was done without cleaning the keg. Yeah. I assumed it was cleaned from midwest. I looked in and it looked ok, but should have cleaned like I do everything in brewing I dont know why I skipped it this time. I didnt know it was anything to worry about till I tasted my beer and it had a big time off flavor to it. I thought it might have been in the brew until I opened the second keg and turned it upside down after opening it and a salty looked fluid poured out. I smelled it and sure enough it was the culprit to the off smell/taste.

Oh well at least I did them both on the first batch. Hoefully I wont have to many more mistakes. I love learning the hard way!

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Yeah, nothing like a hard lesson to really drive it home. Here is a bit of advice that will prevent another one. Get some spare o-ring sets and some keg lube. Having those around will be a life saver.

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thanks for the tip.

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