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Old 04-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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This is the first time I have kegged my beer. After putting gas lines on my kegs I turned the pressure up to 10 psi. Checked the gauge ab 2 hours later and gauge reads 20 psi. I unhook the gas line, release pressure from kegs, set regulator back at 0 and reconnect and turn up the regulator to find pressure at 15 psi 30 minutes later. Temp is at a steady 40 degrees and CO2 tank is in the keezer. What is going on?

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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I think I might have figured it out. The regulator I have is really touchy and even thought it might look like it is at a steady pressure it is still slowly rising. Solution is to make very very small adjustments and get a less touchy regulator.

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:36 AM   #3
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I think I might have figured it out. The regulator I have is really touchy and even thought it might look like it is at a steady pressure it is still slowly rising. Solution is to make very very small adjustments and get a less touchy regulator.
The pressure fluctuates because you have the CO2 tank inside the keezer. If your setup was outside the keezer you probably wouldn't see this happening. I get the same thing because my setup is inside my kegerator.
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Ahh good to know. When I get a collar built I will be able to move the tank outside the keezer.

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The pressure fluctuates because you have the CO2 tank inside the keezer. If your setup was outside the keezer you probably wouldn't see this happening. I get the same thing because my setup is inside my kegerator.
That's interesting.
I just thought my regulator was a piece of junk.
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