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Old 02-28-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default Why is my kegerator not dispensing beer???

I let my batch I kegged cool over night in order to absorb co2. I have the regulator at 18 psi for a night and the co2 on the correct side. I pull the lever and nothing comes out!! I've never had this problem before.

I swear since starting to keg a year ago I've had nothing but problems. Help!

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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Edit to say I through an ounce of hops directly in the keg. Am I screwed? How do I recover?

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:11 AM   #3
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When you pull the release pressure valve on the keg, does co2 shoot out?

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Is there beer in the beverage out line? Does air even come out when you pull the lever? If you pull the relief valve on the keg, does CO2 come out? Is there beer in the keg

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:13 AM   #5
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Edit to say I through an ounce of hops directly in the keg. Am I screwed? How do I recover?
If you're clogged, you have a few options, don't worry. Do you have a 2nd keg and extra quick disconnects and/or tubing? If not, you can shoot Co2 into the liquid out tube quickly and try to dislodge the hops.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:13 AM   #6
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Were the hops pellet or whole leaf? Pellet should be able to make it through (if not right now, then they'll eventually break down enough). Whole leaf might pose a problem...

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #7
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Pellet hops

I have a second keg and connects/ lining. I just kegged last nite so it needs time to carb anyway. Soo verdict is: wait for beer to carb and hops to break down?? Aka do nothing?! If so, that is sweet

There is co2 in the keg when I pull relief and a little bit of beer in the beer line.

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My experience says you're not going to be able you use that keg, but I've never waited for hops to break down, however long that might take.

I'd purge a bit, set regulator at 10 psi and blast some co2 thru the liquid out tube. Let it sit for a day and try to pour from tap. If its still clogged, purge all gas, swap the liquid and gas posts and then lay the keg on the ground gas in side down. Hook beer connect to gas in post and 5+ ft of line to another keg's liquid out tube. When settled, turn regulator to 5 psi and connect to full keg. Then hook up the liquid lines and purge new keg, beer will start going over. Purge continuously until all beer is transferred, could take 5-10 min.

So you want the little gas in tube facing the ground with a liquid out post on that side of the keg. The gas line will connect to the diptube side.That'll keep the hops from transferring or clogging. I dry hop this way now and use it as a filter.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:01 AM   #10
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Can i just siphon the beer to another keg??? The above is very confusing and not sure I could pull it off.

If I can't transfer, are there any other options of video/picture demonstrations of what you are talking about?

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