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Old 05-04-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Got a problem, looking for some help. Couldn't find a thread through search . . .

I've kegged about 5 batches so far with no problems with my current rig. All were done at cellar temp. I just got a freezer and while waiting for my manifold, just put the CO2 tank in with the keg to get some cold beer pouring. The keg had been force carbonated at 30+ at cellar temp first, then went into the 38deg freezer. I set the regulator to 12psi and bled off excess pressure. A few hours later I was checking on it and the pressure gauge read 50+ psi, so I bled it off. But it keeps crawling back to 50+ (but hasn't gone beyond that).

I installed my manifold and moved the tank outside the freezer yesterday, and the same thing happened again. What's going on? Is the regulator faulty? Do temp swings cause an issue?


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Old 05-04-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like something is wrong with the regulator. Rarely, but occasionally, they don't get assembled properly and can creep like that.

At the most, you should only see a pound or two of creep until you learn how to make minute adjustments.

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