Today I went to the beer fridge and realized I was out of beer. No big deal, as I had a second keg ready to go from my last batch. I disconnected the old and hooked up the new and I am greeted by that familiar hissing sound. I turned off the CO2 and got a cup of soapy water to determine from where the leak was coming.
At this point it looks like it is coming from under the the plastic handles of the keg. I only have two kegs, so I'm in the process of cleaning the spent keg now and will transfer the beer to it shortly. Once I get this done, I'll more closely inspect the leaking keg.
In the meantime, can somebody provide some advice on the following questions?
- Do you think my beer would have been significantly oxidized by this leak?
- Assuming that the leak is under the plastic, should I even bother trying to fix it? If so, what would be the best option?
Thanks in advance!