Clogged Keg??? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Clogged Keg???

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
progers84
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Posts: 2


I recently did my first kegging of a home brew and it had a lot of sediment due to a double fermentation the recipe called for. It sat for a few days and I didn't rinse it out until I put my next batch in a few days ago and when I went to pour a beer yesterday there was no movement in the lines. The CO2 is on, full, and connected properly. The beer line is clear and connected properly. But still there is no beer pouring. I'm wondering if the small tube in the tank is clogged. Does this happen much if the beer prior had a lot of sediment? Let me know if anyone has had any experience with this...



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Los Angeles
Posts: 8,165
Liked 481 Times on 389 Posts


I have had a dip tube get clogged before, but I was using one of those little swizzle stick things inserted into it to slow the flow rate. It would take an awful lot of gunk to clog up a dip tube as-is. Did you have dry hops in there?

Also as a sanity check, is your CO2 check valve open?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
, Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,885
Liked 526 Times on 399 Posts


If you only rinsed the thing out after sitting for a couple of days, it is possible that the long dip tube (out) or poppet is clogged with old beer gunk. Make sure all your connections are sound. Then you may have to dissasemble with the beer in it. Not hard, but make sure you depressurize the keg first! And make sure to keep alot of star-san on hand.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
progers84
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Posts: 2

Good advice... I was afraid I'd lose the beer (or have to drink 5 gallons in one night). So this can be dis mantled and blown out and as long as everything is sanitized it shouldn't go bad?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #5
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
, Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,885
Liked 526 Times on 399 Posts


If that's the problem....sure.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clogged dip tube? thesanch Bottling/Kegging 15 10-01-2010 08:51 PM
Liquid out line clogged? MickeyD Bottling/Kegging 10 09-25-2010 06:58 AM
Clogged corny timmystank Bottling/Kegging 2 08-28-2009 01:45 PM
Clogged with Hops Forbein11 Bottling/Kegging 1 05-21-2009 03:34 PM
my keg is clogged.....what now? ApolloSpeed Bottling/Kegging 1 02-23-2009 02:21 AM


Forum Jump