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Old 05-14-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Got 2 kegs with no bleed tab of any kind??

I got 2 pin lock kegs from kegconnection.com both of which came without any bleed tab to release pressure when/if they become overcarbonated.

Is this strange or normal? I'm new to kegging and always see vidoes of people pulling a tab to release pressure so I thought they all came with one.


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Old 05-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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I think you can depress the gas in poppet but Im not sure


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Old 05-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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I don't have pinlock kegs, but I believe pinlocks don't have the pressure relief valve like balllock kegs do. To release the gas, you can depress the "gas in" valve on the post.
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that is normal for pin lock kegs. Just charge with co2 then remove the co2 qd and depress the poppet with a key or something to bleed out the o2
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Some pin locks have the release valve. They actually make a cheap plastic tool to press in the poppet or just use a chopstick or some other pointy item.


btw - don't forget to bleed the gas side, cuts down on the beer shower potential.
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Don't over carbonate it.


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oh yeah also when filling, be extra sure the beer doesnt reach the gas dip tube. This too will result in a mini beer shower.


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