I have a kegerator setup. I bought a used kegerator and swapped out the domestic couples with a setup for cornys. It seemed to work great on my last batch (first time kegging).
For some reason, I CANNOT get this batch to carbonate!
I've mainly tried the impatient method (I don't have any home brew to drink right now
This consisted of me hooking the keg up to the gas line, cranking the pressure up to 30 psi, and rolling the keg on the floor for 10 minutes. You can hear bubbles entering the keg. I then turn off the gas line valve, lower the PSI (the keg pressure should still be high), and let it sit.
After a while I blow off the excess pressure so I don't get beer up my gas line, and turn on the gas line valve.
The beer comes out super foamy and when it finally settles, it's hardly carbonated to almost flat.
I did notice that when I cleaned this keg, that my gas post wasn't working properly. The poppet wasn't making a seal with the post. I figured if I kept the gas line hooked up, it'd keep it's pressure no problem. It doesn't seem to have any leaks when the gas line hooked up to the post as it.
Anyone have any advice? I've been sitting on this keg for almost a week now and haven't really been able to enjoy it.
I just received spare parts for my keg (new poppets, posts, and orings) so I might rebuild the gas post. Also my regulator kinda sucks. Not sure if that has anything to do with it. It's a single gauge meant for dispensing pre-carbonated kegs rather than force carbing. Maybe I need to replace that (I plan to anyway since I have a 2 tap tower ready to replace the single I have now).
Please help. I'm thirsty and impatient! (And no I cannot Relax Sit Down, and Have a Home Brew because I don't have any Home Brew!)