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Old 08-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Ok I have kegged one beer so far and i am running into an issue where my dispensing pressure keeps building i am not using my tank to dispense i am using a cartridge hook up then just taking it off. its a real pain in the arse to have to release pressure then poor that and it is slowly taking my carbonation along with the dissipated pressure. Whatever should i do. I know im making a mistake somewhere.

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Why aren't you using your tank to dispense?
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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My regulator i got for free its new but geared more for higher pressures so till i get a better one it will work for forced carbonation. or is this the reason i am having a problem

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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Geared for higher pressures? What are you calling "higher pressures"? Will it not maintain 10-12 psi?
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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well i can more closely set it to 30 psi then trying to set at 3 to 5 its very in accurate at low pressure

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:19 PM   #6
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Yea, man. I'm sure this is your problem. Do it right and spend $50-60 on a regulator. It'll save you money in the not-so long run.
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Being Dealt (kegged): Carbed Crystal light lemonade for the boys, Delta Bravo IPA, Applewinder
Primary: Climbing stout
Primary #2: ESB
Big Blind: Pucker Bitter
Small Blind:
Tasty Remembrances: White 'N Nerdy, Dynamite Red (Hop bursted), APA, The Bonaduce (irish Red), runners stout, ridgeback brown,

from my big ass computer sitting on my floor

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:21 PM   #7
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If you have a screw in the side of your high pressure reg. you can just add this.
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Being Dealt (kegged): Carbed Crystal light lemonade for the boys, Delta Bravo IPA, Applewinder
Primary: Climbing stout
Primary #2: ESB
Big Blind: Pucker Bitter
Small Blind:
Tasty Remembrances: White 'N Nerdy, Dynamite Red (Hop bursted), APA, The Bonaduce (irish Red), runners stout, ridgeback brown,

from my big ass computer sitting on my floor

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #8
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what im worried about is if i get a new regulator set it for 5 at dispensing and the keg builds pressure like it is currently doing i dont want the beer to scoot up the gas line and into my regulator

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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Most regulators come with a backflow prevention in the barb to prevent this.
BTW, just leave it at carbing pressure, no need to drop it to 5 to serve. Set it at 9-14 and leave it (depending on style).
I would also put money on the issue of the backpressure building because of your regulator as well. Does it have a set screw? Is the keg in a fridge? Is there a leak in the line, the poppet or the body connect?

(Trying to diagnose your pressure issue here)
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Being Dealt (kegged): Carbed Crystal light lemonade for the boys, Delta Bravo IPA, Applewinder
Primary: Climbing stout
Primary #2: ESB
Big Blind: Pucker Bitter
Small Blind:
Tasty Remembrances: White 'N Nerdy, Dynamite Red (Hop bursted), APA, The Bonaduce (irish Red), runners stout, ridgeback brown,

from my big ass computer sitting on my floor

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:45 PM   #10
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all gaskets on my keg have been replaced and lubed. my process is refrigerate beer one day to 38 degrees (optimal temp for co2 absorption) connect gas at 30 psi. thats what i was told to use. roll the keg for a while till the thumping goes away. return upright release excess pressure in keg then reconnect at 3 to 5 psi then store away for a day and u should be good. at least this was my practice.

 
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