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Old 09-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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I will be kegging in a few weeks with pin lock kegs, I have been reading all the stickies and posts on kegging. I have one question, how in the world do you purge O2 from the keg after filling it with beer without having the relief valve? Thoughts?

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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You can press down on the poppet in the gas post with your fingernail or a screwdriver.

 
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:01 PM   #3
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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You can press down on the poppet in the gas post with your fingernail or a screwdriver.
So hit it with CO2, then disconnect the gas line and press the valve a couple times?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:04 PM   #5
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So hit it with CO2, then disconnect the gas line and press the valve a couple times?
Attach the gas QD, fill the head space with CO2, remove the gas QD, press and hold the gas poppet down until you don't hear gas escaping, then release it. Repeat the whole procedure a couple of times to flush all the oxygen out of the head space, then pressurize the keg one last time to help seal the lid tight...

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Old 09-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #6
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Attach the gas QD, fill the head space with CO2, remove the gas QD, press and hold the gas poppet down until you don't hear gas escaping, then release it. Repeat the whole procedure a couple of times to flush all the oxygen out of the head space, then pressurize the keg one last time to help seal the lid tight...

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Yes... but I don't completely release all of the pressure. I press down the poppet until there is only a little bit of pressure remaining, because I am afraid that if I completely equalize the keg's pressure with the atmosphere's pressure then I will get a little bit of oxygen sucked backed in.

I connect the CO2 QD, pressurize keg to 30 psi, disconnect the CO2 QD, and release the pressure (not all of it) 3 times before force carbonating.

 
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info!

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