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Old 10-22-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Drip, drip, drip.

Question or statement here. I made the mistake of hooking up my beer out line while force carbing at 35 psi. Almost all if my Apflewein dripped out in 24 hours. Do I have a leak? Or can the beer out line just not handle the pressure? I have not had any leakage at serving pressure 8-10 psi. Tough lesson learned either way.


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Old 10-22-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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you have a leak. I use my beer out line as a seal on the post/poppit (properly terminated, of course)

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Old 10-22-2011, 02:03 AM   #3
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Like. Good to know. I'll investigate tomorrow. Just sucks ass to lose 5 gallons of cider.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #4
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If you are using a picnic tap, I've heard they will leak at 30 PSI.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:17 AM   #5
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If you are using a picnic tap, I've heard they will leak at 30 PSI.
Mine do not hold up past 35psi...so I suspect you are correct....I dont't hold anything at 35 psi, just checking for leaks...the picnic tap leaked.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #6
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Where did the leak come from? The system SHOULD be able to hold pressure, but picnic taps are notoriously sucky. Faucets, (both perlick front-seating and regular rear-seating), seal better with pressure...(pressure forces it shut). Picnic taps seal worse with pressure, (they are made like a pressure relief valve on a keg....more pressure causes the seal to become LESS reliable....but the "leak pressure" varies from tap to tap depending on the strength of the spring).
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:07 PM   #7
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Yes it's a picnic tap. I checked again and there are no leaks. Looks like it was dripping down from behind the tap and then down the hose. Lesson learned that I will not hook the beer out side up when force carbing. No problems at serving pressure. Thanks go the guidance.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:47 PM   #8
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I've had picnic taps that weren't screwed on all the way and they leaked also. You might want to screw the top on a bit harder just to make sure it didn't leak there.


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