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Old 02-02-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Beer is in the keg, regulator is cranked to 30....

If I turn the tank off should the keg stay at 30 lbs?

I am trying to figure out if the keg is leaking or if my regulator is..


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Old 02-02-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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It's a pin lock keg...

After reading a bit on here I looked over the keg and found a leak through the spout side so I plugged the spout in and I think that may have helped...

Does anyone know if that will help for the meantime...


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Old 02-02-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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Spray soapy water on the connections to look for bubbles.

Let the pressure out of the keg and unscrew the out fitting. Add lube to the o ring and poppet after taking them apart and cleaning them. May need a new poppet.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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Thanks, just to clarify!

I can do this with a keg full of beer?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Was the leak coming out of the center hole of the post or at the bottom of the post? Foamy (shake up) star san sprayed with a spray bottle on the connections won't hurt. Try it with the tap unhooked and hooked if you want. If the leak is in the center, then you should be fine until you empty the keg. If out of the bottom, then you have to let the pressure out of the keg and dismantle the post.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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Awesome, thank you much!! It is coming out of the center hole... So the simple fix is to keg lube, great!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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You do have to leave gas on the keg the whole time. Otherwise as the beer absorbs co2
and you have tank off, the pressure will drop to zero. (or to the ammount of co2 currently in beer)
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #8
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You do have to leave gas on the keg the whole time. Otherwise as the beer absorbs co2
and you have tank off, the pressure will drop to zero. (or to the ammount of co2 currently in beer)
Thanks, I needed that clarification too... I'm very new, it's my first brew.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #9
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Actually you can leave the gas off once it hits equlibrium. Once the beer absorbs the ..30? psi and the tank is pressurized to 30, you can disconnect the gas and the beer will stay at 30 (assuming you don't drink it or increase the pressure).
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:22 AM   #10
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So once the beer is carbonated can I disconnect the gas and it will stay that way? Of course turning the gas back on when serving.


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