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Old 04-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
dgriffith
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Dec 2010
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Hi guys,
I came home the other day to discover both my kegs in my small homemade kegerator were frozen solid and my co2 tank was empty. Could a leak in my co2 lines have caused this? Or any other guesses. I've thawed them out and refilled the tank, the fridge is holding steady at 42 or so. Now, to test all the connections and recarb. Sigh, no homebrew tonight. Thanks for anyone's help!
dg

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
deepcdan99
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A leak in your O2 tank wouldnot cause the keg to freeze, is that what you are asking?

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
dgriffith
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yep, that's what I was asking. thanks.

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
Lennie
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The good news is beer will recover from freezing, might even be more clear. Not sure why the tank would have bled out unless the freezing affected one of the connections. This is why I don't leave gas on a carbing keg, I give them a shot daily and take it off.

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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I made an eisbock last year by partly freezing a keg and pressure xfer to another.... Ending up with one awesome tasting and clear beer. Note: pressure will drop as co2 gets colder.... Could have easily leaked out past an unpressurized seal....

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
Lennie
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YOu'd still have pressure from the keg keeping the seal intact. I don't think it would affect the pressure from a CO2 tank.

 
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