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Old 09-18-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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I believe that there is something wrong with the gas side post, causing a slow leak and I have already replaced the o-ring and I want to change the post out. The real question is "would it be wise to change the post out while there is beer in the keg."


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I believe that there is something wrong with the gas side post, causing a slow leak and I have already replaced the o-ring and I want to change the post out. The real question is "would it be wise to change the post out while there is beer in the keg."
Sure, why not? I mean, don't sneeze down into the diptube or anything but I don't know why it would be an issue.

Make sure you pull the pressure relief valve to depressurize the keg first, and then go ahead and take it off.


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OK, I just want to make sure cause I am entering it into a competition!
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StarSan in a spray bottle is your friend for situations like this and many others...
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make sure you take the post with you or verify it's the correct post for your manufacturer of the keg

there are a couple different gas posts for ball lock kegs with different diameters
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I just a little to late with the size posting I'm going to have to return the ones I got.
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Did you try replacing the poppets?
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Did you try replacing the poppets?
This, or at least cleaning them. Unless there is visible damage to the post, what would you gain from a replacement. Use a leak detector, the problem could be with a leaky quick connect. When you find your leak and if it's a bad post, then yeh it can be replaced mid-keg, just degas and replace.


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