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Old 11-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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I kegged two kegs of Imperial Stout three weeks ago.

One I carbed quickly by bouncing on a exercise ball at 30 psi.

The other keg just sat at serving pressure (12 PSI). That keg pours slow and flat.

I swapped taps and the problem is the keg.

I suspect the universal ball lock poppet on the liquid side... maybe the gas side?

What do I do, release the pressure and swap out the poppets?


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Old 11-08-2012, 04:06 AM   #2
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If you have more poppets go ahead and try swapping. You may be able to find the problem just by inspecting. I had one that the little legs were bent so it did not sit on top of the tube correctly.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:49 AM   #3
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Fixed!

I removed the universal poppet from the liquid out side and installed a standard one.

This is what I pulled out:
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Tap2 - Mosaic SMaSH Pils 34/70 (1.054)
Tap3 - American Pale Ale US-05 (1.060)
Tap4 - Belgian Pale Ale WLP550 (1.060)
Tap5 - Red IPA Simcoe+Citra S-04 (1.069)
Tap6 - Rum Barrel Chocolate Lager 34/70 (1.072)

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