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Old 01-27-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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Just put my first brew in a keg, and if I turn it upside down I leaks....... But I know I holds pressure cause it was tested....., is this normal until pressure builds and seals it

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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Where does it leak from?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:02 AM   #3
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Did you hit it with CO2? Corny kegs need pressure to seal properly.

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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After hitting it with co2 it seems to have sealed..... But I'm told this shouldn't be necessary.......

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #5
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I always seal mine with co2 if for no other reason you'll want to purge the oxygen from the headspace of the keg as to not oxidize your brew.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #6
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always seal with co2 if it still leaks from the valve then make sure it is set well and if not you need a new pressure release valve
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #7
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After hitting it with co2 it seems to have sealed..... But I'm told this shouldn't be necessary.......
what shouldnt be necessary? the co2 to create pressure?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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what shouldnt be necessary? the co2 to create pressure?
He's saying the keg should seal without pressure, but I think most corney's need a little 'help' from pressure to have a long term positive seal.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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They won't seal without pressure.
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Since most corny's are reconditioned, aka used, they do not always seal by themselves. That is why people either put upwards to 30lbs of pressure on them after filling, use the McMaster Carr extra thick O rings, and or keg lube on them. Half of my kegs seem to seal fine with no assistance, where the other 3 take differring amounts of manipulating and pressurizing to get them to seal. Once sealed though, they seem to hold it fine. Better safe than sorry, nothing is worse than coming home to flat beer and an empty CO2 tank.

 
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