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Old 01-31-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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cool, starsan works fine though if you have it. oh and no you don't need to restart the carbonation process. You don't need to siphon actually you can do a transfer. You will need 2 ball lock out fittings on the same hose. Attach one to the out tube on the full keg and the other to the out tube on the empty one. Then open the release valve on the top of the empty keg so it stays open and the beer will start transfering. Just detach the ball lock when you are done because it will start shooting in co2 and will make it foam.

It's best to do this at a fairly low psi (under 5). Also might be helpful to purge the gas from the full keg so it doesn't go too quickly and to purge the empty one to prevent oxidation.


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Old 02-01-2013, 01:52 AM   #12
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Well there were no obvious leaks around the seat of the lid. I turned off the pressure and the fizzing sound stopped. My co2 tank lost most of its juice over night.

I depressureized the keg, got the tank refilled and started over. I carb'd 24 hours ago so I think if I kill the pressure in the morning it will be okay. I reckon the breach was from the blow off valve.


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Hmm yeah that is kind of weird. I could have been from the release valve. It's also possible that it's a leaky line/connection point or one of your ball lock fittings (ball lock right?). I would try messing with those before you blow all of another tank...
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Hmm yeah that is kind of weird. I could have been from the release valve. It's also possible that it's a leaky line/connection point or one of your ball lock fittings (ball lock right?). I would try messing with those before you blow all of another tank...
Yeah it was pretty weird. I left it connected all night and the gas didn't budge. I disconnected it this morning hoping it will be carbonated okay by tomorrow. I just want some draft homebrew already!
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Yeah it was pretty weird. I left it connected all night and the gas didn't budge.

Not sure what you mean by that?
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Yeah it was pretty weird. I left it connected all night and the gas didn't budge.

Not sure what you mean by that?
There were no signs of any leak.

The beer is definitely carbonated. I hooked up the liquid line and bam, beer everywhere. The hose was not completely tightened

I tightened it up and got it up and running and poured my first draft beer after I used the shop vac to clean up the mess. That was the hardest earned beer ever!


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