Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > what happens when co2 runs out?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
grrtt78
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 356
Default what happens when co2 runs out?

when i run out of co2 will i just not be able to push beer or will it go flat or will o2 start to enter the keg? i imagine it will jsut stop being able to push the beer which i can live with (for a short while) but just in case i thought i would ask


grrtt78 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
Bernie Brewer
Grouchy Old Fart
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bernie Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eldorado, WI
Posts: 7,537
Liked 140 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Assuming there are no leaks in the kegs, it just won't dispense the beer. If there are leaks, the beer could go flat over time. I wouldn't worry about o2 getting in though.


__________________
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

"Why don't we get drunk and screw?" Jimmy Buffett
Bernie Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 04:11 AM   #3
hobbsj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 65
Default

dude, you beer goes bad in a day or two. you better drink it all within 24 hours. this can be a problem if you just started a new keg or two. in these emergency situation i usually offer my beer disposal services for a small fee. if you're a good guy, i could do it pro bono. its a tough job. but i gotta make a living.
hobbsj is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 04:22 AM   #4
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,832
Liked 1346 Times on 881 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

yeah hobbsj but there's no way to dispense it. haha
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 03:55 PM   #5
Chris_Dog
Orange whip?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chris_Dog's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,518
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M
yeah hobbsj but there's no way to dispense it. haha
Where there is a will there is a way!


Pop the top on the keg and pour it


Chris_Dog is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got the runs from my homebrew... Jmac General Beer Discussion 115 11-22-2014 05:55 PM
What if your CO2 tank runs out? Slipgate Bottling/Kegging 5 10-28-2008 10:49 PM
Test runs davevg Cider Forum 8 09-22-2008 12:58 PM
I got the runs ChrisKoivu General Beer Discussion 8 01-27-2005 02:36 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS