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Old 02-04-2013, 02:59 AM   #1
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Is it normal to have to wait minutes to pour another nitro beer? If I pour one right after the other the second one is dead.

What gives?

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:03 AM   #2
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Just for clarification purposes what is preventing you from pouring a second? Dead as in what no head?

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:20 AM   #3
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Yes. Pours lifeless. No cascade at all. No head either. Wait 5 min. And it's back to normal.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:25 AM   #4
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I wonder if the keg has too little co2 in it. Under carbed possibly?

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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Im not sure how big of a problem this is for keg/beer use but sometimes regs dont recharge fast enough and get drop off which can cause a loss in pressure during "constant" use. The problem goes away if you wait a bit because the pressure has time to build back up.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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I'm trying to determine if this is expected or if I need to troubleshoot. And from your response - could it be the regulator. It sux having to wait between pours.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrenaline-Junkie View Post
Im not sure how big of a problem this is for keg/beer use but sometimes regs dont recharge fast enough and get drop off which can cause a loss in pressure during "constant" use. The problem goes away if you wait a bit because the pressure has time to build back up.
I don't hear my regulator adjusting until I pour at least 12 oz into a pint glass. This is probably the reason, get bigger glasses maybe

Edit: I'm on co2 not beer gas.

 
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