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Old 03-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if you guys leave both QD'S hooked up on your kegs all the time or if you un hooked them every night? What are some of your practices? I'm almost into kegging.

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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Hooked up at serving pressure.

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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I the immortal words of Ron Popeil....set it and forget it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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I see guys post about the liquid line leaking and losing lots of precious beer. Does anyone disconnect just the out line?

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #5
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I once had a leaking poppet empty a keg.
Disconnecting is no guarantee. If there's a leak, something’s going to leak. Fix it.

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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Disconnecting your lines to prevent a leak is avoiding the problem, not fixing it. Leaks are frustrating, but they can be fixed. Do a dry run with water first if you're concerned, and leakcheck the crap out of it.

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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The people who lose beer hooked up to the beer line are using picnic taps for long term, which are easy to bump open and all your beer is in the bottom of your freezer. Using a tap handle, it is a lot more difficult to do that unless you have a clumsy cat.

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #8
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No leaks, but I do sometimes disconnect the beer out line. This is more so our boys, 13 and 17, don't accidentally pour themselves a drink..... or to make sure there are no loses should the cat decide to play with the tap handles....

 
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