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Old 05-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default ordered low-profile kegs with no pressure relief valve

I apparently made a mistake when I ordered four kegs online. They're low profile, about 3 inches shorter than my other four kegs. I'm not real worried about that too much as I just didn't read the specs very carefully. They also have no pressure relief valves but I didn't know what that meant when I ordered them. How do people deal with no pressure relief valves? Do you just crack the post open enough to bleed/vent pressure?


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You can buy an extra gas quick disconnect and use it to bleed the pressure. It works pretty quick!


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^ That works fine. Just be sure to never fill the keg above the gas dip tube, else you best have a towel handy

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^ That works fine. Just be sure to never fill the keg above the gas dip tube, else you best have a towel handy

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Hmmm. Sounds like the voice of experience to me.

Another tip- if you want to just use a screwdriver down on the gas "in" post to relieve the pressure, that's fine. But double check that you are on the "in" post and not the "out" post.

Trust me on that one.
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^ That works fine. Just be sure to never fill the keg above the gas dip tube, else you best have a towel handy

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hahaha, yeah that would be quite the learning experience!
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Ok. I guess it's not as big of a deal as I thought.

I was kegging a stout the other day and filled it past the bottom of the gas tube. Lesson learned, never again! I'm pretty sure I still have stout in my regulator.


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