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Old 08-02-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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I tapped my keg of pilsner last night. I went to draw off a pint tonight, and nothing came out. I opened up the kegerator only to see this:



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That's 5 gallons of hard work down the drain. I don't even know where to begin cleaning this up. FML. I need a drink... Oh wait.

It looks like I blew the o-ring on the out poppet. Anyone else ever do something this dumb?
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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I just jokingly replied to your other thread about this. Didn't realize it was an entire keg, but yes, I have done this. I lost a keg of oatmeal stout because I forgot to tighten the liquid line barb fitting. It sucks and I feel for ya. I'm pretty sure I played Taps that night.

 
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:00 AM   #3
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I've had it happen twice, both times were big beers that had taken months to brew and condition. That;s why I replace the o-rings on both posts every time I fill a keg.

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Old 08-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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It looks like I blew the o-ring on the out poppet.
Once the QD is in place, the poppet no longer needs to provide a seal. I'd check the post o-ring.

 
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #5
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Sorry for your loss i have had this happen to me a few time, i come out and 5 gallons all over floor not a nice feeling.

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:43 PM   #6
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I've had it happen twice, both times were big beers that had taken months to brew and condition. That;s why I replace the o-rings on both posts every time I fill a keg.
That's a great idea, I think I will start doing that. O-rings are cheap; beer is not.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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I did just lose a tank of CO2. First time fill in a recently purchased used corny and I forgot to replace to O-rings. Fortunately, it was just gas. I'll replace O-rings more often now.

 
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:49 PM   #8
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O-rings are cheap; beer is not.
Go to McMaster Carr, a bag of 100 is less than $10 I think. Somewhere on HBT is a list of McMaster part numbers for O rings. I use red ones for the gas side, black for beer so I don't put the wrong connector on a post.

 
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #9
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*taps playing softly in the background* Sorry for your loss. Luckily it hasnt happened to me yet but i just started to keg
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #10
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Go to McMaster Carr, a bag of 100 is less than $10 I think. Somewhere on HBT is a list of McMaster part numbers for O rings. I use red ones for the gas side, black for beer so I don't put the wrong connector on a post.
Yep

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/stic...47/#post425554

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Before I made my keezer I kept a couple of kegs in my beer fridge and swapped a picnic tap back and forth. I went into my garage on a Super Bowl Sunday to find the one without the tap on it leaked out over night.

It sucks to lose beer like that.
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