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Old 01-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:34 PM   #12
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I just got one of these so I can bring some kegged beer to a tailgate. The instructions very clearly warn to attach the pin/ball lock to the keg FIRST, then screw on this gizmo or Bad Things will happen. If I did that, wouldn't I vent out all the CO2 currently in the keg's head space? can I safely ignore their warnings and just do what common sense tells me to?


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Old 06-26-2012, 03:05 AM   #13
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It won't vent out because the co2 pushes down the poppet in the post to inject it into the beer.
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It won't vent out because the co2 pushes down the poppet in the post to inject it into the beer.
Interesting. I thought there was a pin that pushed down on the poppet (and didn't even bother to look). Anyway, it worked out great! We went through about 4 gal of carbonated beer and only needed one cartridge. I now have a great set-up for portable keg dispensing.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:07 PM   #15
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I had no idea that some companies used oil in the CO2 cartridges. I ran out of the 16g I used at the lake so somebody brought me some 12g that we made work. Now I need to go check on them to see what the deal is and if I want to use them in the future.

Thanks for the heads up.


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