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Old 12-11-2008, 03:29 AM   #1
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Ok so This is my first kegged beer, and the psi on the regulator is reading 15 15, and that was for the force carbing over time. Now it is carbinated, how do I remove the pressure and get it back down toe 5-10 psi? I tried twisting the screw on the front but it wont budge. I broke my arm last year and dont have full grip pressure in my hand, so is it a strength thing? Can someone walk me through it and tell me the direction to relieve pressure?


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Old 12-11-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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Did you select 15 psi based on the carb charts? If so, why do you want to turn it down?


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Actually it was based on your charts Bobby. My father was in town and helped me set up the regulator and such and we saw your 15 PSI set and forget graphs and used those. Now it has been a while and is carbinated, and I want the huge amount of foam to stop.
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Doesn't your regulator have a screwdriver slot? You're turning it counter clockwise right?
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dont forget you have to purge the pressure in the tank after adjusting the pressure screw. so 2 turns left. purge and see where your at. you dont have to let it completely purge just enough to where you hear the co2 being applied again.
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Yeah im trying to go coutner clockwise. Its just super super hard to turn I think. The bolt that is on there, is that supposed to be right next to and touching the regulator?
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dont forget you have to purge the pressure in the tank after adjusting the pressure screw. so 2 turns left. purge and see where your at. you dont have to let it completely purge just enough to where you hear the co2 being applied again.
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just lower the preasure on the regulator and then pull a preasure reliefe so the gauge drops down.
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Did you make sure to loosen the lock nut?
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Turn the screw counter clock wise and loosen the bolt as you do so (helps when mine is sticking). After that you should be able to adjust it. Just make sure you bleed the keg and raise the PSI to what you need; otherwise you will need to adjust later after you pull a draft (if the pressure in the keg is higher then what the reg is set at, it will show pressure of keg; after pulling a nice draft beer you will have low PSI and have to up it).
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The problem though is if you turn it down to serve you have to turn it back up to 15psi to keep it carb'd or it'll go flat.

That's why Bobby's asking why you think you need to turn it down.

Considering your grip strength as a potential reason to not wanna mess with the psi every time you want a few beers...increase the length of your tap line. Balance the system so that serving psi and carbing psi are the same.

No foam, no messing with psi every couple days. Just beer...all the time.


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