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    Beer coming out gas line when qd disconnected

    It turns out one of my manifold check valves was bad. LHBS replaced it. No other issues since.
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    Keg is carbonated but the beer isn’t

    It’s my third keg. I have used this keg before. The other keg in the kegerator is working fine, but too rough to drink now. Temp is 3-5 Carbonation is 14 psi. Thanks for the help to both of you.
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    Keg is carbonated but the beer isn’t

    Okay so now I have a different problem. My beer is carbonated but tastes flat. Is that what oxidation does?
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    Keg is carbonated but the beer isn’t

    I have no idea what is wrong. I have a keg of beer that has been carbonating for over two weeks now. The beer flows well out of the tap. I measured the pressure with a spund and it registered 14 psi which is what I upped my co2 to a couple of days ago in case it was a gauge problem. I have...
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    Cold crashing outside.

    I now have my kegerator which is a small fridge to stay between 3 and 5*C. My strategy is to have one beer on tap, one carbonating and one fermenting. When I empty my tapped keg I brew again. I ferment at 18-19*C. My fermentor won’t fit in the fridge. So I transfer to a keg and start carbonating...
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    To Get a Hop Spider or Not?

    sorry if I hijacked the thread. I now try to buy from local suppliers for malt and hops, and the LHBS for other items.
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    To Get a Hop Spider or Not?

    I found OBK to be fairly rude in my dealings with them. I bought four used kegs from them and two had lids that wouldn’t seal because the kegs had been abused as if they had been pried open. Their response for selling me two useless kegs was that it was my fault for buying their cheapest...
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    Cold crashing outside.

    I thought I had replied to jag75, but it seems I only replied to the email alert that was sent. I do have a kegerator, but it is at 8C which is my basement temperature. If I turn it on even at low the fridge. Goes too cold. I have run out of conditioned beer for a few days so will try turning...
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    Cold crashing outside.

    Hi l made a red ale on February 12. I transferred it to a keg feb 26. I am cold crashing it today because it is warm (-2C now, up to +1C this afternoon). It will be -4C at 11pm, and to -9C overnight. About how long should I leave it outside for. My basement is +8C. When I bring it in I think I...
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    Mixing crystal malts

    I have about a kilo each of crystal 20 and crystal 160. Could I do a mix of both to get say crystal 40 or 60? Thanks
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    Beer coming out gas line when qd disconnected

    It went well. The beer is carbonating and has not yet gone bad due to oxygen exposure. I only have a single tap so will keep drinking from this keg to not the oxygen age. I will be getting check valves next visit to the LHBS. Which is farther for me than a the hops farm or malterie in the area.
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    Beer coming out gas line when qd disconnected

    This is a great help. I will do this this evening. Thanks
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    Beer coming out gas line when qd disconnected

    I thought that might be it. The batch I made yesterday I used my shortest gas tube. There are individual taps for each line, but no check valves. I have a big note on the inside of the fridge to turn off taps before changing kegs. Is it too late to cut the gas tube now?
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    Beer coming out gas line when qd disconnected

    I am having a lot of trouble with my second keg. My first went fine. I bought four used kegs and they are all different. They are pin lock. One doesn’t hold water upside down because the top has a wobble bigger than the lid and new o-ring can seal. The other three seem to hold gas. The one I am...
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    Second hot break

    There’s not a lot of ‘of course’ with me in brewing. For instance I didn’t know there was protein in the mash. I thought it was starch turning to sugar which we were trying to make alcohol from. Thanks for that information. Is the trub (editted) in the fermentor protein also?
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