- Nov 10, 2013
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I just purchased a 2.5 gallon ball lock keg with the small CO2 injector. I am new to kegging by the way. I put some unfermented beer with priming sugar in the keg last night. I put the ball lock fitting on the gas in side, then hooked up the CO2 injector and gave it a little squirt to seat the lid. I let it sit for a few minutes, released some pressure from the relief valve and repeated. The problem I had was when I unscrewed the CO2 injector, all the CO2 came rushing back out of the ball lock connection. If I removed it fast enough it still had some pressure left in the keg as evidenced by the pressure relief valve. Is that supposed to happen? I was under the impression that you could seat the lid and purge the O2 from the keg, remove the CO2 injector (without losing pressure) then remove the ball lock connection. Nothing else seems to be leaking (checked with foaming starsan). Any help is appreciated.