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Title: Something about crying and spilled beer....
Post by: cheba420 on August 24, 2011, 04:42:22 AM
I woke up yesterday morning to my wife telling me that I had some beer to clean up in the garage. Kinda shot me out of bed like a cannon. I run out to the garage and there's beer all over the floor and dripping out of my fridge. The damn cobra tap didnt seal after I pulled a pint the night before!!! I lost about 3.5 - 4 gallons of beer overnight to the floor and eventually, a mop. It turned out to be a really good beer. Glad I still have a gallon or so to drink!  I'm making the jump to faucets mounted in the door and getting rid of the cobra taps this weekend! What a way to learn!
Title: Re: Something about crying and spilled beer....
Post by: punatic on August 24, 2011, 06:28:12 AM
What, you never heard of straws?   ;)
Title: Re: Something about crying and spilled beer....
Post by: euge on August 24, 2011, 06:30:34 AM
I have done this before. :-\ All you can do is clean it up...
Title: Re: Something about crying and spilled beer....
Post by: woadwarrior on August 24, 2011, 11:07:51 AM
Up to 4 gal of good beer on the floor? Alcohol abuse!
Title: Re: Something about crying and spilled beer....
Post by: jeffy on August 24, 2011, 12:02:04 PM
Dang.  This is one reason I never leave the CO2 on.  The loss is limited to the pressure in the keg.
It's such a shame to mop up good beer.
Title: Re: Something about crying and spilled beer....
Post by: tomsawyer on August 24, 2011, 12:09:45 PM
Funny, I've never spilled any crappy beer.  I have left the cobra tap too close to the door on the fridge and when closed it turned the tap on.  Mess is more contained now that the fridge is a freezer.  And I'm constantly putting a cobra on a new keg with the tap in the open position, which is how they are stored for drying after cleaning.

Sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Something about crying and spilled beer....
Post by: oscarvan on August 27, 2011, 11:35:36 PM
Dang.  This is one reason I never leave the CO2 on.  The loss is limited to the pressure in the keg.
It's such a shame to mop up good beer.

Uh, IMHO it will not stop flowing until the beer goes flat. May slow it down, but won't stop it.