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hang5lngbd:
That's probably the problem - hops in the keg. It still comes out, should I do anything about it or just leave it for this batch?

jeffy:

--- Quote from: hang5lngbd on July 20, 2013, 08:58:01 AM ---That's probably the problem - hops in the keg. It still comes out, should I do anything about it or just leave it for this batch?

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Relieve the pressure and remove the beer out dip tube for cleaning and sanitizing.  Make sure you take pressure off the bail before you unscrew the poppet.

hopfenundmalz:

--- Quote from: hang5lngbd on July 20, 2013, 08:58:01 AM ---That's probably the problem - hops in the keg. It still comes out, should I do anything about it or just leave it for this batch?

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If the flow stops completely, you can disconnect the tap, and the pressure. Vent the keg with the Pressure Relief Valve. Use a wrench and pull off the out post. Pull the dip tube and clear it. Inspect the poppet, and you may have to remove from the post to clear out the hops. Sanitize, and reassemble. Put the pressure on, and purge the keg a few times with the PRV. Drop the pressure to 10 PSI, attach the tap line and see if it flows. You might want to clean your tap too.

theDarkSide:

--- Quote from: hang5lngbd on July 19, 2013, 10:21:57 PM ---The pressure reads 20.

(20 of how much per what I don't know)
I don't have a way to set the pressure, only a way to read it as far as I can tell.

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Is 20psi your serving pressure?  That's pretty high.  At 45F and 20psi, you'll end up with 2.94 volumes of CO2.  Unless your lines are really long, it's going to come out foamy.  You regulator should have a knob or screw on the front to adjust the pressure.

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