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Draft Brewer gas line assembly
« on: December 05, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »
I have a Draft Brewer system from Northern Brewer. The instructions are far from clear on the assembly of the lines and I have conflicting answers from the store. I have been struggling with kegging from the start so before I assemble my second line for "The Governor" regulator I want to ask around to make sure I do it right.

Here is what I'm working with: http://www.northernbrewer.com/draft-brewer-flex-keg-system

The gas side comes with the lines crimped to the threaded connectors. There is a ball lock connector and two conical white plastic washers. The gray ball lock has a gray plastic tapered piece at the end of the threads. My question is: What do I do with the two white plastic conical washers?

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Re: Draft Brewer gas line assembly
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 05:55:11 PM »
The nylon washers go where you have a metal to metal flare connection. Most likely the regulator valve. They are not needed for connecting to most flare keg connectors as they have a plastic part built in.

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Re: Draft Brewer gas line assembly
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 06:16:27 PM »
The nylon washers go where you have a metal to metal flare connection. Most likely the regulator valve. They are not needed for connecting to most flare keg connectors as they have a plastic part built in.

Thank you.

I'll double check with a spray bottle.

Could a leak on the gas side be causing funkiness in serving?

My most recent brew started out tasting fine but after a couple days the taste went bitter.

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Re: Draft Brewer gas line assembly
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 06:28:52 PM »
Not that I know of. Flat beer for sure tastes different from carbonated beer.

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Re: Draft Brewer gas line assembly
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2015, 06:35:13 PM »
With that in mind I would presume over carbonated beer tastes different than properly carbonated beer?

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Re: Draft Brewer gas line assembly
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2015, 06:36:46 PM »
To me over carbed beer tastes sharp and acidic. Think about spring water or dressing with too much vinegar.

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Re: Draft Brewer gas line assembly
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 08:57:27 PM »
That's what I'm experiencing. I'll look up how to rectify the over carbonation.