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Offline Nickclinch

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Mini-cask not flowing
« on: December 23, 2020, 10:38:26 PM »
Hi all,

I appreciate this isn’t directly relating to home brewing, apologies, but not sure where else to seek advice on mini kegs/casks.

I bought a mini cask of beer (https://lacons.co.uk/product/st-nicks-mini-cask/).  I let it settle for a few days, turned the top vent and then pulled out the tap. When I then turn the tap, I get a quick spurt of beer (about half an inch in a pint glass), but it then stops to a small drip. If I come back ten minutes later, it does the same.

Never had this problem before - any ideas what J might be doing wrong?

Thank you,

Nick

Offline santoch

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Re: Mini-cask not flowing
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2020, 03:50:40 AM »
Sounds like it might have hops plugging it up.
Have you disassembled it?
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Re: Mini-cask not flowing
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2020, 11:24:36 AM »
It’s quite possible the vent on top didn’t open properly.  Or, like santoch said, it may be plugged.  Is there a way you can introduce CO2 into the lower tap to blow back any residue?  Otherwise, I would contact the brewer.
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Re: Mini-cask not flowing
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2020, 02:30:16 PM »
To me it sounds like the vent is not open.  If you are not planning to use it a second time, you could drill a little hole in the plastic part of the vent.
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