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AAARGH!
« on: April 11, 2011, 06:06:31 PM »
Everything was perfect.....and then something happened. Not sure what, too many things changed at the same time. Put a keg on the system, which was carbonated at 55º/18PSI (separate bottle/regulator)..... Also tweaked the serving pressure up a hair......

Anyway, the whole system went nuts..... foam city. All four kegs. Got them all disconnected and trying to calm them down. Lots of test pouring.....HIC!.....

I don't trust these regulators......

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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 06:16:45 PM »
Are the regulators warm or cold?
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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 06:41:46 PM »
Warm.... outside the fridge, where they've always been. Just put a pressure gauge on the foaming German ale..... 10psi.... this is maddening. That keg has been PERFECT for the last two weeks.... ??? ??? ???
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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 06:56:58 PM »
Did you put a new (warmer) keg in? That might have caused a temp rise in the fridge and the foaming.

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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 07:02:07 PM »
What is your kegging process from start to finish...after you rack the beer into the keg. It might help to know your SOP. I presume all of your kegs are reacting the same. right?
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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 10:46:39 PM »
Did your regulator look like this?

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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 08:00:13 AM »
Things are stabilizing. Indeed I put a warm keg in. (55º) Said keg had been carbonating for a week at 18psi, which at 55º should have brought it in line with the kegs in the keggertor which are at 10psi/44º I suspect the regulator that did the 18 psi.....
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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 09:43:53 AM »
Did your regulator look like this?



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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 03:24:23 PM »
damn! I thought this was a pirate thread... sigh
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Re: AAARGH!
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 05:35:15 PM »
damn! I thought this was a pirate thread... sigh

As in "Talk like a Pirate Day?"
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