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sluggerdog

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Hi All,

I recently got a keg sent over from BD and when it arrived it was pressure tested.
i.e. I could burb the keg as there was gas inside.

Anyway I filled this keg up with beer yeasterday and I go down and look at the keg and the lid it is pressure tight.

What would cause this and how can I fix it?

Little worried as at the same time my gas bottle ran out of gas so I cannot gas it until I get that back and full..

Thanx
 

Ross

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sluggerdog,

Did you change the O rings etc before using your new kegs - mine were delivered still holding pressure, but found on the "out" connectors on some of the kegs the O rings just crumbled away - if I hadn't noticed i would have lost my keg of beer....
 

sluggerdog

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nope, didn't change anything however I did buy the reconditioned kegs from BD rather then the unconditioned ones, I thought this way it would be fine.
 

HumDum

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sluggerdog said:
nope, didn't change anything however I did buy the reconditioned kegs from BD rather then the unconditioned ones, I thought this way it would be fine.
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I ordered new o-rings for my soda-kegs and rotate them out every 5th batch. It may not be necessary, but I figure by leaving them uncompressed for a bit it might extend their useful life. They're not that expensive and can save you some heartache over a spilt or perpetually flat batch.
 
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Pepsi puts new gaskets in their kegs once per year. The gaskets are color coded by year: Red, Yellow, Blue, Black.
 

dicko

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Wether you get your kegs from USA or AUS it is simple if you test the pressure with water with detergent in a spray bottle.
No leaks - No problems
Leaks - Then deal with it!!!!! :lol:
Cheers
 

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