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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    I have a Belgian tripel that is flat. Kegged 4 weeks ago, originally force carb'd with a few other beers, then just put on serving pressure for a few weeks to let age. I tapped tonight to see how it was doing and it is pretty flat. No head at all. I closed all other kegs off and cranked up the gas to 20 psi. I sprayed the top with star San to look for leaks and see none. What am I missing or what is going on.
  • scoobscoob
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    Post o ring leak?

    Leak at o ring on dip tube?

    I had a leak at the ball valve off my distribution block, would intermittently leak and kill a tank of co2.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    I'll check and can easily replace the seals. It is a 15# tank, but I would think it would be dead by now. Basically it has to be mechanical right, not with the beer right?
  • scoobscoob
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    Benvarine said:

    I'll check and can easily replace the seals. It is a 15# tank, but I would think it would be dead by now. Basically it has to be mechanical right, not with the beer right?



    I would guess an issue not right at the keg, but triple check the seals on that keg too
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  • ThymThym
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    is the keg wayyyyy topped off? like 0 head space? if it is that can slow gas permeation to a crawl.

    make sure the pressure in the keg is what you expect. with it hooked up to the tank, pop the blow off a couple times and make sure it fills right back up and has the same noise each time.

    if it's a leak, i would expect the tank to be near empty if not completely empty. pick it up.

    what about other kegs on the same regulator? any foaming or flatness issues there?
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    No other keg problems from the other two hooked up. I'll unhook and let sit and see it it holds pressure after a few hours by pulling the relief. I'll also try the method you said first. I don't recall it's real full, but I'll see. Tank still felt heavy last night, but I'll lift it completely. I can also weigh it and see what's left.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    any updates on this? did you figure out the issue?
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Never did. I hooked it up, it is Carbed. I wonder if one disconnect was off a bit. Maybe the co2 so it wasn't filling at all??? I had a defective beer disconnect but that was obvious, beer shot out.
  • C_BC_B
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    Benvarine said:

    Never did. I hooked it up, it is Carbed. I wonder if one disconnect was off a bit. Maybe the co2 so it wasn't filling at all??? I had a defective beer disconnect but that was obvious, beer shot out.



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  • ThymThym
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    A DC that wasn't seated, a valve that was off or a check valve that was/is frozen could all give you that result. I'd probably look at the check valves since its the least obvious thing.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Where is the check valve?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i don't have check valves.
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  • ThymThym
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    Most distribution blocks have valves to turn on/off the flow of co2 to each of the lines coming off.


    99% of those valves include an integrated check valve in the body.
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  • ThymThym
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    Any updates?
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    No. Just back from vacation. On the list however. All beer is still Carbed, so that's good news.