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by RichieD
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Cheap barrels
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Cheap barrels

I have three barrels, one king keg and two of the cheaper loop handle on top ones. The two cheaper ones I have had for a couple of years and they have both had pinhole holes in the top near the cap for no reason at all. At the moment I have a really nice tasting flat stout in one and I have just no...
by RichieD
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Strangely, now I'm right down close to the bottom of the keg, about an inch higher than the tap, it has held its pressure overnight now for 24 hours... Doesn't make sense to me, but I'll do the immersion leak testing when empty.
by RichieD
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Sure thing, TC. It's a Microbrewery kit pressure keg, not a king keg, though I wouldn't know the difference to be honest. Thanks for your help.
by RichieD
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Thanks HH, I did do that in fact, but it was still nigh impossible. I managed it by gripping the washer with 2 outsize paperclips and stretching and pulling it over the threads. I thought I would rip it completely, but only a little luckily. Barrel still leaking v bad and can't work out where. I use...
by RichieD
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Thanks TC.
by RichieD
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Hi Kev, Thanks for your quick reply. First time I've tried to post - think this will link the photo as admin has not allowed me to post directly, I don't think. https://ibb.co/wJn3X7h You can just about see the slight rip in the lower edge of the washer, but I'm sure that isn't the cause of the prob...
by RichieD
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Thanks Kev888. I later discovered it was the pressure valve washer on the outside of the cap had pin sized hole in it which I could feel the CO2 escaping from when I charged it. Home Brew Shop sent me a replacement. Is there a method for fitting? Very difficult but I managed it but unfortunately put...
by RichieD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Hi again, In desperation I just unscrewed the cap off the keg - the washer inside has not seated itself properly in the top of the cap and this has obviously made a bad seal. I remember when I first screwed it on that I couldn't get the washer to stay in place (particularly having vaselined it first...
by RichieD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Bubbles rising from pressure keg tap

Hi, I'm newbie brewing Microbrewery Kit (American IPA). My brew is now drinking (although a bit cloudy and bitter) and dispensing from the kit's plastic pressure keg. The initial natural pressure from the priming sugar has gone and now the beer just 'gurgles' out with air bubbles apparently going in...