Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Running out of gas

Perhaps one of the more frustrating items when homebrewing can be running out of gas in your co2 tank. Even more frustrating is when a brand new tank lasts but 5 or 6 days.  This happened to me in the last week. Co2 refills are not dirt cheap, they cost about $21 for a 5 pound tank. The hardest part is usually finding the leak. I've had my kegerator for years and the same gas distribution for the last 6 years. I am hoping in this instance the regulator was just not on quite tight enough. I checked all of the gas fittings and the keg that is on tap with star San which should bubble if there is a leak and I haven't found anything so far. I will need to do a thorough checkup this weekend to see if I can't nail down this leak.

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