Maybe in the wrong section but figured I’d ask… this has been my first time kegging, first keg. I set it and forget it two weeks ago at 12 psi, prior to doing so soap tested the entire system for leaks (found none) and everything has been fine, it held and carbonated the beer. At one point I checked the gauges and it had raised to 15, I disconnected the gas line, relieved some pressure from the keg, reset to 12 and no issues. Friday I hooked up the beverage line for the first time and had my first few pints. Perfect, no issues. Saturday afternoon I realize there’s not nearly enough head, it’s coming out slower and upon checking my gauges, realize pressure reads 9 psi and dropping. I disconnected the gas from the keg and attempted to go over the system to leak test it but at this point the tank is empty.
there was no leakage of beer, so I’m assuming gas couldn’t have been leaking through the liquid out disconnect or beer line. Odds are I just missed something in my leak test? Why would it not have all leaked out prior to attaching the beverage line? It’s a brand new keg and I checked it as well when I set up the system and found no leaks. That being said, I’m assuming that the keg, even though I disconnected from the gas, has most likely equalized at a lower psi and is now flat.
I’m not in danger of the beer being damaged? Sounds silly, and forgive my paranoia, but I have no way to get more co2 and begin the process of trying to find the leak for 2 days and in that time it would suck if I lose the beer as well.
Also anyone know a place I can find to refill or exchange a 5lb co2 tank on a Sunday? Doesn’t seem to exist.