[quote=“prelude06”]I am brand new to kegging. I kegged my beer last weekend and set the gauge to 20PSI for a week. The beer is carbonated great. When I turned down the pressure for serving (~7PSI), beer came out of the spigot without evening pressing the button to dispense (I used a picnic dispenser). Any idea what the problem would be?
I tried dispensing for the other keg I have. I kegged the beer 30 minutes prior and the same thing happened with an independent dispenser. I’m sure it is user error, but what am I doing wrong?[/quote]
I think Ken is right and the pressure in the keg was pushing beer out of the line. I recently hooked up my keg to 30psi to carbonate quickly with the beer line/picnic tap installed and come back 2 days later to an almost empty keg and beer all over my garage floor. From now on, beer lines only get installed when I’m serving.
Also, as Ken said, the keg will still have 20psi of pressure after you take the gas line off. If you’re going to serve, you will want to vent the excess pressure off through the relief valve (ball lock) or through the gas in post (pin lock).