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Beer in co2 line

For the first time, I’ve got beer in on of my co2 lines. Filled it yesterday.

Is it because it is to full?

Cheers

[quote=“StormyBrew”]For the first time, I’ve got beer in on of my co2 lines. Filled it yesterday.

Is it because it is to full?

Cheers[/quote]
I believe this can happen when your keg is filled above the gas dip tube and the pressure in the keg exceeds pressure in the gas line.

Ok, that makes sense.

Cheers

This is is one of the risks of…
(A) Overfilling, and…
(B) Speed carbing or hitting your keg with high pressure to seal the lid, and…
(C) Forgetting to bleed the pressure prior to connecting the gas in your keezer/kegerator.

Install a check valve to prevent this from happening:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/ball ... valve.html

[quote=“rebuiltcellars”]Install a check valve to prevent this from happening:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/ball ... valve.html[/quote]

Unfortunately this won’t prevent beer getting into the gas line that’s between the check valve and the keg, but it will minimize the impact to your entire system.

[quote=“kcbeersnob”][quote=“rebuiltcellars”]Install a check valve to prevent this from happening:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/ball ... valve.html[/quote]

Unfortunately this won’t prevent beer getting into the gas line that’s between the check valve and the keg, but it will minimize the impact to your entire system.[/quote]
Actually, it will. Or I should say it will keep almost all the beer out; a bit might get into the line right by the keg connector. But as the gas in the line has no where to go, the beer can’t enter either.

[quote=“rebuiltcellars”]
Actually, it will. Or I should say it will keep almost all the beer out; a bit might get into the line right by the keg connector. But as the gas in the line has no where to go, the beer can’t enter either.[/quote]
Sure, it won’t fill the line with beer, but “a bit” is all it takes for undesirables to grow over time. I definitely recommend check valves too, but they are only a second line of defense. The only thing that will prevent beer getting into the line every time is using sound practices. Most importantly: don’t overfill the keg.

Simplest answer is usually the best. :wink:

Cheers and thanks to all.

b.

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