Does anyone else have problems keeping a keg sealed when the temperature in your kegerator is set at the mid 40s?
I recently purchased a chest freezer with a digital temperature override. I thought I would reaching a better deal, but I seem to keep losing Co2. I’ve gone through about 5 canisters of Co2.
I have a small co2 tank that goes into a 4 port distributor. With the problems persisting, I set it to my most dependable tank on it only with all the other ports shut off. My set point is mid 40s. It’s still just a chest freezer with no taps or collar placed on it (yet). I drilled one hole so I could place the Co2 tank outside of the kegerator at this point so I can keep a better eye on the gauges.
I’ve gone over the system everywhere with soapy water and still can’t quite identify where the leaking is? I went the last several day with the Co2 running and the gauges stayed where they should. Without touching anything, the gauge dropped from 600 psi to the red portion suggesting I need a refill. I’ve never had this problem until I started putting kegs into the freezer/kegerator.
This is maddening at $20 a refill. I just never thought this would be a problem.