I just recently started kegging beer and one of the purchases that I made was a 5 gallon ball lock keg that came with a 20 oz. CO2 tank. All information that I received indicated that you could do somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 to 7 batches with the smaller co2 tank before refilling.
I must have a leak because it didn’t last through one. I kegged my beer just about a week ago and the carbonation last night was just right. I put the keg on the back porch tonight to let it cool off and when I went to pour a glass, the pressure gage read zero. I just ordered myself a 7 lb. tank and a new regulator. I am in hopes that I can get some CO2 soon enough tomorrow and that this doesn’t affect the taste of my beer. It was a NB American Wheat beer and was tasting really good. I guess that I should have used soapy water to see if there were any leaks. Live and learn I guess.
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