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Dellboy78lfc

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I kegged my first brew a few weeks ago and have had it hooked up in the shed at around 12-14psi. Tried a bit last week and carbonation was fine. Had another sample last night and it tasted almost flat. I cranked the co2 up to 20psi and I’m hoping that will sort it... but any suggestions would be appreciated. I’m worried now that when I serve it up tonight/tomorrow it won’t be any good!
 

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I kegged my first brew a few weeks ago and have had it hooked up in the shed at around 12-14psi. Tried a bit last week and carbonation was fine. Had another sample last night and it tasted almost flat. I cranked the co2 up to 20psi and I’m hoping that will sort it... but any suggestions would be appreciated. I’m worried now that when I serve it up tonight/tomorrow it won’t be any good!
How much did you sample? Could it be the bit you tried has been sitting in the pipes for a week?
 

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I only poured half a pint or so. The intertap is mounted directly on top of the corny.
 

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Half a pint should be enough to show some decent carbonation I think. Another possibility is that you have a leak. Did you check for leaks using some washing up liquid? Lube and seat your lid? If there is a leak and you can find it quick enough you could try quick carbing it as soon as possible. Should be ok by tonight
 

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I’ve not checked for leaks, although the pressure has remained stable for a few weeks. Would that not have dropped by now if I had a leak?
 

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I’ve not checked for leaks, although the pressure has remained stable for a few weeks. Would that not have dropped by now if I had a leak?
I don't really feel qualified to answer this as I've only just started kegging, myself. Maybe someone else who knows a bit more can help you out
 
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