Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hose clamps...

Keep your hose clamps tightened. And make sure to tighten them with a screwdriver in the end...

I walked into my man room yesterday, and smelled the sweet smell of success, the brewing beer. But then I realized, I wasn't brewing any beer in my man room, my brew was out in the kegerator (in the garage). I looked down to see my keg of Steam Ale, which was getting primed, surrounded by beer on the floor. The beer had leaked from the keg, down to the floor, and into the closet soaking up in a cardboard box holding all my spare computer parts.

I took everything to the garage, got a new box for my computer parts, and began testing the keg. I had connected the picnic spout to it because I had sanitized the line. At this point I disconnected it, cleaned everything up, and pressurized the keg to make sure there weren't any leaks.

No leaks. So I connected my liquid line back up and sure enough beer started spraying from the barbed connection of the disconnect. A few turns of the screw and the thing was in fine working condition. Tragedy averted.

But I must say that beer smelled goooood.

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