Barrel pressure loss

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    alfapat New Member

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    Apart fro the King Keg I have what would be the best Barrel to finish my Brew in . The one I have just loses pressure immediately after one pint! I have leak tested the whole barrel with a special testing fluid and it still manages to leak co2 somehow.
     
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    A completely full container will lose pressure quickly, as there is little gas in there. A half-full container has more gas and so will hold out longer.

    Put it in a tub of water to see a leak. Bathtubs work well for this.
     
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    also how much co2 pressure are you using?
    what type of regulator?

    by barrel, what do you mean? I assume it is not a wood barrel.
     
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    I'm with @Donoroto, they lose pressure fast. When I'm in a pinch I bring kegs that are completely carbed to parties and they lose carb in like 5 beers.
     
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    Indeed, the carbonation does not instantly come out of solution and repressurize the keg. Just like it doesn't lose all its fizz in your glass. You must provide a way to maintain serving pressure.
     
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    ^^^^

    Yup. This is why you have to pump a keg if you don't have a co2 source. I
     
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