Beer in my regulator.

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Beer in my regulator.

Postby AidanMatthews » Sunday Aug 12, 2012 9:50 am

Hey guys i made the dumb mistake of getting beer in my regulator.

Now im reading forums saying i could get infections from it.

What should i do cleaning wise....
The regulator has a hole in which the beer came out of so i dont think its stuck in there.

I turned up the pressure and blasted it back out the gass line.
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Re: Beer in my regulator.

Postby bullfrog » Sunday Aug 12, 2012 11:19 am

I've done it before (I now have a no-return valve to stop it happening again.)

Most of the beer may have flushed out, but it's unlikely that there's no beer at all left in there.

I called Ross at Craftbrewer, where I got my reg from, and got instructions and a seal replacement kit (only cost around $10, from memory.)

I have a Micromatic regulator and opening it up to replace the seals was dead easy. Took probably 10 minutes of my day.
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Re: Beer in my regulator.

Postby AidanMatthews » Monday Aug 13, 2012 9:38 am

Well i sprayed sanitiser in the hole and blasted it back out the gas line, if anything i might replace the gas line. No probs with pressure gauge.
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Re: Beer in my regulator.

Postby jello » Monday Aug 13, 2012 1:42 pm

It's all well and good to conduct your own regulator maintenance. I personally would not. Unless you're a licensed professional, doing any kind of self maintenance on your regulator will no doubt void any warranty, and maybe even any life insurance you might have should something happen. :twisted:

Just sayin...
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