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About Lizzydragon84

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  1. Nope. Haven't used anything other than water and the no-rise cleaner included with the kit. In any case, my issue was with the spigot, not the keg. I got my replacement spigot last night. After very carefully screwing on the nut and making sure I didn't overtighten it this time, I did several leak tests. So far, all is good. I've got my cervesa take two fermenting in the keg. I'm looking forward to better results in a few weeks.
  2. I'm living just north of Orlando, FL. The hot temps and the sweaty tourists are starting to set in for the summer.
  3. I just want to give a shoutout to Josh and the rest of the customer service team. Josh quickly arranged a replacement spigot and beer mix to be shipped to me. I appreciate the great customer service and can't wait to get back to brewing again soon.
  4. Thanks for the info. I didn't realize overtightening could do that. I know when I first put the spigot on, it leaked after testing. I tightened it a little more and the leaking stopped. Perhaps it was one twist too much. I followed your suggestion of contacting customer service and sent them an e-mail about it.
  5. I experienced a nasty leak earlier this week. I got a Mexican Cervesa going late last month and was going to bottle it later this week. I kept the keg in the back of my clothes closet where it's dark and wouldn't be disturbed. But when I went into my closet yesterday, I noticed a rather strong smell of beer and discovered that the floor was damp. To my horror, I discovered the keg had sprang a very bad leak. When I tilted the keg slightly to check the tap, the spout half fell into my hand and the back half with the nut floated away in what little beer was left. I quickly sanitized some bottles but was only able to fill two of the 750ml Mr. B bottles with the remains. I checked the spigot assembly- the screw part was split in half. At this point, I'm not sure what happened. I don't think anything hit the spigot, and I was careful when moving it to not hold it by the tap. Once it was in it's resting spot, I didn't move it again. Any idea on what could have happened? I saw something about overtighting could crack it, but if that were the case, I would have expected the leak to occur much earlier- not a month later.
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