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#1061 Nullnvoid

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:23 PM

http://www.beerkat.c...ream-converter/

Email us sales@beerkat and we'll apply the AHB discount

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There is an ahb discount? Cool.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

What is that right angle piece for the tap? (mini keg picture)
http://www.beerkat.c...metro-delivery/
I never realised there was that option. I would have gone that way instead since I assume it has a spring in it so the tap shuts off automatically etc. I have the standard disconnect set up but with no spring to shut the tap off automatic its really easy just to knock the tap and your beer just keeps pouring out. (all over the bench or in the fridge like) :o


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:59 PM

You can install a spring in most taps for auto shut off.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:11 PM

You can install a spring in most taps for auto shut off.

Unless I'm missing something someone please tell me. Is there supposed to be a spring in the disconnect tap set up?

The disconnect tap set up cant have a spring. Its too small an area for a spring etc which I can accept but its a bit of a bummer as in not ideal.  



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:49 AM

I had to use a spring from a universal poppet. Not sure what its normally called. It goes in between the tap and the shank or whatever its called on the mini kegs.
I tried a few other springs, from the old style poppets, the intertap ones, but they either didnt work or were impossible to get in. These springs work very well. No more accidentally knocking the tap open and making a mess.

http://www.grainandg...poppet-assembly

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:21 AM

Unless I'm missing something someone please tell me. Is there supposed to be a spring in the disconnect tap set up?
The disconnect tap set up cant have a spring. Its too small an area for a spring etc which I can accept but its a bit of a bummer as in not ideal.


http://www.intertap....t-shank-tap.jpg

Intertaps have a spring like this. Something similar will likely work for the tap on your mini. Looks like nosco has a solution.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:45 PM

Thanks for that Nullnvoid as I didn't see that reply from Beerkat (and cannot see it now so not sure where its gone).



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:30 PM

I had to use a spring from a universal poppet. Not sure what its normally called. It goes in between the tap and the shank or whatever its called on the mini kegs.
I tried a few other springs, from the old style poppets, the intertap ones, but they either didnt work or were impossible to get in. These springs work very well. No more accidentally knocking the tap open and making a mess.

http://www.grainandg...poppet-assembly

Perfect. Glad I bought spares of them. Works a treat thanks nosco.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

A cunning plan is in action at the moment for my 4L mini kegs.

Instead of filling from already chilled carbonated kegs in the fridge I'm currently fermenting a simple English Bitter. As I have a 19L keg not in use I intent to fill this and a 4l keg (23L brew) after fermentation. I will the draw off the 19L giving nearly another 5 x 4L fills to be chilled and carbonated.

What we think of when sitting back with a couple of beers.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:26 AM

Yep grott, that's what I got my 5 L minis for. 25 L brew fills corny, mini, with 1L for grub/yeast. When the minis are fixed/replaced that is.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM

Hey all, can a liquid disconnect be used as a gas one? Obviously threads are all the same but I'm unsure about internals.
I only have 1 grey gas keg king disconnect but want to have 2 kegs gassed up this weekend.
This black liquid one hasn't been used before.
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

The gas and liquid disconnects are not the same and is why there is a gas and liquid disconnect. You can put them on to opposite connections but try and get them off can be a different story.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

Pretty sure that liquid posts are a touch smaller than gas posts.You can get a gas disconnect onto both types of posts but not vice versa. If you manage to get a liquid disconnect onto a gas post they're hell to try to get off.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:01 PM

Pretty sure that liquid posts are a touch smaller than gas posts.You can get a gas disconnect onto both types of posts but not vice versa. If you manage to get a liquid disconnect onto a gas post they're hell to try to get off.


But I've found that not all of my gas disconnects work this way perfectly, manufacturing quality probably. I save my most compatible ones for my gas cylinders.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:04 PM

Cool thanks guys, exactly the info I was after.
I shall try and get the cook to drop into the LHBS and grab a grey one this week. Otherwise I may have to utilize the free shipping of $200 spend value at keg king

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Posted Yesterday, 08:08 AM

I had to use a spring from a universal poppet. Not sure what its normally called. It goes in between the tap and the shank or whatever its called on the mini kegs.
I tried a few other springs, from the old style poppets, the intertap ones, but they either didnt work or were impossible to get in. These springs work very well. No more accidentally knocking the tap open and making a mess.

http://www.grainandg...poppet-assembly


Picked up a few from keg king for $1.49 each and worked like a charm, no more accidental losses :)

http://kegking.com.a...-lock-kegs.html