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Mini Keg Discussion / Mods / Show Off - Dedicated Thread

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by Zorco, 8/11/16.

 

  1. Pugdog1

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    Posted 9/10/17
    I'll be keen . Would myself but just did a bulk buy for one of my other hobbies and that's enough for a while. Lotttsss of work
     
  2. Mardoo

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    Posted 10/10/17
    I’ll be selling my two 5L ones with all the bits once I get the replacements - once I confirm they’re OK of course. During the to-ing and fro-ing I found another solution. Don’t have them yet though, but will post a thread when I do.
     
  3. Pugdog1

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    Posted 10/10/17
    I might very well be interested. Don't live anywhere near Toowoomba by any chance?
     
  4. Mardoo

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    SE Melbourne
     
  5. Pugdog1

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    Posted 10/10/17
    Dang
     
  6. Ronwales

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    I am planning on bottling most of my beer as I only have 7litres of keg space would that amount of dextrose be ok for both? Thanks
     
  7. goatchop41

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    Posted 10/10/17
    Just look up a carbonation calculator online. Then you can suit it to what you want
     
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    Posted 10/10/17
    Can you explain grott? Do you mean when it's disconnected from the keg and not being used, or do you mean you've encountered damage from leaving it on when connected to the keg. Mine hasn't been used that much, but when connected to the keg I thought the idea was leave it at serving pressure.
     
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    Posted 10/10/17
    The portable version has provided some insights into the permanent one for the courtyard.

    2 x 5L mini kegs fits into a bar fridge and a few bottled beers on the shelf. 2 x Flow control taps. 2 way gas splitter. Soda Stream to push the grog out at 8psi. Beer line is about 1m which doesn't affect the overall beer temp in the glass, interesting to see how this system copes with warmer weather. Info mostly gained from watching this thread and others on AHB forum. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. EalingDrop

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    Posted 10/10/17
    I bottle and keg as well, except I'm Keg centric and benefit from better foam control by using less dextrose. TBH I have less gushers with my bottles too. I've not had a very good experience with CO vol calculators.
     
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  11. Grott

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    Posted 10/10/17
    Only when you screw the Soda Stream bottle onto the gauge to use, the gauge should be off. When not using the unit I unscrew the Soda Stream bottle so as the is no pressure thus not loose any gas if there be a small leak, again the gauge is to be off when reinstalling.
     
  12. Gmoney

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    Let me know when you are ready as I might be interested.
     
  13. Grott

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    Posted 10/10/17
    Are these faulty with he “metal taste” syndrome?
     
  14. Mardoo

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    Yep. So far reports are that the replacements don’t have the issue.
     
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    Posted 10/10/17
    Well he said that he is getting replacements, so no they won't be when he gets them
     
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  16. Grott

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    Posted 10/10/17
    Yes the replacements will be ok, just asking if the ones he was going to sell had the metal taste fault.
     
  17. knot_gillty

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    Posted 11/10/17
    I think goatchop is trying to say when he sells the thread will read “all good, no metal taste”... haha. Having a stir I think.
     
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    No, I am not selling the bad ones. I wouldn't do that. I am selling the replacement ones once I get them and confirm they have no issues. I have a pale lager in the keg waiting for the chance to sacrifice itself to the gods.
     
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  19. Grott

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    Posted 11/10/17
    Ha ha . Could be interested as well Mardoo along with Gmoney who has made first reference.
     
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    Has anyone tried the carbonation caps? Are they worth buying?
     

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