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GSRman

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going home right now to give one a crack :)
 

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Good work GSRman, you wont regret it :)

Mine has been great, i just need some more kegs...prolly get 2 more this week some time.

My problem is i start to cherish my beer so much i dont wanna invite my mates to polish it off with me, more kegs will stop that and let me finally have a bbq.
 

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well its been in the keg for like 24 hrs, and it was only secondaried for 14 days, and in the primary for 8 days, and it tastes GREAT! :)
 

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gday nicko
as ive found out once your mates know youve a keg set up and have good beer on tap they just keep on popping up at all strange times with a 6 pack under there arms and end up drinking your beer.im gathering quite a collection of various 6 packs at the moment that strangely enough are left behind without being touched.
arhhh the life of a kegger and homebrewer B)
 

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Happens here too big d ,
usually drink a can and I'll say try this , cans are left in the fridge
 

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hey batz
from what i can gather when you go all grain and suss it out you may have to call the coppers to get rid of the beer loving free loaders.im lead to believe all grain is that good.i hope so as im spending a bit of money getting my stuff together to go down this path.got my rubbermaid today so im almost there.
 

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what?.
no one ever brings me beer.they are all quite happily drink mine though.the only people who bring beer are brewers.i guess the swill drinkers no i will laugh if they try and bring some hop flavoured water into my house.
 

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i think your trouble jayse is they no how much beer you have in stock and how good it is.
pale ale rules :chug:
 

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i don't have people coming over all the time though bigd.
i generally only share about every 5 batch.iam a greedy pig.everytime i do get some guys round for a drink they have to help make some beer. it ussually goes down hill in a drunken session though but thats the rules if you come round to drink beer you have to make beer.even though i end up doing all the work because they don't have the passion to see it though to the end.half way though most of my mates have got the pornos out and smoking pipes and have forgot all about the brew.two of my brothers are right into it though if they are around i just sit back and supervise(drink beer).
 

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GSRMan

Congrats on the keg setup.
I hope you the taps thru Timbo.

Nothing beats your own homebrewed Kegged Beer.
 

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yeah, timbo geared me up... and taught me a lot at the same time..
 

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I am glad that it is working out for you.

i did not want to leave Timbo and the Aussiehomebrewrs/canberra brewers in the lurch.

Happy Kegging.
 

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Well, guys - my birthday is coming up and I've been given the green light for a kegging system. B)

I was up at grumpy's yesterday for the Bierfest, and they are doing a single keg setup with pulldown tap for $410 - dual guage reg, all tubing etc.

My thoughts at the moment are to keep costs down for now (I have to get an appropriate fridge as well), so I'm willing to keep it single tap for now, with a view to adding another later in the year.

As far as single keg, I know everyone was saying get at least one more keg than taps, but I had thought that I'd just keep the next brew ready cold conditioning, when the keg runs out do the switch, at the most I risk a few days without keg beer. At $100 per extra keg, I thought that Grumpy's might be a bit expensive, and like the second tap, the second keg could maybe wait a few months.

Does this setup sound *reasonable* for $410? Or should I forgo the assistance of the grumpy ones and source the parts seperately?

Cheers Guys
 

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Boots send me a PM or ring and we can discus it.

Better still, come round one day/night and check out mine.

One tap with one keg and a dual reg cost me :

- Keg 75.00 delivered to Canberra - SA Home Brew Reynella have a couple unrecon for 68.00ea. Recon kits from craig Deacon - kegs on Aust are 9.00.

Tap - Annadale pull down with fridge attachement and snap lock fitting - 70.00 buy from GSRMAN or i can still get them if you want. Dont get a tru flo tap - single piece and twist....

Reg - bought mine - harris from Craig as above 130.00

Disconencts, tubing and clamps - 45.00

Therefore, you can do it for - approx 310.00 - 325.00 including freight from GSRMAN/Craig Deacon.
Or, you can have 2 kegs - buying them from SAHOMEBREW for under Grumpy's price. CAn also buy an extra disconect - t piece and ball valve for kegging outside the fridge.

Hope this helps.
 

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Cheers Ken,

I'll call you tonight.

I think $100 savings would probably warrant the chasing around required to order parts seperately. I did want to be able to gas outside the fridge - forgot to mention that.

Now to find a fridge .... trading post here I come.
 

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What are peoples thoughts about the Andale pull down taps versus the other types of pull down faucets seen on morebeer.com ($18.50 US). I'm looking to buy some taps and really dislike the pluto and twist top taps so looking for alternatives.

Also, has anyone got or used the creamer faucets?

Cheers, Justin
 

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Justin said:
What are peoples thoughts about the Andale pull down taps versus the other types of pull down faucets seen on morebeer.com ($18.50 US). I'm looking to buy some taps and really dislike the pluto and twist top taps so looking for alternatives.

Also, has anyone got or used the creamer faucets?

Cheers, Justin
USD Pull Down Faucets

Justin

These are the Bees Knees of Pull Down Taps.

Only buy the ones that have SS lever. They have 2 x O-rings and no springs. Commercially dont have to be rekitted for 2 years.

However, need an attachment to fit the snap lock fittings.
Alternatively, can buy the whole thing including shank for 75.90USD.

Or, Timbo in Canberra via GSRMan can supply the fridge adaptor - approx 20.00.
You will then need to buy an adaptor to fit the snap lock fitting that will allow you to screw in the faucet - cant remember what it is called.

You will also need to buy a handle - seperately unless you pay the 79.90USD - or, bunnings sell a metal threaded wood insert that you can put into a turned wooden handle (done this for a mate).

can also buy faucets that have a thread at the bottom that you can attach a plastic creamer attachment to.

Goto St Pats website - www.stpats.com and check theirs out.
They have solid SS Faucets for 35.00USD and i think they come with the shank and hex nut nipple etc.

Check out their Convoluted copper wort chiller - i have one.

You will need to confirm.

Hope this helps you and others.

Oh, and keep the order under 250.00 AUS Air mail - will not have to pay duty then.
 

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GSRMAN are you still supplying bits? I still need to replace my "plastic" insulator part inside the tier. the beer line screwes into this and the tap screws in the other side. it insulated the beer from the metal teir.

can you help??

thanks and cheers
 

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AAAHhhhh, all you bastards with kegs!!!! In about a years time (when i work out what state i will live in ;) ) then i plan on making a delux setup............
 

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onya barnzy
i thought there were only two states....
drunk or stoned......maybe both together :blink:
 

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