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No Frills low cost pressure fermenting

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by CEO Keg King, 31/10/19.

 

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    Posted 17/11/19
    I am waiting too, last time I asked they were waiting for the boxes, if you are a pick up you don't really need a box, maybe ask someone there.
     
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    Posted 18/11/19
    I just phoned and was told they are still a few weeks off, as they need more than just the boxes, still waiting on some other parts for them.
     
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    Posted 18/11/19
    That's right there is that hole in the side needs fixing, I remember thinking if it could be adapted to take an adjustable PRV and gauge.
     
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    Hole in the side????
     
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    Posted 18/11/19
    It has a plastic boss on the neck, must be for commercial use. It could have been fixed by putting a bung on the inside but they want it done properly and professionally, which is fair enough.
    I just reckon if you are going to serve from it it could have come in handy for a PRV and gauge.
     
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    Posted 18/11/19
    Sorry but I am still overseas. If on the website then they should be available. Be quick as I think they will sell out until we get more lids coming in.
     
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    Posted 18/11/19
    So are these units just these 20L kegs, with modifications to the lid?

    http://www.oxebar.com.au/kegasaurus/index.php/20l-kegasaurus

    I wonder how well the PET will handle the far more physically demanding nature of a keg - ie being dropped, rolled around, etc. I've known PET to crack from point impact pretty easily, albeit with presumably thinner plastic.

    Time will tell I suppose, and for the cost it's probably a risk worth taking.

    @CEO Keg King do you know if these will be exported to NZ eventually?
     
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    They are on your website but not marked as available.
     
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    Posted 18/11/19
    As a keg they are aimed to help craft brewers sell their beer further afield. There are a lot of them used each year. Obviously they are tested to make sure that they are safe, I imagine they will be exported to NZ.
     
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    Posted 18/11/19
    Friday I think will see that change.
     
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    Had a look at it again today and am very confident I can put a gas disconnect on the neck of the keg. I think it will come in handy using it to both ferment and serve straight from.
     
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    Normally a tight fitting silicone bung is fitted to the inside.
     
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    Aren't there already two disconnects in the lid?
     
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    Posted 20/11/19
    Junior hacksaw, gas post, washer on the outside with silicone washer, nut on the inside gas post to take adjustable PRV.
    Yes two posts on the lid. as mentioned bung on the inside is another option.
     
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    Sorry if I'm missing something, but why do you want three gas/liquid posts?
     
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    2 gas one liquid, one with the gauge, one for gas in, and liquid to serve from picnic tap. Maybe I may be missing something, though it sounds right.:) Would welcome any thoughts from another angle.
     
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    Mmm, still not sure but that's OK :p I'm not sure why you'd need a gauge attached at the same time as the gas in line? If you're naturally carbing then gauge and spunding valve would go on a gas post, then once ferment is complete switch it for the gas in line? Unless you're trying to get a pressure reading downstream of pressure drops across gas check valves? Sorry not trying to be a pain, just curious and trying to understand your use case.
     
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    As you were, overthinking the extra hole. Just bung it up, as my CEO said.:)
     
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    So by the looks of things these Juniors aren't to far away then. Looking forward to nailing one.
     

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