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GrumpyPaul

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We always get there in the end.

How is the Chubby working for you? Done a beer in it yet?
Chubby is great - The spunding valve is the hard bit.

I have done a couple of brews - cant quite get the spunding valve right. It's either letting to much out or not letting anything out. But I shall persevere.

I'm glad I grabbed a FK Junior while I was there - these things work great together in pairs to transfer off the yeast and let the beer really cold crash and clear up.

But the thing I am loving the most about fermenting under pressure is getting finished, carbonated beer straight out of the fermenter. No more force carbing, rocking and rolling kegs for me - clear beer stays clear and doesn't need to be shake up to carbonate in a hurry.

I will definitely be getting Chubby handle when I am heading past next - it is a challenge to pick up a full Chubby without it.

@Keg King any plans to include the handles a a standard part of the Chubby kit in future?
 

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Chubby is great - The spunding valve is the hard bit.

I have done a couple of brews - cant quite get the spunding valve right. It's either letting to much out or not letting anything out. But I shall persevere.

I'm glad I grabbed a FK Junior while I was there - these things work great together in pairs to transfer off the yeast and let the beer really cold crash and clear up.

But the thing I am loving the most about fermenting under pressure is getting finished, carbonated beer straight out of the fermenter. No more force carbing, rocking and rolling kegs for me - clear beer stays clear and doesn't need to be shake up to carbonate in a hurry.

I will definitely be getting Chubby handle when I am heading past next - it is a challenge to pick up a full Chubby without it.

@Keg King any plans to include the handles a a standard part of the Chubby kit in future?
Possibly will include them. Also check out our new 10 and 15 psi PRVs so you don't need the spunding valve.
 

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PET Kegs and Fermenters produced by us are really taking off overseas. We will be making a formal announcement shortly about a signed agreement to deliver 10,000 pieces of the Fermenter King Juniors to a commercial customer in the USA. Our passionate Keg King team is incredibly proud that the start of something much bigger is now a reality and that Keg King PET products are pretty much becoming the go to kit for brewers everywhere. This is starting to earn some decent export bucks for Australia and I hope you will join with me in applauding our team which is able to do this right here in Melbourne.
 

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I second your issues with the spunding valve. My first one ( all metal bits) was just about manageable when fermenting. But had the problem that it degassed once output of gas fell. Gave up with it.
Recently had to reuse it as doing 2 pressure brews at once and had the fermenter ( fermentasaurus ) on the bench so was looking up at the spunding valve and spotted a tiny bubble and gas loss thru one of the metal pieces. Tried more PTFE tape and retightened which then just split the end of the piece with hole in completely.
Have now rebuilt it so that it has same valve and gauge but uses push fit connector from the T to the MFL connector.
Works much better now but still needs adjusting skills of a safe cracker!
 

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Went to clean and use one of my FKJ (4th use) and noticed a big crack in the neck. Luckily noticed it before filling with beer. Pretty disappointed, feels like a disposable product at this point. I'm very careful with my gear so not really sure how that happened, presumption is simply by moving it about whilst cleaning.
 

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