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Help please - flash cooler

Postby Mike J » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:28 pm

First hi, I am new here and in need of help

I have recently purchased a maxi 310 beer cooler and now need some help it getting it up and running for a party I am holding.

The cooler is a maxi 310, so its can run 4 diffrent products, I only want to run two (fosters & john smiths)

1) is there anywhere I can get an instruction book?

2), it only has the metal tubes coming out and in on line one, lines 2,3 & 4 only have little black bungs over the holes, where can I get the metal bits that go in?

3) do I just fill it with water or do I need to some glycerol?

4) as I only want to run two products it has been suggest that I put the fosters into line 1 then bring it out, and put it back into line 2 then out to the pump to make sure it is very cold, is this a good idea?

5) I have a CO2 regulator and cylinder, but have been told mixed gas would be better for the john smiths, would I be best to run the fosters on CO2 and the John Smiths on mixed gas or should I run both on Mixed gas (also should it be 60/40 or 70/30)

6) I have got two beer pumps, one has come out of a pub and has the wrong fittings where could I buy the right fittings to connect it to the cooler?

Sorry for all the questions.

Many thanks is advance

Mike
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Postby baldyjason » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:36 pm

it sounds like you just need some jg pushfits try hop & grape ask for john i think
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Postby Mike J » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:08 pm

Im not sure I explained myself very well.

On the cooler, there should be 8 little metal tubes stick out that the push fit connectors go onto, 4 for beer lines going in and 4 for beer lines coming out, on my cooler I only have 2, 1 for beer into line 1 and 1 for beer our of line 1.

I need to get some more of the little metal tubes so I can use the other lines.
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Postby Aleman » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:29 pm

Those little metal tubes should be the ends of the chiller coils. :shock: Are you sure the coils are present tin the cooler?
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Postby Mike J » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:34 pm

Aleman wrote:Those little metal tubes should be the ends of the chiller coils. :shock: Are you sure the coils are present tin the cooler?


Its a maxi 310 cooler, so I believe its a four line cooler, there are little rubber bungs in the metal work of the case, I havent taken the lid off the case, but if I take the bugs out there are things in there and I assumed you got little metal tubes that push in!!!!

Maybe the coils are not there - are there any maxi 310 coolers that only do 1 line??? Maybe I have made a bit of a cock up on my ebay bidding!!!
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If I take the lid off what should I be looking for???
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Postby Mike J » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:32 pm

It appears to only have 1 coil, although all the holes for 4 coils, can you buy new coils for these things, if so where from??
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Postby Mike J » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:48 pm

DaaB wrote:http://www.btowstore.com/epages/Store2_Shop1624.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Store2.Shop1624/Products/DTS0010

(i'd phone first to check it will fit though)


Great, many thanks for all your help, it will teach me to buy things I dont know a lot about!! :lol:
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Postby Aleman » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:24 pm

The Maxi 310 is a 4 line chiller with Python . . . I know I have one in my Shed :). The single way is the Maxi 110 . . . But this doesn't have bungs in the case. . . . . I got mine nearly new from a guy that supplies beer festivals, and all the pipes appear to be very firmly in place . . . The only outlets that are loose are the Python outlets, which are supposed to rotate.

You could try Geoffrey at Beer coolers Unlimited although looking at this
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It does look as though you can specify the number of ways that are populated when you buy it.
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