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by alexlark
Tue May 28, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Oh ai, I forgot you were working with the 50L keg. Bet thats fun to move about when full :D Makes sence if your brewing bigger batches, and given the fact the price difference between keg sizes is negligible. I've ordered a party tap and 2mtrs of 3/16 beer line from norm. Hopefully this will help ou...
by alexlark
Mon May 27, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Good stuff! My plan should work then :D

Seems like we got a few good ways for force carbing now.

Clive, do you force carb using the 'shake' method or just set and leave?
by alexlark
Mon May 27, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Yea I'll do that. Im taking your advise on using water before any beer goes near it! Im only used to bottling and cheap plastic kegs at the mo.

I've only PTFE'd the fittings so I can always change things. I like your simplified coupler. 'More than one way to skin a cat' as they say.
by alexlark
Mon May 27, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Just noticed on your picture you havnt used a Tee piece of the gas supply of things, ie you can let gas out but how are you getting gas in? through the beer outlet? If thats the case I hope you have a one way valve on the beer outlet otherwise there isnt anything to stop the beer travelling along t...
by alexlark
Fri May 24, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

barneey wrote:I`m a firm believer tho that everyone should get a good beer shower as way of inauguration to the keg world.
It's definitely going to happen!
by alexlark
Fri May 24, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator. What heater and preferred position?
Replies: 25
Views: 3045

Re: Kegerator. What heater and preferred position?

jmc wrote: Finally got all the bits and pieces I need so scheduled to set kegerator up over the weekend.
Hope it goes well. Let us know how it goes :wink:
by alexlark
Fri May 24, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator. What heater and preferred position?
Replies: 25
Views: 3045

Re: Kegerator. What heater and preferred position?

jmc,

Have you drilled or planning on drilling the fridge for beer pipes etc? I've got the same fridge (in silver).
by alexlark
Fri May 24, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wine cooler for cooling cornies?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Wine cooler for cooling cornies?

I was looking at these at one time, the only thing that put me off was that I read a lot of reviews that they can be a bit noisy and they didn't go as cold as expected. In the end I bought a large under counter Hotpoint fridge in silver off ebay for £45. I do like the look of the wine coolers though...
by alexlark
Thu May 23, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Cheers. Im planning the same as Clive really. Ive got a second coupler which will be connected in the conventional way, with the check valves in the right places. Im just using the coupler with the ball valves for purging and force carbonating.
by alexlark
Thu May 23, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Thanks Clive. I've only just put my coupler together. I may have to wind some more PTFE on the top ball valve as the coupler threads are shorter and it didn't seem very tight, it was tight - just not 'very'. A pressure test will sort that out. So... SNAP! http://s24.postimg.org/gs680scph/keg.jpg Che...
by alexlark
Wed May 22, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Im just starting to get the ball valves and keg couplers together and got a quick question, should I use PTFE on the ball valves?
by alexlark
Thu May 16, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

orlando wrote: Hold the front page :D .
I had noticed Clive makes a regular appearance in the Selling Section! :D
by alexlark
Thu May 16, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

Makes sense :) I've seen some smaller handled ball valves on ebay that look nice and compact. Obviously offering less control for perging gas. I may buy one to put on the gas side for when I run the keg without gas connected, I know the check valve is there but the ball valves are only 2 quid delive...
by alexlark
Thu May 16, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: Force Carbination of 50ltr Keg

1/2" baalvalves part number 16835 , 1 x 1/2 tee piece part number 14307, 2 x 1/2 nipple part number 14462 and finally a JG fitting Clive, I've been looking on ebay at fittings. Can you tell me if the fittings have to be stainless or is it considered best practice when beer is involved? Also, you us...
by alexlark
Tue May 14, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegs arrived, 30l
Replies: 304
Views: 34260

Re: Kegs arrived, 30l

barney wrote:
The nut tool is right fiddle isnt it, you only have to do it once though. :)
Have you removed the safety from yours barney?