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Another newbie

Post by Jayhill » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:39 pm

Hi all just set up my first home bar with a Maxi 310 cooler.

I do have one question, I filled the cooler with water to the drain point and now have a keg on, do I leave the cooler running 24/7 and if so how often would I need to top up the water level?

Thanks everyone in advance 👍

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Re: Another newbie

Post by Jim » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:04 pm

Welcome to JBK! :)

I don't use an inline cooler, so hopefully someone who does will be along to help with that.
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Re: Another newbie

Post by guypettigrew » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:37 pm

Hi Jayhill

The Maxi cooler won't lose water while it's on. It's too cold to evaporate!

It will lose water when it's switched off, but probably not much. Just check it every time you restart it.

24/7? Definitely! Then you've got water at about 0°C available whenever you need it.

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Re: Another newbie

Post by Jayhill » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:11 pm

That’s great and thank you =D>

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Gas PSI on lager

Post by Jayhill » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:20 pm

Evening all , I have lager keg running with mixed gas but I’m unsure what PSI I should set the gas at??

Any advice would be appreciated 👍

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Re: Another newbie

Post by LeeH » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:32 am

Welcome.


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Keg 2: APA
Keg 3: Stout (Nitro)
Keg 4: Empty

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Re: Another newbie

Post by ArmChair » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:11 pm

You don’t have to leave the chiller on 24/7, but I would suggest putting it on a couple of hours before serving the beer, just to help the chiller drop to a cool enough temp.

If you don’t mind paying the electricity bill for it running 24/7, then keep it on 👍

When our taproom is closed, we turn our online chillers off, they are a bit more industrial than a maxi 310, but only take a short while to get to temp.

On another note, at a brewery I was at a couple of years ago, we using a 310 to chill down two 2.5bbl FVs
FV1 AG#95 Farwell Freddy
FV2
FV3
FV4
Litres Brewed in :
2013 - 655
2014 - 719
2015 - 726
2016 - 74
Started BIAB 11/02/2013

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Re: Another newbie

Post by LeeH » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:08 am

Put in on a tp link smart plug you you can set times or tun it on remotely.


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To monitor my latest fermentation 27/10 click here
To view my new AG build click here
Keg 1: Berliner Weisse
Keg 2: APA
Keg 3: Stout (Nitro)
Keg 4: Empty

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