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Kegging and Bottling / Co2 Escape
« on: November 27, 2010, 03:20:06 PM »
How fast does CO2 escape from a container. Like if a bottle or keg is filled with CO2, will it immediately escape right out the hole when it's opened?

Kegging and Bottling / 1 tap foamy
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:39:26 AM »
Two taps are pouring okay. One tap is all foam. Why?

They are all part of the same kegorator. Three taps from three kegs in a converted freezer.

Equipment and Software / Thermometer discrepancies
« on: September 21, 2010, 01:29:46 AM »
I have two floating thermometers one reads 75 degrees, the other 73 degrees. I have a long metal thermometer with the dial at the end that reads 84 degrees. The clock in the room has a built in temperature reader and it says 76 degrees.

So how on earth does anyone ever hit a proper mash temp? Go by taste? What’s the most reliable type of thermometer to have?

Kegging and Bottling / New keg system
« on: September 14, 2010, 02:21:23 AM »
Comments appreciated

I live in Illinois. I built a 2X6 collar around a little chest freezer. I have a Johnson A419 digital temp control device that appears to be working pretty well. The temp controll measures about 4 degrees hotter than the thermometer inside the freezer. It'll hold 3 kegs and a CO2 tank on the compressor hump side. I currently own 3 ball lock used kegs. I soaked the kegs in PBW then sanitized. I replaced all gaskets/o-rings.

I have a 4 way manifold for the gas. I have a 10# Co2 tank. I will have 3 taps. One leftover gasline will be for misc. I think I can use this line to fill a tank with CO2 or carb a keg then set aside without it tapped.

I'll run  4.5 feet of beer line from the faucets to the kegs. QUESTION - does the gas line lenght matter like the beer hose lenght? Can I run a 2 foot gas line from the CO2 tank to the manifold?

Real world QUESTIONS - Once I put beer in a keg, what do I do? Seal the top, then what? Should I just attach the gas line and leave the gas at at 10 pounds until in comes out? Do I dial down the pressure after the beer is carbonated in a few days?

Essentially, I think I have everything I need. Now how do I use this stuff? Much obliged. Beers depend on it. One English mild fermenting since Sat. One IPA to be on tap; will start this coming Sunday.

Kegging and Bottling / Johnson A419 digital temp conroller question
« on: September 12, 2010, 01:25:05 AM »
Can I put the temperature reader (bulb) part and cord in water? How much water? Fill up a 20 oz. bottle? thanks

Classifieds / Wanted - Johnson A419 digital temp controller
« on: August 31, 2010, 02:35:58 AM »
Wanted  - Johnson A419 digital temp controller. Who's got em'? thanks

Kegging and Bottling / Who's selling Johnson A 419 temp controller?
« on: August 31, 2010, 02:11:35 AM »
I cannot find anyone with the Johnson A419 digital temp controller for sale. All wired with the cords. Anyone know who has stock? thanks

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