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Equipment and Software / Re: Cleaning Old Used Kegging Equipment
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:49:57 AM »
You can always try a welding shop, or the local shop that handles/recharges fire extinguishers.  They will usually accommodate homebrewers with their little tanks  :)

Havent found a place to fill my CO2 tanks that is local yet, still a work in progress.  Thus far we have only been bottling beer. 

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Racking
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:20:39 AM »
Bubbles cause oxidation?


I might have one bubble at the cane hose junction, a pinch gets rid of that.

A stream of bubbles is a loose fit, or a hairline crack in the plastic cane. I have had a hairline crack in a plastic cane. A SS cane fixed that.

Not every bubble in the hose is air.  If you start with a clean stream of beer, and start to develop bubbles at the junction of the racking cane and hose, or even farther down in the hose, they are probably CO2 coming out of solution due to the pressure differential going from the cane ID to the hose ID.  On the other hand if you have a steady stream of bubbles forming, it could be a crack in the cane or a too loose hose.  But even with a clamped hose on a good cane, you will get CO2.  Not to worry.

Getting back to the original question - I bought a cheap frigidaire chest freezer from Lowes in 2001.  It's been in continous use (with a Johnson analog contoller set at 40*) since then and it's still going strong.  I bought a really cheap refurbished one before that and it only lasted 3 mos.  Buy cheap buy twice ;)

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