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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Ball Lock Disconnect Issue
« on: May 04, 2018, 01:42:23 AM »
Per suggestion, I replaced the o ring on the disconnect and that solved my connection issue (thank you Robert).  But the beer continued to trickle out.  After investigating everything, I siphoned the beer out figuring it was the dry hops carried into the keg clogging the dip tube (thank you joelv).  I then siphoned back in without the extra matter and now all is working fine. 

Which leads me to my next question.  How can I siphon beer to the keg, after dry hopping, without having this happen again?  I rarely dry hop anything, so this has not been an issue before.

Kegging and Bottling / Ball Lock Disconnect Issue
« on: April 30, 2018, 01:58:39 AM »
I just finished carbonating my latest batch.  I own a reconditioned ball lock keg system and have had it for about three years, with no issues.  I experienced a tremendous amount of difficulty trying to attach the liquid disconnect to the liquid post.  I confirmed the following: the liquid post is properly screwed on to the OUT thread (the CO2 properly on the gas IN thread) and the level of CO2 on the regulator is above the level where it requires change/re-filling. 

Once I was finally able to attach the disconnect, the beer barely trickled out.  Something's wrong.

Do I just need to purchase a new liquid post and liquid disconnect? Any other troubleshooting I should try?

Classifieds / Free: 12 and 22 oz Beer Bottles
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:30:57 PM »
I started kegging my beer a few years ago, but kept all my bottles, thinking I may need them someday.  Someday has never come, so I am happy to give them to any brewer that wants them.

I live in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.  If interested, feel free to email me at and we can arrange for a pickup time.

Beer Travel / Re: Chicago in October?
« on: June 14, 2013, 08:37:09 PM »
I agree that the Map Room is one of the best beer bars in the city.  Great staff, great crowd, wonderful atmosphere.

All others mentioned are winners as well, but I must admit, I am not a fan of Haymarket.  Too sports bar-ish, and the food is mediocre at best.

If you make it to the tap room at Half Acre, you are within walking distance of The Fountainhead.  Great beer and whiskey selection, and the food is good to.

Keep in mind that you can get just about anywhere you want to go easily on the CTA.

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