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Equipment and Software / More Beer 1100 BrewSculpture
« on: August 31, 2010, 03:24:50 AM »
I'm seriously considering buying the 1100 BrewSculpture from More Beer. Does anyone have any experience with this system to share the pros/cons?



Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keggerator Anchor!
« on: August 08, 2010, 10:38:10 PM »
Thanks for the quick responses.

I'm using 5 feet of line and pushing about 15 psi.

Regarding the line loss, I was going by the Draught Beer Quality Manual put out by the Brewer's Association which stated for 3/16" diamater vinyl tubing there should be 3.0 lbs/ft of restriction. Maybe that's just in theory but not practical.

Dialing down the pressure helps with the dispensing but the beer still remains flat. Will it take another full week to carbonate?

Thanks again

Kegging and Bottling / Keggerator Anchor!
« on: August 08, 2010, 09:15:16 PM »
I just spent several weeks building what appears to be a very nice looking keggerator but may turn out only to be a very nice boat anchor! 

I kegged my first beer (Hefeweizen) 6 days ago and carbonated it to 2.7 vol. at 38F and am now only getting a lot of foam (spraying out!) and a flat beer. I even compensated for my elevation since I'm at 4,300 feet and added an additional 2 lbs of pressure from 13.34 to 15.34 psi. I'm using 5 feet of 3/16 ID tubing so I thought the system would be fairly balanced with 3.0 of loss per foot but it seems not.

I've read some say you need to dispsense at a lower CO2 level and others say you need to leave it where it is because that's the style otherwise I'll lose carbonation over time. In addition, I've also read it only takes 3 days to force carbonate and others say it takes 7 or more and that's just the set it and forget it method.

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can shed some light on my situation and provide some troubleshooting tips so I can get this corrected before my next fishing trip.



Equipment and Software / Re: Anyone Need a Fridge Thermostat?
« on: July 22, 2010, 11:20:09 PM »
If you concerned about damaging your freezer, you could always build a wooden collar for it and then drill through that for your probe.

Pimp My System / Re: The Brewkart
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:57:26 PM »
Wow, fantastic system!

I have a spare 220V outlet downstairs I could use for something like this.

How much did it cost to pull everything together and can you share your parts breakdown?


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