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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator psi?
« on: December 29, 2012, 11:14:57 PM »
Thankyou very much. I genuinely appreciate your input.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator psi?
« on: December 29, 2012, 08:59:49 PM »
How difficult is it to get the hose out of the tower? Is there a way to just splice more hose on? Where do I buy hose?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator psi?
« on: December 29, 2012, 08:11:45 PM »
It is 3/16ths ID
I dont understand how they can sell something that does not work until it has been modified.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator psi?
« on: December 29, 2012, 12:02:03 PM »
Is it even possible to use the 5 foot line that came with my new kegerator? Will the height of the faucet above the keg compensate for some of the shortness of the hose?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 28, 2012, 07:54:07 AM »
Putting this thing together was a pain. They didn't measure for the pilot holes correctly. I had to drill my own. And it teeters and doesn't seem to have a way of adjusting level so I am going to need to do that with shims. Other than that I am very happy with it.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 27, 2012, 08:43:40 AM »
This thing arrived just before I left for work yesterday. All I can say is WOW! This thing is a very solid unit. The tower is freaking heavy. The top of it is counter top material of some sort roughly 5/8" thick. The instruction sheet is labeled Sanyo. I am looking forward to putting it together. It is a little bigger than I imagined it. And the difference between this thing and the Magic Chef they had on display at Mennards is like night and day.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Chilling wort in the winter
« on: December 26, 2012, 08:37:24 AM »
I just brewed in 26 degree weather last weekend. I have a really cheap hose that won't break the bank if it splits. I also put a fan on my kettle while it was cooling. It went from boiling to under 70 in less than 20 minutes. I didn't drag my food grade hose out for filling my hot water pot because I didn't want to get it all dirty dragging it around in snow. So I had to do a lot of running in and out of the house with a pitcher.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Banjo Burner Issue...
« on: December 26, 2012, 07:50:02 AM »
One other thing to look at would be how full is your propane bottle?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Banjo Burner Issue...
« on: December 25, 2012, 08:08:52 PM »
Try giving it more oxygen. Make the slots on that dial bigger.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Milk Stout
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:30:00 PM »
I forgot to throw my flakes in until halfway through the mash. I am hoping since I am not looking for any conversion from them that wont make a difference.

Other than that Beersmith was almost spot on my OG. It came out 1.060. Right where life begins according to Denny.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Home Depot Deal of the Day!!
« on: December 19, 2012, 11:24:49 AM »
You MIGHT need a ball lock tap set. These are around $15.

I just finished doing a LOT of research on kegerators. I came to the conclusion that if I was not willing to either convert a freezer, or spend over $700, I would be throwing my money away on frustration. I chose to spend more money because of how I want it to look in my basement.

I did have an opportunity to physically see a $500 kegerator at Mennards, and I can honestly say, if I actually spent that kind of money, and that is what showed up, I would be really upset. You may want to take a trip to Home Depot and see if they have one on display.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Home Depot Deal of the Day!!
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:32:44 AM »
I just took a look at this and it does come with the 2.5 lb CO2 bottle. So you would need to invest $80 give or take on another bottle very soon. Also several reviews complained about not being able to keep it cold enough. For this price you would be better off buying a small chest freezer, conversion kit http://www.amazon.com/Kegco-Deluxe-Kegerator-Conversion-EBDCK-5T/dp/B0036UTZL6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355931065&sr=8-1&keywords=kegerator+conversion+kit and some lumber. Or do as I did and pay quite a bit more for a quality unit.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Home Depot Deal of the Day!!
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:13:52 AM »
They are set up for corny kets. If you want another tap you need to buy another tower. Things to be aware of is the size of the C02 bottle. Cheaper kegerators often come with a 2 pound bottle and it is difficult finding anybody who will fill one of those. Also they come with a single gauge regulator. You have no gauge to see how much C02 you have. The most common complaint I have seen in all the reviews I have been reading about entry level kegerators is people have trouble getting them and keeping them under 40 degrees.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Virgin Questions
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:48:47 AM »
No it wasn't mentioned. I replaced all the O rings yesterday. Would Olive Oil work for this?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Virgin Questions
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:00:17 AM »
Does it make a difference whether the C02 bottle is stored inside or outside of the fridge?

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