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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Virgin Questions
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:45:26 AM »
I am putting my new O rings in today. How tight should I torque the inlet and outlet valves? I know I don't want to bear down on the O rings. But they do need to be firm enough to seal. Do I go like finger tight then a quarter turn with a wrench? Or what?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 17, 2012, 04:18:33 PM »
Thats for sure. This thing still has a puddle of 7up syrup in it. Evidently all midwestsupplies does is pressure test thier used kegs. 2 of the o rings are flat. But for $25 and shipping I wont complain.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 17, 2012, 08:18:45 AM »
Mennards here in town had the Magic Chef I was looking at online on display. I gave the faucet a pull and it felt like if I wasn't careful I would break it, or the tower would come off. It just had a real cheap toy like feel to it. I would have been really upset if I spent $500 and that is what showed up.

I will let you know what I think of the Summit in a few weeks. Now I need to figure out how to clean my keg and replace the O rings in it.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 16, 2012, 11:19:15 PM »
I decided rather than buying an entry level unit I would buy this one:
http://www.beveragefactory.com/refrigerators/beer/sbc500bv.shtml
Hopefully it has an adequate temperature controller.

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I can honestly say most of the time the best brew I ever made is the last one I brewed.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 15, 2012, 05:28:55 PM »
No. Nearest costco is 70 miles from here.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 15, 2012, 05:26:16 PM »
I just need the single anyway. I cant find any reviews on this item. Would you say Danby is a good brand? I dont mind spending money but I hate spending it and being disappointed with what I bought.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 15, 2012, 04:46:42 PM »
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/kegerators/fulllsizekegerator/danby_Danbyblack-1.shtml

This one comes with an electronic digital controller. And for $10 more I can get a duo faucet tower.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 15, 2012, 03:24:16 PM »
Are they any good? Would one be worth $200 more than a magic chef? Is the beverage factory a repudable dealer?

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Kegging and Bottling / Anybody ever heard of Summit Kegerators?
« on: December 15, 2012, 01:54:29 PM »
Well? Have ya?

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I remember hearing Charlie Bamforth tell a story from his Bass days. One of the Bass breweries was having problems with an off-flavor (maybe diacetyl), and they sent him up to "fix" it. After Charlie solved the problem, all of their vendors were sending back their Bass orders, because customers got used to, and demanded, the off-flavored beer.

If people really think the beer sucks, they should stop buying it. People vote with their wallets.

As CEO of a company, you have a legal obligation (fiduciary duty) to your stockholders. You're legally obligated to make your company more profitable. Some states allow corporations to voluntarily consider more factors (triple bottom line) in their governance, like how your decisions affect employees, vendors, suppliers, etc, but in most places, you have a legal duty to your stockholders, and no duty to anyone else.

All the more reason for me to stick with American owned smaller breweries. I won't buy anything from InBev or African Brewing Company.

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According to this they did mess with the recipe, they messed with it on purpose, they messed with recipes of some of the smaller beer companies they own, and they don't care what the customers think. They intend to buy more beer companies and mess with those too. All in the name of pleasing the stock holders.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer#p1

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Virgin Questions
« on: December 13, 2012, 08:12:26 AM »
I looked into buying a mini fridge and converting it. But by the time I buy the fridge http://www.bing.com/shopping/sr-4912m-4-9-cu-ft-mini-refrigerator-stainless-steel-energy-star/p/D3D3655CE9CAF7EF157D?q=sanyo+4912&lpq=sanyo%204912&qpvt=sanyo+4912&FORM=HURE

And the conversion kit http://www.amazon.com/Kegco-Standard-Tower-Kegerator-Conversion/dp/B0036BYSR6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1355411182&sr=8-6&keywords=kegerator+conversion+kit

I am still going to have $400 in the thing, plus the time it takes to put it together, and still not have a drip pan and the rails. To me the extra $50 for convenience doesn't seem that out of hand. Is there something I am missing in my thinking on this one?

Truthfully I don't drink enough beer to warrant more than one keg. I can see having a second keg just so I don't have down time when I empty one.

I brew once a month and I have 215 beers in my basement. I don't know that I will be able to drink a keg before it spoils. I just thought it would be cool to have a house beer on tap.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Virgin Questions
« on: December 13, 2012, 12:01:46 AM »
Mine will be in my basement where the temperature is a constant 68 degrees year round. I wonder if that will make it stay cool easier. Does yours run 100% of the time to stay at 40 degrees?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Virgin Questions
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:07:23 PM »
I dont think the one I am looking at is a danby. The C02 bottle mounts on the outside of it in the back.

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