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Kegging and Bottling / Re: What size CO2 tank is appropriate?
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:52:23 AM »
I started with the standard 5 pounder when i first got my kegging system about 3 years ago. I just bought a 20 pounder this week after i found out the cost difference in fill-ups. I figure I'll keep the big bottle for everything I do around the brewery and the small bottle for bringing to parties and such. I have absolutely no regrets getting the bigger bottle.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« on: February 05, 2014, 10:19:36 AM »
I'm not sure what anyone's opinion on these are but when i first started converting over to QD's for my chiller I found these to work great. They don't have a barb style available but I have no leaks with these installed. May not be exactly what you're looking for.

http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?query=GHose

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« on: February 05, 2014, 10:11:05 AM »
I don't, but i like that idea. I want to make up some custom garden hose lengths for my sink and that would be perfect. If I find anything I'll let you know.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Fermenter
« on: February 05, 2014, 08:13:15 AM »
I recently bought a 60L. Used it for the first time this weekend. I am very impressed with it. I like that the spigot port is offset from center to allow you a little more space from the yeast cake.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« on: February 05, 2014, 06:55:32 AM »
Heh, hadn't even thought of it that way. Probably save a few bucks setting up that way anyways. Thanks.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« on: February 05, 2014, 06:33:54 AM »
I left out some information. The QD is a 1/2" NPT, fairly critical piece of information, sorry about that. So I would going from male kitchen sink thread to male 1/2" NPT.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« on: February 05, 2014, 06:15:29 AM »
I'm assuming more than a few of you folks have set up a quick disconnect system from a kitchen sink faucet. I am plumbing a sink into the brewery and I would like to use quick disconnects for the bottle washer, garden hose, plate chiller, etc. The current set up comes from a standard garden hose thread which I was able to get fittings for with no problem. My new faucet has an outside (male) thread, the quick disconnect fitting has an outside (male) thread. I have not been able to find the male QD fitting in any other configuration. I am having a hard time finding a coupling to suit this set-up. Has anyone seen a coupling that would work for this or a have any ideas on a work around to complete the connection?

Thanks

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: First Kegging Attempt - Pressures?
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:14:45 AM »
I have found these two sites to be very helpful with my carbonation settings. I use these and let it go for 5-7 days at a minimum. Good luck and congratulations on you're kegging system. I have gotten so much use out of mine.

http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php

http://www.brewersfriend.com/keg-carbonation-calculator/

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Equipment and Software / Re: Quick disconnects
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:42:32 AM »
I have the same set-up as Brandon was discussing. I found the Cam locks had a brief breaking in period. Other than that they work great and have been a great investment. The only other side note i found on these is the o-rings don't always stay seated on mine. I just double check before moving any connections. Good luck.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Tall Boy kettles and False bottoms
« on: November 04, 2013, 07:48:53 AM »
Thank you for the feedback. We gave it some thought over the weekend and I think we are going to make our own. Judging by what I've seen for full false bottoms out there I think we can fabricate something to fit. Thanks again.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Tall Boy kettles and False bottoms
« on: November 01, 2013, 04:03:14 AM »
Are you using tallboys? Did you have your false bottoms built to fit?

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Equipment and Software / Tall Boy kettles and False bottoms
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:33:24 AM »
Hello everyone,
  I have been a member here for several months. I haven't submitted posts here due to having most of my questions answered through the forum search function. (the information resource here is amazing)That being said my friend and I are finishing up on a Brutus build and have decided on using the Northern brewer tall boy kettles. I wanted to go with a domed false bottom as there does not seem to be an option for a sized false bottom for these kettles. I was wondering if anyone has used a domed false bottom for these kettles and if so what kind of a connection did you use to attach it to the bulkhead. We are planning on the 15 gallon kettles the dimensions are 15.5 Wide x 18.7 Tall.Would definitely appreciate any and all feedback, if you own and like/don't like it, if you recommend a different kettle over this for a Brutus system, if you have found an alternative to using a domed false bottom, etc...
Thanks in advance, Cheers.


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