That is exactly my theory. Just cut the larger opening to put it in the window, so now i'm committed.
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I agree I really like those 3 gallon pin lock kegs Adventures has right now. I have a couple myself... Though I think I'm good at 2 because I don't often brew small batches... occasionally I do brew an 8 gallon batch though which I use one of these for the 'overflow'
Now that I have these, I think I actually kind of like the pin lock connection better.No I just use a crescent wrench... it's kind of a pain though... or you could get a regular socket and put it to fit... I just deal with the wrench.. It only adds like 2 minutes onto the take apart procedure lol.
Perhaps a dumb question, but do I need to buy a goofy slotted deep well socket to remove the posts?
EDIT: I should say the only bad thing about the crescent wrench is you have to be careful and avoid the posts so you don't bend them. It's what makes it slightly time consuming... avoiding the posts while avoiding the keg handles as well...
http://www.angelfire.com/cantina/carbonation/PumpSystem.htmThat's interesting. The coolest thing I learned on my recent tour of the Sierra Nevada brewery is that they capture their co2 from fermentation, so they went from 4 trucks a week of co2 to 4 trucks a year. It's a fascinating idea and I wish us homebrewers could have something like that so we could limit the amount of co2 we have to buy. I think it'd be a bit pricey and maybe too complicated for me.
Here's the CO2 recovery and pump thing.
Try the newly invented Klickitat Jim method. Inspired by the blowing CO2 comment.
Near the end of active fermentation stretch a large balloon over the airlock. When full of CO2 and fermentation is done, cold crash. Any shrinkage should be compensated for by the positive CO2 pressure in the balloon.
Of course all of this must be done in a 100% CO2 purged room.
BTW, I don't do this nor do I worry about room air touching the surface of my beer. Do I splash it around or blow bubbles through it? No, but why would I need to?