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« on: March 21, 2013, 05:27:16 PM »
With upcoming event of canning I need to get air compressor.
So this is what I got.
http://www.atlascopco.us/usus/products/navigationbyproduct/Product.aspx?id=1523750&productgroupid=1473343

It is model number GX-4 EP

More info here.
http://www.atlascopco.us/Images/2935%200869%2047_tcm795-1700937.pdf

Who ever thought one would need air compressor for brewing.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 05:53:32 PM »
Speaking of canning, I just read that Sam Dams is going to cans.  Maybe you've heard.  They spent a million bucks developing a new can design that they're going to release to the industry without charge or royalties.  Can info at http://blog.samueladams.com/sam-can/
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 06:09:23 PM »
Hmm...
Excuse my ignorance but it smells close like wortex bottles superior design.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 03:17:57 PM »
Speaking of canning, I just read that Sam Dams is going to cans.  Maybe you've heard.  They spent a million bucks developing a new can design that they're going to release to the industry without charge or royalties.  Can info at http://blog.samueladams.com/sam-can/

Interesting.  I'm cool with cans, but I try to pour my beer into a glass no matter how it was originally packaged.

It does make me wonder if they could have made it more of a pull top, like a soup can.  Then you'd basically have an aluminum pint glass.

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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 03:25:41 PM »
I think there used to be an issue with pull out tabs. Tabs were left all over and lids were redesign to current style.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 04:20:38 PM »
I think there used to be an issue with pull out tabs. Tabs were left all over and lids were redesign to current style.

Yes. Actually we should go to to where you just punch a hole in with a key.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 08:34:18 PM »
I think there used to be an issue with pull out tabs. Tabs were left all over and lids were redesign to current style.

Yes. Actually we should go to to where you just punch a hole in with a key.
There is retro can that does just that. Churchkey brewing out of WA:
http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com/churchkey-can-company-new-brewery-combining-history-innovation/
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 04:06:07 AM »
Definitely old-school. And unique business model.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 07:53:12 AM »
Who ever thought one would need air compressor for brewing.

With a filter inline, you can also use it to purge hoses, so it doesn't have to be a uni-tasker. The toys do add up though...

If we can afford to set up for them, I want to start canning in the 19.2 fl oz imperials: http://beerpulse.com/2011/11/ball-corp-introduces-imperial-pint-can-in-usa/
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 07:54:51 AM »
I use my air compressor to blow out the immersion chiller.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2013, 09:40:20 AM »
I use my air compressor to blow out the immersion chiller.

Myself as well.  Sometimes if I'm not careful I get a live hose jumping and spraying water all over.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013, 03:33:28 PM »
Who ever thought one would need air compressor for brewing.

With a filter inline, you can also use it to purge hoses, so it doesn't have to be a uni-tasker. The toys do add up though...

If we can afford to set up for them, I want to start canning in the 19.2 fl oz imperials: http://beerpulse.com/2011/11/ball-corp-introduces-imperial-pint-can-in-usa/
They are using standard lids (ends) just they are taller. Your equipment would have to be custom made to accommodate that.
Not a bad idea.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 08:01:09 PM »
Working on something better......
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 07:43:59 AM »
Working on something better......
Care to share?
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 07:32:47 AM »
In time
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