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Mango floaties in corny keg
« on: May 20, 2014, 03:31:01 PM »
So, a few weeks back I made a Citra/Mango pale ale. In a long story of confusion that I won't delve into, the beer was racked prematurely before the mango had settled. So the corny kegs have bits of mango in every pour.

Not sure I can get a sure-screen on the dip tube now that the beer is in keg. Beer is fully carbonated. I've tried to let it settle (settled almost a month now) but I can't get it to run chunk free.

Does anyone have a solution I have not thought of?

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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 03:41:17 PM »
Drink it with a fork?  :)
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 03:47:45 PM »
You should be able to let out all the pressure and take the out post off and pull the dip tube out to install a screen on it... Been there done that... it sucks but sometimes ya gots to do what ya gots to do.
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 03:48:58 PM »
+1 to dkflick. I've had to do this as well. pain in the butt.
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 03:49:52 PM »
Thanks Denny! ;)

So, you guys stick your hands in the beer to get the sure screen on?

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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 03:56:51 PM »
I had this issue recently with a beer that had 6 oz of pellets for dry hop. Transferred a bit too much and the dip tube kept clogging. I did the same as dkfick. I just dunked my hand in starsan. Only my fingers to the second knuckle touched the beer.

One thing you may need to do is pinch the end of the screen to lock it on. My screen is a bit big for my dip tubes and slides right off otherwise.

Second option would be to swap the dip tube with one cut a 1/2" short and wait for the bits to settle. This was my original plan, but the keg had to be the one without the notches in the hole for the dip tube wings.

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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 04:04:55 PM »
Thanks Denny! ;)

So, you guys stick your hands in the beer to get the sure screen on?
I don't really stick my hands in there (if I did I would use a sanitized glove on my hand) I just take off the post.. pull up the dip tube and install the screen at the top of the keg... then lower the dip tube back down... put the post back on and you're off to the races.
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014, 04:10:20 PM »
You should be able to let out all the pressure and take the out post off and pull the dip tube out to install a screen on it... Been there done that... it sucks but sometimes ya gots to do what ya gots to do.

I did that once and it is a PITA. It was was one of the last straws that sent me running to fruit purees.
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014, 04:33:02 PM »
Thanks guys. Sure screen actually worked pretty well. And its not a half bad tasting beer.

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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2014, 08:53:09 PM »
You could start a new trend with "fruit floaties"- sorta like a beer version of bubble-tea. :D
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2014, 09:01:44 PM »
You could start a new trend with "fruit floaties"- sorta like a beer version of bubble-tea. :D

Just call it "Grovestand" or "Homestyle". I never understood how some people could want to chew their OJ before they swallow it, but some of them must drink beer, too. Right?
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2014, 12:25:24 PM »
You could start a new trend with "fruit floaties"- sorta like a beer version of bubble-tea. :D

Just call it "Grovestand" or "Homestyle". I never understood how some people could want to chew their OJ before they swallow it, but some of them must drink beer, too. Right?

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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2014, 01:47:28 PM »
keith - don't you have gloves?
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Re: Mango floaties in corny keg
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2014, 04:03:42 PM »
keith - don't you have gloves?

Yeah, I just don't like sticking my hands in beer I plan on drinking. I'm weird that way. Did it anyway though.

Also was worried I couldn't see the dip tube for fear of the beer, but it was actually pretty easy. First time putting sure screen on dip tube under level of beer.