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Offline bonjour

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Re: Never keg'd before,
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2009, 08:28:25 PM »
Thinking about pulling the trigger on a keg system soon.  Question though:  Can you just put the CO2 canister into the fridge along with the kegs or is it necessary to keep it outside of the fridge for temperature reasons?  I can probably convince my wife to get a cheap fridge to put in the garage however I'm not sure that I could make a convincing argument for drilling holes in the side of it.
shhhhh,  you gotta keep the CO2 on the outside, that way you will have more room on the inside for kegs, I mean her stuff!!!

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Re: Never keg'd before,
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2009, 08:47:02 PM »
Can you just put the CO2 canister into the fridge along with the kegs
I do keep my CO2 tank in the fridge.
One bad thing is that I never know when I run out of CO2.
I get no warnings and then I am out.
If you keep your tank in room temp the regulator should show you that you are close to be empty.

So the regulator isn't accurate when it's refrigerated?  That makes sense.  How do you know though that your beers are getting the correct pressure if that's the case though?
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Re: Never keg'd before,
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2009, 08:48:52 PM »

shhhhh,  you gotta keep the CO2 on the outside, that way you will have more room on the inside for kegs, I mean her stuff!!!

Fred

Well, I'll work on the arguments after I figure out what I'm trying to achieve  ;)
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Re: Never keg'd before,
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2009, 09:37:26 PM »
So the regulator isn't accurate when it's refrigerated?  That makes sense.  How do you know though that your beers are getting the correct pressure if that's the case though?
the regulator is accurate but the actual pressure in the tank falls with temp to the point tat you would know you are running out of gas.  You will still get the warning but the tank will only last for for a few pours once you see  the pressure is dipping.

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Re: Never keg'd before,
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2009, 05:42:29 AM »
You will still get the warning but the tank will only last for for a few pours once you see  the pressure is dipping.

Absolutely! And a good reason to have a second tank of C02!
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Re: Never keg'd before,
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2009, 12:43:08 PM »
So the regulator isn't accurate when it's refrigerated?  That makes sense.  How do you know though that your beers are getting the correct pressure if that's the case though?
Yes regulator is O.K. and you are getting correct pressure.
I agree with bonjour I just can never catch it when my tank is getting low.
I was thinking about secondary CO2 tank.
I can exchange my tank 6 days a week but I did not do it yet.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2009, 12:45:53 PM by Thirsty_Monk »
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