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Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:06 pm

Some pictures of my kegerator whilst carbonating my IPA

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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 pm

Sorry for these multiple postings!
Was done somehow by the app.
Can an admin please delete the other ones?


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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby ibbones » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:48 pm

Wow...that looks great!!! :beer:
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:06 pm

Thanks very much!
A picture of the ready IPAImage

It will clear more, this is directly after carbonation


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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby Runningman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:47 am

Hi Marco
Really nice set up similar to my own. If you dont mind me asking whats the Quick Carb bit of kit about.
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby Onthebrew » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:42 am

good choice of beers there too!
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Runningman wrote:Hi Marco
Really nice set up similar to my own. If you dont mind me asking whats the Quick Carb bit of kit about.
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Hi,

it is the quick carb devise from Blichmann. https://www.blichmannengineering.com/products/quickcarb
Essentially it circulates the beer out of the keg through the pump and a carbonation stone back into the keg.
You adjust the pressure of Co2 according to a carbonation chart and temperature of the beer.
Once you have reached the desired carbonation level the beer is ready to drink.
Time approx. 45 to 60 minutes.

It comes from factory with the corny connectors, so plug and play.
I had to modify mine to fit my 30l A-Type slim kegs.

Hope this helps
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:09 pm

Onthebrew wrote:good choice of beers there too!



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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby IPA » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:56 pm

If you want bright beer from the start you could try this float take off. One word of warning use a spare gas in tube DO NOT shorten the beer out tube as it is very difficult to find a replacement and very expensive if you can.

Ever since I started using Cornies I have been very disappointed with the clarity of the beer except for the last couple of pints before the keg is empty.
It has become such an obsession that lately I have considered ditching the cornies and going back to plastic. Knowing that the problem is due to sediment being sucked up the beer out tube even if it is shortened. As a last ditch attempt I researched various ways of dispensing by means of a float take off the same as used in King Keg top tap barrels and came up with this solution.
https://www.balliihoo.co.uk/beer-float- ... p-478.html
Coupled with a gas in tube instead of the long beer out tube by a 60 cm length of silicone courtesy of the Malt miller https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... -6-5mm-id/
It looks like this when assembled.



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I have tried it with plain water in the cornie and it works. Yesterday I filled a cornie with beer fitted with the float and when it is conditioned I will post my findings :?: can't find a fingers crossed smilie :fingx: thubmb Please note the gas in post shown is for photo purposes only. When used it is a beer out post
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:27 pm

Thanks for the tip.

I work with 30l A-Type slim kegs.
The beer in the picture came out of the tap 5 minutes after I finished the carbonation .
That is why it appears so cloudy.

I will take another picture over the weekend, it will have cleared a lot.


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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby mashy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:36 pm

Floating take out is a good idea.

I found CO2 line pipe is very mouldable when hot. Used boiling water and a coat hanger to fashion a u bend and installed. Worked for me.
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:54 am

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A bit more difficult with my setup.

My kegs have this conical like space under the spear. This seems to be enough to keep the settlements out of the beer.

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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby mashy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:02 am

They are very nice - what volume are they?
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby marcobock » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:46 am

mashy wrote:They are very nice - what volume are they?


30 liters.
I get 8 of them in my Kegerator :beerbang:
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Re: Kegerator

Unread postby Onthebrew » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:56 am

Inspired by this I am thinking at having a go myself. Originally I was thinking of getting the mango jack kegerator ready to go, but as I already have a fridge, gas, regulator, tubling etc, I guess all I need are taps and shanks and a manifold maybe.

The Mrs reacted with an interesting mix of fear and humour when informed her I’d be drilling 4 one inch holes in the corny fridge. Given my DIY skills pretty much only extend to putting up a few curtail rails, how easy a job is it? Seems easy enough, what should I be wary of?

The fridge is only a year old and was bought new, hence my wife’s misgivings( that and my suspect diy skills)
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