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Steve Huddle (68.1.174.3)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 12:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has anybody tried one of these? It allows you to mount a faucent on a ball lock liquid out fitting. How would you adjust the PSI to eliminate foaming?
 

Connie (12.77.144.13)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 02:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ball lock kegs have a pressure relief valve w/pull ring.
I have one of these. It's just OK, I'd rather use a cobra tap, not as messy.
 

Greg Harris (204.27.149.60)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 06:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've only tried it once and it worked great.I adjusted the output of the co2 tank by turning the co2 botttle on all the way and adjusting the screw on the regulator to where i liked it.It did drip a little, i've never tried the cobra tap but will over Christmas to see how it works.
 

Skotrat (24.61.120.214)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 02:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Now,

Do you mean one of these???

corny tap

C'ya!

-Scott
 

Marlon Lang (68.18.117.117)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought one from B3for my pin-lock kegs. Works fine, but the pressure drop from keg pressure to glass is taken all at once rather than gradually along a hose, so you may find that your pour has too much foam.
 

Skotrat (24.61.120.214)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Now,

That sounds like an over carb issue to me Marlon...

C'ya!

-Scott
 

Michael (69.132.111.174)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 08:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skot - nice...where did you pick that up?
 

Steve Huddle (68.1.174.3)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's it Skot. Mine seems to foam no matter what pressure I try or what the carb level is. How do you set yours?
 

Kentucky Dan (67.32.185.67)
Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 10:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Try dropping all of the pressure off, and then using the portabel co2 units to just put enough co2 to get it out of the keg. We usually have good results.

There is also a different faucet adapter that is made slightly different sold from Foxx retailers.

Kentucky dan
 

Chuck Denofrio (64.135.203.54)
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 04:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Scott, you made that didn't you! Fess up.:}
 

Marlon Lang (68.18.116.209)
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ney Ney, Skot.

I've tried it both ways on the same keg. Correct pour with cobra head or tap at the end of 4' hose; too much head using just the tap on the fitting. This is not to say that it is unacceptable, but a cask ale should not have 2 inches of foam.
 

Skotrat (24.61.120.214)
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Now,

I picked up the shank and tap at Superior Products.

The liquid out cornie adapter screws right into it..

Total cost was less than $20. I carb low and I serve all beers with mixed gas. Always open up the faucet full open... Partially opening will cause it to foam.

Never over carb

Works great.

C'ya!

-Scott
 

Patrick C. Smith (207.69.137.36)
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Scott: I am just setting up a mixed gas system. What advice would you give? Do you use a stone every time as others have mentioned? How long does a cylinder last? My original pressure was 1500 psi and already it is down to 1000!!! And I am not there as yet as far carbonation and the right mixture. How long does it take to gas it up correctly without using a stone and without rocking the cylinder. It has been about 3 plus days and I am not there yet. My stout faucet hasn't arrived yet so I am now working with a creamer faucet. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

Skotrat (24.61.120.214)
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 11:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Now,

I carb to 1.1 volumes Co2 per 5 gallon keg.

I then serve at 32f-40f at about 30-40psi depending on the beer...

If you are dropping pressure that fast on a tank you have a leak. I also do not leave the gas on the tanks when I am not drinking...

I go through about one 20 pound Co2 cyl and one Mixed gas cyl per year....

I easily brew my 200 gallon per year share...

I do not use a stone. I hit the new kegs once a day with 40 psi of Co2 until they are at the desired carb level...

Hope that this helps.

C'ya!

-Scott
 

Patrick C. Smith (65.58.145.74)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 12:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey now Scott: thanks....but how does one know when you reach 1.1 volume of CO2 at which point you switch to the Mixed gas cylinder. My normal CO2 method was to set the regulator to 30 psi for 48 hours and then I would turn it down to a serving pressure. I had no idea of actual volume of CO2 but this seemed to work out ok. Please advise.

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