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John Stewart
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Username: Stewbrew

Post Number: 10
Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently purchased a .5 micron carb stone from Northern Brewer and was hoping to be able to use it to force carb my corny kegs. The stone has a 1/4 barb and I was hoping to clamp a 1/4 hose from the stone to the CO2 in line inside the keg. The hose would be long enough to submerge the stone in beer for a 5 gal batch. This would allow me to force carb the beer, but Iím worried about how to push the beer out with CO2 if the carb stone is connected to it. I have heard itís not good for the carb stone to have CO2 run through it when itís not submerged. Is this true or could I push beer out of the corny with the carb stone on top? If I use a long piece of hose and put the stone towards the bottom of the corny and push CO2 through the stone will this cause the beer to come out over carbonated. I have heard that your can buy corny lids with the carb stone attachment. If this is my only option has anyone tried to rig one up. Iím hoping for any ideas, thanks.

Chris Storey
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Username: Stuts

Post Number: 38
Registered: 07-2004
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I have used the same carbonation stone. My beer has never over carbonated with the stone. My hose goes all the way to the bottom. I have seen those corny lids with the stone attachment. Pricey. If you want one, I am sure you could put one together a lot cheaper.

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