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Old 12-13-2012, 01:26 AM   #11
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I think you'll find some nasty funk in the poppet springs and some beer stone on the interior of the dip tubes. You should be running a stiff brush through them at least every other beer.
What do you use to clean out the dip tube?
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:17 AM   #12
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:26 AM   #13
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Any way to get my pin lock posts off without buying a special $15-$20 socket?

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:54 AM   #14
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Any way to get my pin lock posts off without buying a special $15-$20 socket?
I just used a socket laying around and cut slots in it. If you don't have one you can just go buy a cheap one. If I remember right it is a 13/16 socket but I would verify this before buying.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #15
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I don't have it in front of me but I think it's 15/16. A cutoff wheel on a dremel or angle grinder does a good job at cutting the slots.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #16
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What do you use to clean out the dip tube?
Ummm?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #17
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What do you use to clean out the dip tube?
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/dip-tube-brush.html
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #18
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Picked up tube brush set has 4 that fit tied 60# test leader easy to use and store. Harbor Freight.

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Old 12-14-2012, 02:02 AM   #19
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Absolutely disassemble, pbw and sanitize. Nothing like losing a few batches of aging brew to teach you how important it is.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:21 PM   #20
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Yup. You all were right. Took the posts off and was amazed at how much junk was in there. I'll do this in between each batch now.

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