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907_fellow 11-04-2012 04:52 PM

New co2 set-up
 
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Just got an order in the mail last week from farmhousebrewsupply so I figured I would show everyone my new set-up.

I got a 8-way distribution manifold to split my 12 psi up amongst my cornies. Attachment 82387

I also moved my co2 tank outside and put some quick disconnects on the line for changing the tank. Attachment 82388

And here she sits... Need to quit drinkin so fast/brew more beer to fill this damn thing up!
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OldWorld 11-04-2012 05:01 PM

Great...now all you need is a firkin to complete the setup :)

907_fellow 11-04-2012 05:07 PM

A firkin huh? Had to google that one...
1. A small wooden barrel or covered vessel.
2. Any of several British units of capacity, usually equal to about 1/4 of a barrel or 9 gallons (34 liters).

For what?

Golddiggie 11-04-2012 05:13 PM

Looks like you need a bigger tank... Those 5# tanks?? Go for a 20# CO2 tank. :rockin:

IMO, the disconnect on the CO2 feed, IMO, is unnecessary. Especially since you have a shutoff on the regulator gas out.

907_fellow 11-04-2012 06:14 PM

Ya I had em Layin around so I figured I would throw the disconnects on.

As for the 20lb bottle, I would love to go that route, however I'm in Alaska, and kinda remote at that. My options for bottle swap are limited. They always have lots of 5lbs, never any 10lbs or 20lbs, then they have the huge like 50lb and 100lb bottles. So I'm stuck with 5lbs. But they don't do too bad, I can live with em.

Golddiggie 11-04-2012 07:05 PM

If those are the choices, I'd seriously look into/think about going with a 50# tank. As long as they swap it out, you're good. Even if it takes you 1-2 years (or more) to go through it, the cost per pound of CO2 will be much lower. They might even deliver it to you. :rockin:

You can use the small tanks for other things. Like sealing the kegs, pushing cleaning solution, etc. Just get another regulator and you're set. :D

907_fellow 11-04-2012 07:25 PM

Ya ya I'm thinking about it! I feel like I could spend that 3 or 4 hundred bucks on better brewing stuff at this point (like a fermentation chamber) rather then buying a big metal tank. I'm lookin into to it though. One day I will have the biggest co2 tank for a keezer on the homebrewtalk forum!

Golddiggie 11-04-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by 907_fellow (Post 4558218)
Ya ya I'm thinking about it! I feel like I could spend that 3 or 4 hundred bucks on better brewing stuff at this point (like a fermentation chamber) rather then buying a big metal tank. I'm lookin into to it though. One day I will have the biggest co2 tank for a keezer on the homebrewtalk forum!

Maybe... :D I have a 20# connected to my brew fridge that only holds 4 2.5 or 3 gallon kegs. If/when I get/make a keezer I'll probably go with the larger tank size (50-100#) depending on availability and if they'll deliver it to where I am AND bring it into the basement (where the keezer will be)...

907_fellow 11-04-2012 08:15 PM

Maybe I will look for a 500 pound bulk tank to throw outside. We use those a lot around here for propane and heating oil for homes outside city limits. That would be badass. Lifetime supply.

Golddiggie 11-04-2012 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by 907_fellow (Post 4558330)
Maybe I will look for a 500 pound bulk tank to throw outside. We use those a lot around here for propane and heating oil for homes outside city limits. That would be badass. Lifetime supply.

Do they even make the tanks that big that people can get?


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