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Old 02-04-2009, 11:22 PM   #11
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They also make something called "Insta Balance" that go on the shanks. I've never used them before so I can't recommend them. Here's a link, scroll down...
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Also, I know Kegman.net and SuperProd.com sell them as well.

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Old 02-14-2009, 12:01 AM   #12
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Holy Crap...perfect pour. I just cut all my beer tubing from 9ft to 3ft after adding these plastic devices to all my dip tubes. What a quick de-clutter of my 8 keg keezer.

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Old 02-14-2009, 12:09 AM   #13
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So are you saying that you can add a couple of these to say a HW and gas up 2 or 3 kegs at "normal" pressure and the HW will be carbonated higher at the lower pressure? Interesting.

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Old 02-14-2009, 10:35 PM   #14
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interesting, I want to hear more about the $1 mixer as well as the $14 insta balance

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Old 02-14-2009, 10:43 PM   #15
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This might help your "short hose troubles". MAXODERM

Seriously though. I'm getting a few of these. This sounds like a great find for anyone out there that is serious about having the best possible beer served at the proper levels.
Great find mr. tuba.

I'm playing Rachmaninoff 2 and the tuba and bass trombone are crushing my skull

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I'm playing Rachmaninoff 2 and the tuba and bass trombone are crushing my skull
Our last concert included Mars and Jupiter (Holst). Man, was I peeling some paint off the walls. Didn't get the hand either.

Back OT. I've got a short 3 ft. line with a picnic tap on it that I use to taste samples. This is typically when I have guests and more kegs than taps. Of course, this always foams terribly. I also bought some smaller epoxy mixers, that will fit inside a 3/8" beer line. In the next couple days, I hope to very carefully put these inside the picnic tap line. This is much trickier than putting the bigger size in the dip tube as the fit is much tighter. I'm a little afraid I won't be able to push a second one in. My plan is to put three inside (they are shorter) but I may have to punt and go with two, and just put one inside each end. I'll take some more pictures when finished.
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Stuck.....

Here's the link.

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I guess im confused. You guys all use perlick taps or something similar right? I can see why you would need something if using a picnic tap, but if you are serving out of regular taps why not just buy more hose? its cheap.

I have 10' coiled sitting on top of each keg in my fridge and it came out perfect from the very first pour.

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I guess im confused. You guys all use perlick taps or something similar right? I can see why you would need something if using a picnic tap, but if you are serving out of regular taps why not just buy more hose? its cheap.

I have 10' coiled sitting on top of each keg in my fridge and it came out perfect from the very first pour.
I have a long hose system too. But I think the point here is for those who already have a system set up...to not retool everything.

Plus, this insert would make adjusting certain beers to certain finished carbonation levels, easier than using specific length hoses for certain beer styles.
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Also this is useful for a traveling setup, so you can put the tap right on the keg and still have it at 10-12PSI while serving.

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