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Old 08-27-2010, 03:57 AM   #21
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Are you going to release the pressure before adding the co2 cartridge or just screw it in? the tap-a-draft says to release pressure from natural carbonation first... I'm not sure why this is necessary... I guess they don't want the pressure in the bottle to be higher than that of the cartridge...

but... I filled mine with starsan water tonight (room temperature) and added a cartridge and the pressure feels pretty tight... I would say maybe even tighter than my plastic 16oz bottles have felt after natural carbonation... hmmm...

I don't detect any leakage despite the fact that the neck size of my cartridge is slightly smaller than the factory cartridge...

If this works well, I might buy a tap a draft system cause they have those insulated cooler carriers with handles which look pretty cool...

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Old 08-27-2010, 11:56 AM   #22
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Since I don't know much about kegging, this may be a stupid question...why wouldn't or couldn't you force card it with the co2, instead of adding priming sugar and waiting 2 weeks?

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Old 08-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #23
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is it cheaper than buying a tap-a-draft?

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Old 08-27-2010, 01:52 PM   #24
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Since I don't know much about kegging, this may be a stupid question...why wouldn't or couldn't you force card it with the co2, instead of adding priming sugar and waiting 2 weeks?
You can force carb it, and it has been done by others. It takes a couple of cartridges to do so if I recall correctly. I chose to naturally carb it because I was waiting on the beer to age a bit anyway. I don't like 'green' beer.

*Edit* After reading the Tap-A-Draft instructions it is clear that you will need 2 16g cartridges, plus another week anyway:
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2 x 8gm co2 cartridges are required to force carbonate a beverage followed by 2 x C02 cartridges to provide dispens ing pressure (after a week)

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is it cheaper than buying a tap-a-draft?
This cost $20 and came with crappy free beer, Tap-a-draft is over $50.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:08 PM   #25
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Are you going to release the pressure before adding the co2 cartridge or just screw it in? the tap-a-draft says to release pressure from natural carbonation first... I'm not sure why this is necessary... I guess they don't want the pressure in the bottle to be higher than that of the cartridge...
Here is a link to the TAD instructions. The instructions go into pretty good detail about what to do once it has been naturally carbed. Basically stick it in the fridge for a day or so, then yes, release the pressure, then screw in the CO2.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:54 PM   #26
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I think I've got to find some chumps to help me down one of these so I can put my "Not So Strong Ale" (1.050 OG instead of 1.065, this is what happens when you wait 9-10 months between brews) in it.

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Old 08-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #27
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Dude, nice job on the vids. I can't wait to see the results. My BIL is a devout Coors Light drinker. He'll love it if I buy him the beer and I'll get to keep the container .

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Old 08-27-2010, 07:44 PM   #28
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Excellent stuff. I've been thinking about snagging a T-A-D for bringing brew on the road (working on a mobile kegerator as well, but concerned about the volume of sediment kicked up for trips when there's not enough time to let the beer settle back out) so this might be just what the doctor ordered. I'm assuming that there'd be no issue in transferring already carbed beer via a BMBF or similar, then charging with CO2 to dispense?

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Ubermick I'm trying that tonight, I'll let you know how it works.

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Nice one, Seaner - let us know.

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