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Old 10-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #11
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It won't really carb noticeably faster bubbling through the dip tube unless you put a diffusing stone on the end of it to create smaller bubbles. The increase in surface area is very very small without it and it might carb all the way in 19 days instead of 21. In other words, it's not worth messing around with the disconnects. I suppose if you use all flare connections, it's not that big of a deal.

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Old 10-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #12
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I enjoy the bubbling noises. I don't need your anti dip tube carbonation snobbery.

on that note though, I don't use a diffusion stone, and just end up switching my gas and liquid disconnects around on the MFLs I have on my distributor lines and on my beer lines once I am done carbonating it.

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:03 PM   #13
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Make sure you have a check valve in-line, if your going to carb thru the dip-tube. You can back beer up the line and damage your regulators!!

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #14
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Make sure you have a check valve in-line, if your going to carb thru the dip-tube. You can back beer up the line and damage your regulators!!
Heh, if you suck at filling kegs as much as I do, most of the time you can back beer up through the gas line too...(I really need a better method then, "uh, I think it's full enough", or "it's overflowing now, definitely full enough").
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #15
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Heh, if you suck at filling kegs as much as I do, most of the time you can back beer up through the gas line too...(I really need a better method then, "uh, I think it's full enough", or "it's overflowing now, definitely full enough").
Are you doing something other than racking from carboy to the keg?
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Are you doing something other than racking from carboy to the keg?
Nope.

With the starsan foam, it's tricky to see how full the keg is. I typically have at least 5.5 gal in my carboy, so I can make sure I get a "full" keg. As a result, I often, (usually?) fill past the gas dip tube.
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Nope.

With the starsan foam, it's tricky to see how full the keg is. I typically have at least 5.5 gal in my carboy, so I can make sure I get a "full" keg. As a result, I often, (usually?) fill past the gas dip tube.


OH!! ROFL, I get it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #18
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All foam & flat still, but I now realize that its only been 9 days since I replaced the leaky keg.

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All foam & flat still, but I now realize that its only been 9 days since I replaced the leaky keg.
If you're getting foam, it makes me think about the lines. If you're getting foamy but flat pours, it makes me think that the lines are under 6' long, perhaps way under 6'?

What kind of faucets are you using? Whatever kind they are, make sure you open the tap fully and not "pinched" to slow it down. I know if it comes blasting out, people intuitively want to slow the pour so they pinch off the faucet. But that has a garden hose effect (picture pinching the end of a garden hose and what happens to the flow!).
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:47 PM   #20
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This is what I'm using.

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