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duck911 05-06-2012 09:21 PM

Rubber needle valve for carbonator cap?
 
Hi all,

For ease of transport, taking beer from the kegorator in the boat, to parties, etc I use these hommade carbonation caps:

http://home.comcast.net/~duck911/carbcap.jpg

The Schrader valves are ~$1.25 each and a cap takes 10 seconds drill a hole in and set up. It works pretty slick - picnic tap the beer right into the bottle at a low PSI, squeeze the small amount of foam out until there is zero headspace, and tighten down the cap. Then blow 15 pounds CO2 into the bottle with a tire chuck that's hooked up to the CO2. Shake slightly to replace some of the lost carbonation and the beer is perfectly bottled.

I was considering a cheaper solution though, and saw this webpage:

http://www.fizzgiz.com/DIYSodaMaker.htm

I have found the ball valves for $7/20 here:

http://basketball.epicsports.com/prod/3954/index.html

And, they'd be much less obtrusive and far cheaper.

Anyone ever try this?

--Duck911


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