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Old 01-21-2013, 08:54 PM   #341
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Can you use th TaD System to store non primed beer in and force carbonate one at a time as needed?
You can, although you'll use up more CO2 that way. I can prime 3+ TAD bottles for the cost of force carbonating 1 TAD bottle. I tend to reserve it for carbonating things like apple cider around the holidays.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #342
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #343
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Can you use th TaD System to store non primed beer in and force carbonate one at a time as needed?
It's my experience that it takes 16 grams of CO2 to force carb and another 16 grams to deliver. I have modified some taps (old TAD and MHD, but not new TAD) to allow forced carbonation. This way, I can drink the beer the day after I rack into the bottle. So yes, it takes more CO2, but it's only $0.66 since I bought my CO2 in bulk.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #344
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It's my experience that it takes 16 grams of CO2 to force carb and another 16 grams to deliver. I have modified some taps (old TAD and MHD, but not new TAD) to allow forced carbonation. This way, I can drink the beer the day after I rack into the bottle. So yes, it takes more CO2, but it's only $0.66 since I bought my CO2 in bulk.

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where did you buy? i have been buying from amazon but its not that cheap
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:22 AM   #345
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where did you buy? i have been buying from amazon but its not that cheap
Hmm, I was under the impression that if you bought large enough quantities, Amazon could be fairly reasonable. But I buy from Red Rock Minnesota. Used to be you had to have your calculator out when trying to find the deal on that site, but last time I looked, there were helpful hints. I haven't bought in a really long time since, when I buy, I BUY! And I sometimes have people to split with.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:42 AM   #346
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I’m having an issue where all the CO2 escapes from under the cartridge is punctured. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #347
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Found this on ebay


http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEST-CO2-CON...item257526488f

The price seems high for not including the regulator...all you get is the fittings and tube.

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Old 02-16-2013, 07:59 PM   #348
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I’m having an issue where all the CO2 escapes from under the cartridge is punctured. Any suggestions?
I presume you have the current model tap a draft that uses 16 gram cartridges? The neck shape and size of the cartridge is going to be critical on these, so I would not advise using anything except the same shape and size cartridges that came with your unit. These would be non-threaded, of course. Although I've had trouble with leaking on Miller Home Draft taps, my 'real' tap-a-draft 16 gram model has not leaked CO2. The tap will spontaniously open and dribble beer if the lock is not locked, though, so watch out for that. So although there is a difference in the way the CO2 cartridge seats in the TAD vs MHD and the TAD seems more reliable, I don't use my real TAD much anymore because at a party, you can't count on people to use the lock, and I've lost beer and it made quite a mess at times. But I digress. If you're using the appropriate cartridges and have them screwed-in tightly, you might be out of luck because the way they built these things, it doesn't look like there's any "user servicable components" in the area of the CO2 interface area.

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #349
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The price seems high for not including the regulator...all you get is the fittings and tube.
Not only that, but you take something that's uncomplicated and easy to transport/set-up to something that's, well, not so much that.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:26 PM   #350
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My biggest question about the TAD system is the following:

1. Can it be used to force carbonate a beer?
2. If so, are you better off naturally carbonating the beer and then using the CO2 to serve it?
3. If you naturally carbonate the beer and then take its cap off to put the dispensing cap on, aren't you going to lose a lot of the carbonation or because its been absorbed by the beer itself, you'd be fine?

Is there an advantage of one over the other?

Thanks in advance!

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