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Old 04-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #951
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What do you do with the bottles before filling? Mine is saniter/ice bath. Freezing cold. Brrr
Usually nothing and everything went just fine, but this time (due to foaming issues) I put them in freezer and it didn't help..
There has to be some catch, I am suspecting on pressure/line length.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #952
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Usually nothing and everything went just fine, but this time (due to foaming issues) I put them in freezer and it didn't help..
There has to be some catch, I am suspecting on pressure/line length.
Could try long hose. I like my 8' hose. Experimentation is part of the fun of brewing.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:56 AM   #953
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I did not freeze any of the bottles I did (+/- 110 bottles in 2 nights). I used a 10' line the first night and it foamed like crazy. The second night, I switched to a 5' line and they filled perfectly. Both nights my kegs were purged and the regulator was set at 3psi, it does take some experimentation.

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:02 AM   #954
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My beer line is ~16 inches, set reg to 1-2 psi, purge the keg and fill into frozen bottles. If I get a bit of foam, just fill until the liquid reaches the top then stop. Once the filler tube is removed the headspace is perfect. Cap after every 2 bottles to avoid any foam buildup

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:50 AM   #955
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My beer line is ~16 inches, set reg to 1-2 psi, purge the keg and fill into frozen bottles.
Huh?!? Did you just say your beer line is barely a foot and a half long???
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Huh?!? Did you just say your beer line is barely a foot and a half long???
I think the ~ means +/- 12 inches.
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Sorry I should not have guessed, it's actually 17 inches, total. This is used for filling bottles or glasses. I don't have any longer lines

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Sorry I should not have guessed, it's actually 17 inches, total. This is used for filling bottles or glasses. I don't have any longer lines
You need a real beer line ...
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:30 AM   #959
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You need a real beer line ...
Really why is that. My Hef will pour 20oz in about 30 secs with 1/2 in. of head and is perfectly carb'd

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For anyone looking for Perlick 525ss fitting, I found one that works. I had purchased one that turned out to be too large for my 525ss taps. That particular model had black o-rings. The one that fits has red o-rings and can be purchased on ebay. I tried it and it fit w/o any leaking. The one at homebrewing.org turned out to be too large. They gladly took it back and are still one of my favorite vendors for keg stuff.
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