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Old 04-30-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default DIY Corny Keg Carbonation Lid

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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How well does it work?
Is the aerator heavy enough to sink to the bottom, or does it float?
Do you do anything special to carbonate? Shake, swirl, lay down, stand up?

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:11 AM   #3
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And most importantly, full parts list. Looks like a good idea.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:55 AM   #4
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Nice job! I just secured the tubing to the gas diptube for mine since I'm too cheap to buy an extra gas post.

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How well does it work?
Is the aerator heavy enough to sink to the bottom, or does it float?
Do you do anything special to carbonate? Shake, swirl, lay down, stand up?
I used silicone tubing for mine, but it should work the same as the OPs. The airstone is pretty heavy and sinks to the bottom. To carbonate with an airstone most people chill to serving temp, set the pressure to 4-5 psi, and then turn it up ~1psi every hour until it's at the desired serving pressure. Takes about a day to fully carbonate. No shaking or agitation. Some people also just use the set and forget method with the airstone
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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A day? Interesting.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Nice job! I just secured the tubing to the gas diptube for mine since I'm too cheap to buy an extra gas post.
With it secured to the gas diptube, do you have any problem dispensing the beer. I dont think it should effect it but want to make sure
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #7
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Haven't used it yet, need to clean it all up and have a beer ready to carb up. But I'll definitely let you know how it goes, thinking about putting some keg lube on the gasket I between the washer for some added sealing power.

Parts list from the beginning of the thread (in order):
Cornelius style gas in post
corny post adapter (homebrewstuff)
1/4" flare to 3/8" mip
SS washer, keg lid
corny post o-ring
SS washer
3/8" fip to 1/4" barb
1/4" ID hose
SS 0.5 micron diffusion stone with barb

I had everything but the post adapter so I have no clue on the price of this project

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Awesome! Thanks for the parts list. I am def. going to give this a shot.

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FYI the hole for the parts listed is 1/2"

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #10
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I also use ten gallon cornies to ferment in. I might do something similar to them to make thermo wells. Instead of silicone tubing, I'll use stainless tubing and cap the end. Thanks again, this has inspired me to think about a few new ideas!

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