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Old 02-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Has any one used The Carbonater?

Can you hook it up to a ball lock quick disconnect?

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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I use it to force carb a sample of beer at kegging time. It simply connects to your ball lock gas disconnect. Works fairly well, but mine doesn't hold pressure worth a damn over time.

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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I found that it doesn't properly fit some of the newer-type soda bottles with the smaller caps.

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That's kind of what I figured. I can't get them it to seat all the way on the threads and carbonation seeps out the bottom edge.

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Old 02-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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I haven't had a problem with it. The main leakage I get is at the top where the o ring is, and I just add a layer of teflon tape to stop that. Since I only make 2 liters or less at a time, I usually don't need to worry about keeping the carbonation because nothing remains after.

Most often, I just use a 12 ounce plastic bottle and carbonate water (or beer, or juice) and don't even consider needing anything to save.

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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Mine leaks a fair bit. Quite a few bottles don't fit the threads quite right & the ball lock connector leaks a lot as well.

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I got it the next day. So far so good. no leaks, just carbed pop

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um... forgive me for not knowing what Im talking about but I have a question. In addition to "the carbonator" what else do i need to force carb. The only thing I'll be doinng is 2L bottles of root beer.

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um... forgive me for not knowing what Im talking about but I have a question. In addition to "the carbonator" what else do i need to force carb. The only thing I'll be doinng is 2L bottles of root beer.
CO2 tank, regulator, gas line & gas quick disconnect (and bottles/screwcaps, of course).
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