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Old 09-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #31
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Why not use a spunding type valve to keep the pressure at 100psi while you fill the keg? That would keep the Co2 in solution.

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:09 AM   #32
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Where did you get a 1/8" tail piece or MFL fitting? Or did you use something else?

I am hoping to use MFL fittings on the line so I can swap it out easily.
I use a 1/8" MFL. I got it through one of the distributors... I have a commercial account. I haven't really seen anyone else carry them.

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Why not use a spunding type valve to keep the pressure at 100psi while you fill the keg? That would keep the Co2 in solution.
I thought about that. At this point my whole tank is full of seltzer... I use seltzer to push also... so the tank never empties.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:22 AM   #33
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One thing that you might think about is just eliminating the keg. When I first start my system up and it is still warm we just pour the soda over ice. The soda water stay carbed about the same as Poland springs. One thing is I run the Co2 inlet pressure at 120psi.

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:29 AM   #34
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One thing that you might think about is just eliminating the keg. When I first start my system up and it is still warm we just pour the soda over ice. The soda water stay carbed about the same as Poland springs. One thing is I run the Co2 inlet pressure at 120psi.
I thought about that. But we are regularly out of ice... we don't have an automated ice maker.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:25 AM   #35
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I am still slowly planning my system and I had an idea.

Do you think I could get the same result by having a soda keg with tap water on one terminal and feed the output to a carbonator pump that is in a keezer with the soda keg? That way the keg would be at a lower pressure and I could also have cold tap water on hand as well as cold soda water. I would have to really control humidity in the keezer, but I plan on putting the pump in the keezer anyway since I plan to put my keezer outdoors and do not want to expose my pump to the outdoor environment in Texas.

What do you think?

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I am still slowly planning my system and I had an idea.

Do you think I could get the same result by having a soda keg with tap water on one terminal and feed the output to a carbonator pump that is in a keezer with the soda keg? That way the keg would be at a lower pressure and I could also have cold tap water on hand as well as cold soda water. I would have to really control humidity in the keezer, but I plan on putting the pump in the keezer anyway since I plan to put my keezer outdoors and do not want to expose my pump to the outdoor environment in Texas.

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Would work... but the problem is that the carbonator has a tank which will still warm up to room temperature.
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Honestly the best way to cool your soda water is either with a cold plate or a flash chiller. If you don't have the soda coming out at 32 deg or so it is going to loose your carbonation, One thing that you could use is a motorless carbinator that way you could have 5 gallons of soda water on hand at any time.

http://www.beverageequipmentco.com/home_soda_system.htm

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Would work... but the problem is that the carbonator has a tank which will still warm up to room temperature.
Actually, I was planning on putting the carbonator pump (and tank) in the freezer. The reason is that the keezer is going to be outside and I do not want bugs, dust, and critters messing with the pump.
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are you going to keep the freezer above freezing temps? If not the water will freeze

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are you going to keep the freezer above freezing temps? If not the water will freeze
Yes, I plan on keeping it between 34 an 36. In the winter I plan to cover the taps with a foam box and put a small plumbers strip heater in there for nights below freezing. Where I live it only freezes maybe a couple weeks a year.
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