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Posted in thread: Root beer keg reuse on 08-08-2014 at 11:45 AM
Yes, I replaced the tubing when I replaced the orings. I replaced all of the other parts last
night in the keg, and I took the diptube out to clean it with my new brush - that made a
difference. I tes...
Posted in thread: Root beer keg reuse on 08-07-2014 at 12:20 PM
I jumped the gun :) I decided to test it again this morning and there's a slight hint, so I'm
going to dismantle the keg tonight and replace the poppets, orings around the dip tube and gas
tube and cl...
Posted in thread: Root beer keg reuse on 08-07-2014 at 12:47 AM
I'm happy to report that I took the QD apart and replaced the oring. I also found the small
plastic piece that fit inside the spring smelled like root beer. I didn't have this piece, so I
replaced it ...
Posted in thread: Root beer keg reuse on 08-06-2014 at 08:00 PM
Thanks everyone. I bought everything I needed today at lunch. I also learned that there is a
replaceable oring inside of the QD. I didn't realize that so I bought one of those as well. The
lhbs seems ...
Posted in thread: Root beer keg reuse on 08-06-2014 at 10:07 AM
Thanks! So I'm going to order a couple more poppets, orings for the dip tube and gas in tube,
and a dip tube brush. Hopefully after replacing this, the root beer taste/smell will be gone.
Surely I wou...
Posted in thread: Root beer keg reuse on 08-06-2014 at 01:17 AM
The only thing I did for the dip tube was run hot water through it and sanitizer. What's a good
way to clean it? Mine has a bend in it, so I'm not sure what kind of brush to use if there is
such a thi...
Posted in thread: Root beer keg reuse on 08-06-2014 at 12:16 AM
All,I think I messed up. I had a root beer keg that I was going to reuse for beer. I replaced
the o-rings (large and both on the in and out connectors), but I neglected to replace the oring
in the pop...
Posted in thread: Misreading between hydrometer and refractometer on 07-28-2014 at 11:21 AM
Thanks. I played around with that site, and according to it my fg should be around 1.020. I
called it at 1.025 and put the vanilla bean in there instead of repitching. Thanks!
Posted in thread: Misreading between hydrometer and refractometer on 07-27-2014 at 05:13 PM
All,I've got a beer in the fermenter that BS says it should be complete around 1.017. The
estimated original was 1.072, but I hit 1.062 (the style is within 10 points I believe for a
Porter). So, in m...
Posted in thread: Big wine thief and smaller bucket on 07-26-2014 at 03:30 PM
Will a turkey baster pull enough sample in one draw to fill the hydrometer jar?