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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2012, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Rooster286
@TheDawg The pressure dial should not be...

@TheDawg

The pressure dial should not be hard to turn. The other "switch" is the shutoff. It should face downward for fully open (which is what it should be). 10# of pressure should be more...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-07-2012, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Rooster286
I only have the single tower it came wtih, and I...

I only have the single tower it came wtih, and I use two picnic taps for the other two kegs in there (yes I currently have 3 ball lock kegs in there). I have a 5lb CO2 tank as well on the hump and I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-06-2012, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Rooster286
Oh one other thing, assuming you have the...

Oh one other thing, assuming you have the chilling plate free of excessive frost, I have no trouble keeping 3 kegs at 39 degrees at the lowest. If for some reason you like your beer colder, you can...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-06-2012, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Rooster286
Yes, assuming 2 kegs, you'll need new gas line,...

Yes, assuming 2 kegs, you'll need new gas line, new beer line, quick disconnects - 4 total (2 gas, 2 liquid), the proper nipple for the regulator to hook up your new gas line, a picnic tap for the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-13-2012, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Rooster286
It'll "fit" but you'll likely need to drill out...

It'll "fit" but you'll likely need to drill out the hole. The igloo has a proprietary self locking tap with some molded plastic in the hole that would need to be removed in all likelihood. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-14-2012, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Rooster286
For anyone visiting this thread in the future,...

For anyone visiting this thread in the future, this keg absolutely WILL fit 3 ball lock kegs. I just picked up a third after owning this for a while now.

Set to max with 3 kegs it hovers around...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-14-2011, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Rooster286
That's a recipe for disaster...the temperature...

That's a recipe for disaster...the temperature differential would almost certainly make the bottles explode, and if you warm things back up to room temp it'll be almost impossible to move the bottles...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2011, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Rooster286
Just a word of warning...when stove top...

Just a word of warning...when stove top pasteurizing don't do the idiotic thing I did and miraculously avoided blinding myself doing...
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Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Rooster286
I would definitely recommend having a tester...

I would definitely recommend having a tester bottle filled with room temp water and a thermometer probe in there for each batch to make sure you got the right temp. Bottle bombs are bad enough but...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Rooster286
if you're just looking for apple juice almost...

if you're just looking for apple juice almost anything you find in the store is preserved with ascorbic acid...which is fine to ferment. If you're feeling snooty you can get organic stuff from a...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2011, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Rooster286
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tVq5iMV0ZBo/To4...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tVq5iMV0ZBo/To4gUkqxAwI/AAAAAAAAH5M/F4q0MQYtkzg/s800/11%2B-%2B1

Here's a pic...looks like it'll be down to 1.016 tomorrow :D

cloudy and crashed out a buttload...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-06-2011, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Rooster286
could also scale the ratio down to a gallon or...

could also scale the ratio down to a gallon or two total volume and test for a bit cheaper :)

Once this is all gone in a couple of months, fresh press cider won't be available and I'll probably...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2011, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Rooster286
Blueberry Hard Cider (using SORBATED cider!!!)

Just wanted to pass along my success story with my first cider I made. I have a number of brew sessions under my belt for both beer and mead. The long and short of the sorbated cider was I had it...
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