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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-10-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By JuanMoore
Hah! For some reason I assumed that the keg was...

Hah! For some reason I assumed that the keg was acting this way immediately, not after already serving the first 3 gal just fine, which also would have been a dead giveaway. And FWIW the hops were...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-08-2014, 03:41 AM
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Posted By JuanMoore
Two most likely causes are an ill fitting poppet...

Two most likely causes are an ill fitting poppet or liquid side diptube. Sometimes parts get switched between kegs, and while they may appear to fit, they can be off just enough to cause problems...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By JuanMoore
Ah, I seem to have poor reading comprehension...

Ah, I seem to have poor reading comprehension today.

OP, are you opening the faucet all the way immediately? Have you checked to see if there's any rough plastic edges inside the faucet from the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By JuanMoore
Your flow rate is slow enough now that longer...

Your flow rate is slow enough now that longer lines aren't likely to change things much. It's likely the faucet, shank, and/or line leading up to the faucet being warmer than the beer in the keg. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By JuanMoore
Might be too late, but you should be aware that...

Might be too late, but you should be aware that barrier and poly lines have slightly lower resistance than vinyl. This means that you might need to make your lines slightly longer to get the same...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By JuanMoore
It's your vinyl beer line leaching chemicals into...

It's your vinyl beer line leaching chemicals into the beer. You can pour the first few ounces of every drinking session down the drain, or replace your vinyl lines with barrier or polyethylene...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By JuanMoore
Because your Spartan kegs started out life as...

Because your Spartan kegs started out life as ball lock kegs, and someone replaced the post fittings with pin lock fittings at some point. You're right though, not every used keg that has pin lock...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By JuanMoore
There's no reason you can't carb all of your...

There's no reason you can't carb all of your beers to the same level. I carb everything to 2.5 vol myself, and use only one pressure for everything. If you try different carb levels without...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By JuanMoore
FWIW the carbonic acid produced from carbonation...

FWIW the carbonic acid produced from carbonation doesn't always go away when the carbonation is reduced. Overcarbonation can result in excess carbonic acid and a harsh metallic flavor.

I'm not...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By JuanMoore
Pin lock kegs are slightly shorter and fatter,...

Pin lock kegs are slightly shorter and fatter, while ball locks are slightly taller and thinner. That's about the only practical difference that could have an impact on your set-up. I use ball...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By JuanMoore
Bubbles/gas pockets forming in the lines can only...

Bubbles/gas pockets forming in the lines can only be from one of two causes. Since the bubbles in your line aren't continuous and take a few minutes to reform after a pour, that narrows it down to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By JuanMoore
Typically there would be beer leaking from those...

Typically there would be beer leaking from those parts. They could leak CO2 if the keg was empty, or missing the liquid side diptube, or if they were connected to the wrong post. If you have beer...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By JuanMoore
Just wanted you to be aware that it's going to...

Just wanted you to be aware that it's going to result in over 3.5 vol of carbonation, which is really really high. If that's what you're going for, you're going to need to serve your beer near...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-30-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By JuanMoore
That's likely going to result in a foamy...

That's likely going to result in a foamy overcarbonated mess for a variety of reasons. Measuring your sugar by weight rather than volume is much more accurate. Depending on the type and coarseness...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By JuanMoore
I used the same size box, and put the outlet in...

I used the same size box, and put the outlet in the back. Plenty of room that way.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By JuanMoore
That's one of the popular methods to deal with an...

That's one of the popular methods to deal with an overcarbed keg. I should have mentioned that it's also easy to tell which issue it is. If the bubbles/pockets in the line form almost immediately...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By JuanMoore
The bolded part is a dead give-away. The only...

The bolded part is a dead give-away. The only two things that can cause this are the beer being overcarbed in relation to the serving pressure (your attempt to turn the pressure down would just make...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By JuanMoore
That and it only registers flow if it's higher...

That and it only registers flow if it's higher than 0.5 Lpm, which is much more than the vast majority of CO2 leaks, defeating the intended purpose in this case.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By JuanMoore
No easy way that I know of to determine the carb...

No easy way that I know of to determine the carb level. Luckily if you degas too much, it will come back to your desired level after a couple days on the gas. You'll need to vent several times,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By JuanMoore
Your serving pressure at that temperature is for...

Your serving pressure at that temperature is for a beer carbed to ~2.47 vol. Not sure what your room temp was while carbing, but the temperature that matches that carb level at 30 psi is 73. If it...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-23-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 95,585
Posted By JuanMoore
It's the F4 setting, and IIRC you'd set it to...

It's the F4 setting, and IIRC you'd set it to +1.7 to get it to read 1.7 higher. Before you do that though, your controller might not be as far off as you think. Those stick on thermometers are...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By JuanMoore
It's possible, but it's much more likely your...

It's possible, but it's much more likely your serving pressure being lower than the carb level. When it's just a temperature issue, usually not enough of the beer is warmed up enough to release...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By JuanMoore
It's not so much beer receding from the faucet as...

It's not so much beer receding from the faucet as it is CO2 forming a pocket of gas in the line at the highest point. This is usually an indication that your serving pressure doesn't match the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,804
Posted By JuanMoore
Not sure either way is more popular, plenty of...

Not sure either way is more popular, plenty of people using each method. If you're really gentle racking, and ferment relatively cool, there will be nearly 1.0 vol in residual carbonation, so it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,804
Posted By JuanMoore
Yes, it shows the equilibrium pressure. You can...

Yes, it shows the equilibrium pressure. You can carb with beer gas, but unless you're using a carb stone it takes a lot longer to reach equilibrium than with CO2, and as you mentioned it's also more...
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