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Old 02-16-2009, 04:50 PM   #21
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this insert would make adjusting certain beers to certain finished carbonation levels, easier than using specific length hoses for certain beer styles.
This makes sense.


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Old 02-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #22
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It seems to me that even after you have 10' lines per faucet, you'll eventually replace them. When I do, it will be 3' per faucet, just enough to go from the keg to faucet and then a 18" piece of 1/8" ID tubing inside the diptube. I'm pretty sure that was a successful way of adding resistance and the price is about the same.


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Old 02-17-2009, 03:19 PM   #23
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OK, I tried two (all I had) of the smaller inserts in a 3/8 beer line hooked to a picnic tap and a disconnect. The results were mixed. The total beer line length was only about 2.5 ft. My test beer was a keg at cellar temp (52 F). While the pour was nice and slow, it did foam more than I cared for. I think the major reason was that you still need some back pressure from a length of hose after the inserts. When I opened the tap, the inserts moved about 8 in. down the tubing making this problem worse. I could see the bubbles forming around the inserts. So it appears as though there is a minimum length of beer line that will be needed after the insert. Of course the beer being relatively warm I'm sure made this issue worse. I'll have to try it on a colder keg.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #24
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Does this work well with one of those adapters that just connect a faucet to a keg QD? I've never used one of those out of fear of foaming from hell so I usually use a 5 ft line with a picnic tap if it's being served outside of a kegerator.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:04 PM   #25
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I don't know, but based on my finding last night with the picnic tap line, it will definitely pour slower, but you'll still get foam, maybe less than without, but still foam. Granted my test with the picnic line was not the best (everything "warm"). For a Keg QD set up, Bobby M's idea of using 1/8 in ID tubing (3/8" OD?) instead of the epoxy insert, might work better as I suspect it might offer less foam forming spots.

Someone with one of the keg QD ought to try this for us.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:55 PM   #26
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See below, post #22

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:07 PM   #27
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Just dropped two of these in my dip tube. Great pour. I will probably try one next time because I think it is pouring a little too slow, but now I can drink the beer that comes from my keg.

42*F - 10 PSI - 3/16" lines - 5ft long for those who care.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:07 PM   #28
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:33 PM   #29
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I just ordered 4, this will help me out a ton!
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I think these things would be a nice compliment to the BMBF process.



 
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