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Old 09-17-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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http://www.williamsbrewing.com/BALL_...OR_P84C148.cfm


Anyone have any thoughts or experience?

I want to get in to kegging, and the idea of this and a $15 Corny are VERY tempting.

the only draw back i can think of is that you can't regulate the pressure


seems like it might be OK for a first crack at kegging...


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Old 09-17-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Those teeny little cartridges do not hold enough CO2 to properly carbonate a batch, or to even dispense a complete batch of pre-carbonated beer. They're meant as a temporary substitute so you don't have to cart around the normal bottle, regulator and hoses when you take keg away from home.

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Old 09-17-2006, 05:58 PM   #3
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A single gauge regulator and lease on a 5 lb bottle of CO2 from your local welding/gas supply shouldn't cost more than $50 or so.
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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They work great to dispense a 3 gallon keg at a picnic or party. I only need two cartridges to do a keg if I hit it with 20 lbs of CO2 before I leave.

There is no regulator, so you sqeeze the trigger valve for a one second burst and you've got dispensing. Like Yuri said, I would use a 5 lb. bottle for carbing it. It will come in handy later anyway for moving beer and sanitizer.

 
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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poop!

you guys are the best.

That's the second time you guys have stopped me from trying to go cheap...

Thanks again
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:53 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pbowler
That's the second time you guys have stopped me from trying to go cheap...
Sometimes it's pay me now or pay me later. The little charger still works great for party dispensing.




 
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:11 PM   #7
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I usually force carb with my regulator, but I've keg primed to carbonate and used my mini co2 thingy to dispense. Like others have said, they work great for parties.



 
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