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Old 06-24-2011, 04:52 AM   #101
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Thanks. I am going to test run with it in the cooler. Plan B seems to b to just drill a hole just large enough to run the CO2 line into the cooler near the top. I should have all the parts by Saturday.
Yeah, I just stick my 20oz tank inside the cooler. Works fine for me.

There's a little less room for ice, but it seems fine.


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Old 06-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #102
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Yeah, I just stick my 20oz tank inside the cooler.
This is exactly the next step for me. Williams brewing has them for $29.90, anyone know of any place to get them cheaper?


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Old 06-26-2011, 05:25 AM   #103
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This is exactly the next step for me. Williams brewing has them for $29.90, anyone know of any place to get them cheaper?
I got mine from Keg Connection. A buck cheaper. Not a whole lot less, but I've had pretty good success ordering from them. Not sure if there are cheaper alternatives, as I didn't shop around.

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=277
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:42 PM   #104
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Check your local Dunhams, MC Sports or any sports stores. They tend to run in the $28 range but if you have a local place to buy them why order off line? You still have to get them filled and you don't need to pay for shipping. Most of the places I have bought them either fill them or will tell you the local place to get them filled. Just my 2 cents. I just happen to be into Pball a few years back and still have this stuff hanging around.
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If you carbonate your beer in another keg then transfer it into the 3 gallon one, do you ever have a problem with excess foam or anything?

How do you transfer it from one to the other?
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:56 PM   #106
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How do you transfer it from one to the other?
There's some pretty good info on how to do this in this thread from fellow HBT member John Beere.
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If you carbonate your beer in another keg then transfer it into the 3 gallon one, do you ever have a problem with excess foam or anything?

How do you transfer it from one to the other?
I use a jumper (5 foot beverage line with a ball lock liquid disconnect on either end). Purge the 3 gallon keg of O2 and then hookup the jumper to transfer from one keg to another.
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Done.
Very cool and nicely done. I find myself stoked with dual keg portability envy this am and thinking I may have to retire Tailgater I and begin work on Tailgater II.
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