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Old 08-04-2010, 02:17 PM   #21
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it took me along time to get up the nerve to use my sanke. but once I did..well I have not used a bucket or carboy in about a year. kegs are great. they wont hold in heat.

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:28 PM   #22
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You could buy a diaphragm pump to do it.
+1. I used a diaphragm pump for the first time last weekend. It is a great addition to the brewery.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/SELF_...IABL_P1940.cfm

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:49 PM   #23
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We use the diaphram pump from Morebeer to fill our kegs at the brewery. I just use CO2 at home and havnt had any problems

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #24
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+1. I used a diaphragm pump for the first time last weekend. It is a great addition to the brewery.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/SELF_...IABL_P1940.cfm
HAHA! I loved the customer review on that page. "If you're in the market for a self priming pump, stick w/ the March brand. (editors note: The March pump is not self priming)"
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:55 PM   #25
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I filled it with about 13 gallons of water, a cup or 2 of OxyClean, and set it on the Bayou Classic till it hit 200 degrees
FWIW, it's NOT advisable to heat a percarbonate cleaning solution past 180F.

You gain nothing in terms of cleaning power and the organic compounds you just cleaned off start reattaching to the surface.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:08 PM   #26
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We use the diaphram pump from Morebeer to fill our kegs at the brewery. I just use CO2 at home and havnt had any problems
Yeah I have the one from MoreBeer too but they are sold out now.

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:09 PM   #27
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FWIW, it's NOT advisable to heat a percarbonate cleaning solution past 180F.

You gain nothing in terms of cleaning power and the organic compounds you just cleaned off start reattaching to the surface.
Good to know! I had no idea...

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:21 PM   #28
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The diaphram pump looks great, but there are other upgrades i'd make before i dropped $140 on one of those. I'll stick with a CO2 push for now.

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:24 AM   #29
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Heres a pic of my 13 gallon carboy with about 11 gallons of Oktoberfest fermenting inside of it. The one gallon water jug next to it should give you some perspective:


 
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