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Old 04-08-2012, 04:21 PM   #651
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Are the ball lock 1/4"? I thought they were a non-standard thread.

 
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #652
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http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=pr
oduct_info&products_id=1146

I think this is what I had found when I looked into it.

 
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #653
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I have a 1/4" triclover barb for my triclover racking port. Got it from brewershardware.

 
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:52 PM   #654
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Quote:
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I have a 1/4" triclover barb for my triclover racking port. Got it from brewershardware.
thanks they might just be out of stock.

 
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:11 AM   #655
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I looked and I have a 3/8" barb after all. What I did to make it work was put a 1/2" length of smaller tubing on the ball lock QD barb and then slipped the 3/8" hose over that and clamped it. It worked for filling the cornies.

 
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:47 AM   #656
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I used a TriClamp Rubber Hose Adapter 3/8"x1 1/2"

http://www.glaciertanks.com/TriClamp...-1_1_2_TC.html

3/8 inch inner diameter beer line

and then a 5/16" Swivel Nut Set for MFL 1/4" Ball Lock to the corny keg

http://www.amazon.com/Swivel-Ball-Lo.../dp/B005TKU8KS

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:06 AM   #657
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So, I'm ready to make the leap and buy a Brewhemoth. Like Man Skirt Joe, the fact that the Brewhemoth is made in the USA and with American parts sealed the deal for me.

I'm trying to get my grocery list of tri clamps together now, and the job is a little daunting without having the unit in my house to look at. First of all, I'm going to get the Pressurizer, which looks like a decent deal. Does anyone rack to kegs using Derrin's tri clover sample valve? It looks like a great way to take gravity samples, but If I connect the barb to a keg post and open the valve all the way, couldn't I use that instead of spending another $50 on a butterfly valve?

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #658
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I'm sure it would. Is it a ball valve inside? I suppose that is the only possible down side, cleaning that. I agree though that it looks interesting. I have a butterfly and a barbed fitting, this seems to cover both in one economical unit.

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:41 PM   #659
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I have an email out to Derrin asking him if it's a ball valve. It'd be nice to save a little dough.

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #660
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The one thing I don't know about is whether the downward angle of the racking port would let the sampling valve drain completely. If you had a picnic tap on the thing it really wouldn't matter I suppose. Then you could just pull that off and put on a hose with a keg QD and rack. Butterfly valves with barbs aren't a whole lot easier to clean after pulling a test sample, I squirt Starsan on them and thats about all you can do.

I really don't do much gravity testing, I usually let the beer go long enough that I know its done based on my experience, then when I dump yeast I'll take a gravity on that. I usually dump yeast a few days before racking to kegs, just to be sure I get the least amount of yeast carrying into the kegs. This last time I vented the pressure, then dumped yeast, then opened the top and dropped in a sock full of dry hops, then repressurized and bled a little gas off to remove some of the introduced air. I will rack to kegs in a week.

 
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