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Old 02-18-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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I swear, I'm not buying used mechanicals on Ebay or anywhere else. It's new or nothing from now on. I finally took my regulator apart and reassembled enough times to stop the internal leak (about 15 times total). After sanitizing two of a growing collection of cornies, I racked both my Oktoberfest batches. One is a lager that's been lagering for 2.5 months and the other is the same recipe done as an ale which was in secondary for 3 weeks now.



I half-ass installed my secondary regs inside the fridge and ran the main line out to the big ol 20 pounder outside.




I set the pressures to 11 PSI and it's been sitting overnight. Of course, I couldn't wait to see how quickly it might carb up so I took a pour of the lager since it was already at 35 degrees when I racked. It's actually about half carbed already. Yum.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:21 PM   #2
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Nice work! Looks like you can get another couple of kegs on the top shelf, too.

 
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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I set the pressures to 11 PSI and it's been sitting overnight. Of course, I couldn't wait to see how quickly it might carb up so I took a pour of the lager since it was already at 35 degrees when I racked. It's actually about half carbed already. Yum.
Kick that regulator up to 30...pick up your cornies and hold horizontal...give them a good shake for about 45-60 seconds. This will force more carbonation into the brew quicker.

Put em back and set your regulator back down to serving pressure. You'll be sipping perfection this evening

Nice set up by the way...definitely want to fit a couple more kegs in there...get some variety. My Sanyo only holds 2 .

 
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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Funny, most of us brew our O'fest beer in March since it's a Marzen...but we can come over your place and start the party early...I have no problem with that...
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I'll do used on a lot of things, but all four of my regulators were purchased new. Not saying I didn't look for the right deal, though.
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Yeah, I just got turned on to Marzens this year, and way too late. Screw waiting 9 months. I named them Wheneverfest.

The top shelf of this sucker puts the disconnects really close to the top cooling coils. I might have to put some new supports in to drop that shelf about an inch to get another 3 or 4 kegs in. I definitely need to support it better too because a single 5 gal carboy was cutting it close in weight.
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