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Old 09-01-2011, 02:34 AM   #141
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When using PBW or any other Caustic (basic) solution, it is best not to use CO2 to pressurize your vessel to push you cleaning solution through. CO2 will dissolve in to solution to form carbonic acid and neutralize your cleaning solution.

 
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #142
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So I ordered the wrong post. I ordered a Firestone gas post by mistake. I must have been tired because I knew I need a liquid post. Anyway, I tried to thread it onto the connector just to see if the size was right and it didn't fit at all. Are the inner sizes different between gas and liquid? I know the disconnect sizes are different and the actual post is but I figured the inner thread would be the same from gas to liquid on a Firestone.

I'll be returning the gas post for a refund and I'll have to order a liquid post.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #143
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The bad luck is it was a Firestone keg - which does sport different post threads. This page has some good info on keg bits, definitely worth bookmarking...

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #144
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OP - thanks for this thread!

Took the sprayer into the LHBS to make sure the liquid post fit. It did.

The LHBS was extremely interested in this build and may start selling them (compared to the "commercial" ~$60 things they currently stock, but don't sell much of).

They liked the idea so much they didn't charge me for the post.

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:21 PM   #145
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OP - thanks for this thread!

Took the sprayer into the LHBS to make sure the liquid post fit. It did.

The LHBS was extremely interested in this build and may start selling them (compared to the "commercial" ~$60 things they currently stock, but don't sell much of).

They liked the idea so much they didn't charge me for the post.
Excellent. If I thought I could make enough of a profit, or was more ambitious, I'd think of making them to sell too. ;-)
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #146
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Yeah, probably pretty hard to make a profit on something so simple.

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:46 PM   #147
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I built one of these and it's awesome. Super easy to build as well (I actually put mine together in the car while my wife was driving). I'd be surprised if anyone from this site would buy one commercially but I wouldn't be surprised if someone new to kegging, who relies exclusively on the LHBS, buys one.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:36 PM   #148
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This thing RULES. I'm making one this weekend.

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:42 PM   #149
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Awesome thread. With all the cleaning and maintenance that goes into brewing, I slack at line cleaning...These ideas can definitely help me address that.

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:46 PM   #150
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Awesome thread. With all the cleaning and maintenance that goes into brewing, I slack at line cleaning...These ideas can definitely help me address that.
There's another thread on using pumps to make bottle/carboy washing easier. I think Lonnie Mac has a YouTube demonstrating his setup for cleaning corneys too. Its pretty slick and doesn't use up co2 either.

 
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