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Old 10-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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Use a pop bottle cap, drill 1/2 hole in it, and connect corny gas post to barbed part i bought at lowes for 2.50.

I have tested it up to 120 psi for 24 hrs and no leaks.

Carbonator caps are good for re or over carbonating water, oj, lime juice and beer.

120psi lemon water tastes like alkaseltzer.

Here are some pics of the parts:

If you plan to test high levels of pressure, be sure to wear safety glasses.


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Old 10-06-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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very nice. I built mine with tire stems. My way forces me to add an extra hose on my co2 manifold. Yours is much nicer.


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Old 10-06-2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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love it. was just thinking what i am going to do with my carbinated water now that i have to fit another keg in it's place. A few of these are in my future unless i empty another keg in the next few days...

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for this great idea. Those carbonator caps go for $20!! The only thing I would change is that the fitting ought to be stainless since it's going to contact finished beer. I always have an empty keg laying around that I could borrow the post off of. This makes it easy to fill for beer to go. I use a jumper with a beer QD on one end and a gas QD on the other. Just click and fill in a plastic bottle. I'm doing this right away.

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
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I bought my carb cap for $15. With the price of a post at $10 and that nipple at $3, I wouldn't be saving much money.

If you have an extra post not being used, this is definitely a good build.


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