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Old 08-25-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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Okay-

I'm gonna throw this out there...and if you don't like it, you can send it right back.... This may have been adressed at some point, but what if you used a corny in the horizontal position? I can fit 4-5 cornys in my chest freezer upright, but if I laid them on their side, I could probably fit more. I'm thinking that if you had the "gas in" dip tube at the top, and the "liquid out" dip tube on the bottom (modifying it to just reach all the way to the keg wall, not the bottom) it might work all right. Maybe this could solve some storage problems some people have in their chest freezers. you could keep your aging kegs to the bottom on their side, and your active serving kegs on top. Probably a PITA to get down there, but hey....maybe this could be useful for some of us.

Anyone try this?

 
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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I think it would be more of a PITA trying to keep the beer tube toward the bottom during operation.

Also, doesn't the gas need to go through the brew to be absorbed...?

Then again there's no guarentee you can tap all the keg...just a thought.

I don't know. Not a good idea in my opinion, but you can toss my opinion in the can.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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Yeah...it's not like I need to do it or anything....but if it's possible, it may be one more tool we can use to solve our unique "engineering" problems.

 
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:49 PM   #4
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Maybe someone else knows....????
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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How many more? 1? 2? 3?
So you'd be making custom dip tubes for 5-10 kegs for 1, 2 or 3 more keg capacity.

Just on that point alone it seems like a PITA.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:05 PM   #6
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I know what you're sayin'....but a lot of what we do is a PITA. I guess it IS kind of a farfetched idea. I'd have to do it to be sure, but my chest freezer is taller than it is wide, and the hump sucks up a bunch of space. On the main (lower) floor, however, I believe I could lay a corny on its side, and then stack them up.

Shoot...if it works...and you have a tall enough couch, you could slip a few precooled cornies under there and affix a small tower with drip tray to an armrest. How would a Coucherator treat you?

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Old 08-27-2007, 03:48 PM   #7
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Having the pressure relief valve under the fluid level might be a "Bad Idea"

 
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:12 PM   #8
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Having the pressure relief valve under the fluid level might be a "Bad Idea"
I can see that being an issue, possibly - when the beer level drops, some beer could dry up on it and make it stick, but personally I don't think I'd worry that much about it.

Other than that, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Perhaps even better than modifying the dip tube would be creating a "clunk" for it instead - get an extra gas-in dip tube, put a piece of flexible tubing on it, and on the end of the tubing put some kind of a weight - a stainless steel hose barb to threaded adapter should work fine. Then the weight keeps the end of the tube at the bottom all the time no matter which way the keg rolls. Then you aren't permanently modifying the regular long dip tubes, making the keg easy to convert back. Might even just be able to use the gas-in dip tube from that same keg, and just use the longer dip tube as the new gas-in tube - after all, it shouldn't matter much where the gas is entering. Just a thought.

 
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:16 PM   #9
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I think it would work fine. I think that evandude has excellent idea but I would tilt the kes a little to have a smaller area to deal with when the keg is almost empty

 
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:40 PM   #10
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I like that "clunk" idea. Maybe someone can benefit from this thread...?

 
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