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Old 12-18-2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default Can I trim the gas side dip tube on a corny?

I got 4 new corny's and the gas side dip tubes are a lot longer than the ones I already have. I'd say they're a good 4" long!

I'd like to cut them as I brew 23L batches and the corney's only hold 19L when filled to the top. I'd like to bottle as little as possible.

Can I cut the gas side dip tube shorter? Why would it be so long in the first place?

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Old 12-18-2007, 01:23 AM   #2
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I'd cut them if they are bothering you. What point there is in them being so long I don't know.


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Old 12-18-2007, 01:24 AM   #3
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Can't think of any reason why cutting them would be a problem. Making them so long is just begging for backflow.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:26 AM   #4
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My thoughts exactly. I always try and fill pretty close to the almost touching the gas dip tube, but these ones are a lot longer than I'm used to.

The less bottles I have to wash for the extra overflow beer when kegging, the better.

Thanks guys. Now where's that hacksaw!

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I think you have to let them sit a couple of days, or is it overnight?, after cutting so the surface recovers itself...I'm not remembering the proper terms...anyone care to help??
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Passification?
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Yeah, passivication, or re-surfacing, that's it. Thanks.
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Really? After cutting stainless steel it needs to 'fix' itself? Didn't know that! Thanks!

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It's something I read when I was planning on trimming...I never got around to it though...still planning on doing it... Either that or just bending the tube more.

I found a torx screw driver this morning that fits in the tube nicely so I can just bend it a bit more, but will probably be more pleased with trimming them.
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I got 4 new corny's and the gas side dip tubes are a lot longer than the ones I already have. I'd say they're a good 4" long!

I'd like to cut them as I brew 23L batches and the corney's only hold 19L when filled to the top. I'd like to bottle as little as possible.

Can I cut the gas side dip tube shorter? Why would it be so long in the first place?

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Four inches long? I have never seen them that long, but I would love those. I attach carbonation stones to mine with some hose and it would be a lot easier attaching it to a tube that long than the stubby one inchers I have.


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