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Old 11-24-2008, 07:51 PM   #181
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this is indeed a great design and portable to boot. I have a question about carbonating..Does this system product enough c02 pressure that you carbonated your kegs with it..or did you have to prime your kegs first..and this setup is JUST used for dispensing???

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:02 PM   #182
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Simply due to the cost of swapping out the lil' cartridges, and also knowing a bit about BM's brewing/kegging setup, I would feel fairly certain saying that he carbed them with a normal CO2 tank, probably in his keezer, and then just used the lil' cartridges to push the beer.

I'm sure you *could* use the lil' carts to carbonate with..... but I bet the unneeded $$ outflow would pay for a 5# CO2 canister within a few months.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:03 AM   #183
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Sorry to drag up an old post..but I did it...I went to Lowe's the day after Thanksgiving and they had 3 of these little CO2 systems left on the shelf for $49.00...so I bought one, and a small trash can and WILL be putting together my own little "portable" tapper to serve my hard cider and mead from. Should be cool.

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Old 12-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #184
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Sorry to drag up an old post..but I did it...I went to Lowe's the day after Thanksgiving and they had 3 of these little CO2 systems left on the shelf for $49.00...so I bought one, and a small trash can and WILL be putting together my own little "portable" tapper to serve my hard cider and mead from. Should be cool.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:43 PM   #185
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I've got to get the system put together first. ha ha ha. I need to go to my local DIY shop and buy some clamps, nipple fittings, etc etc....to get it all set up.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:06 PM   #186
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I've just stumbled upon this thread and I must say this is one of the coolest builds I've seen. Awesome job BM!

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:28 PM   #187
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looks just like my mash tun

 
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:02 AM   #188
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:20 PM   #189
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Hi guys,

sorry to bring this old thread back to life, but it is a goodie !, a friend of mine on another brewing group alerted me to this thread.

I was over at Canadian Tire last night, and saw this JacPac regulator kit on sale for $99.99
see it here in our flyer :
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8568/portableco2.jpg

it's $30 off... I got excited seeing this, and when I got home, posted about it, only to find that many had been using this device for some time, and that it was actually on sale for $60-something dollars, some months ago or so.

That is pretty depressing, because I don't feel like buying it at $99, if somebody picked it up for say $69

How are you guys finding this JacPac device ? can you dispense beer at say 5 psi easily ? ... I ask this, because this thing is meant for high-power output, for staple guns etc.... so figured it may do better ( be more accurate ) at higher psi output levels.... but I'm hoping everyone will say it's amazing at low psi output.

Thanks for any info guys, and how has the JacPac been holding up ? .. I see this this post is about a year old, so you guys have put some good months of use on the JacPac regulator by now

thanks for your time !

 
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:22 PM   #190
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Really beautiful BierMuncher !!
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So here's the rig...ready to serve. Now it's on to a holding vessel for the kegs.
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