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Old 08-10-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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"billtzk" started a thread a week or so ago about how to push beer from a conical to a keg, so I decided to take a few pictures today while I did just that...

First, here is my CO2 rig. It is really as simple as it looks. I set the pressure to about 4~5 psi.



Photo of the end of the hose pushed through the bung.



Here is a picture of the ends of my transfer hose that goes to the "out" port on the keg.
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Here is the pressure relief valve on the "in" port of the keg - it is basically set to 0~2 psi.



The CO2 hooked up to the conical.



And finally, it pushing the beer.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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Looks great!
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Sweet! It does look like your relief valve is spraying pizza sauce though.

How do you prevent overfilling the keg?
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Thanks John Beere. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say.

It looks like you are using a plastic QD on the conical racking port valve. I think I'll try just pushing a hose on the plastic hose barb that came with my conical.

What kind of quick connect is that you have attached to your beer out post on the keg? It doesn't look like a normal black plastic beer out connector.

Where do you get those pressure relief valves?
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Sweet! It does look like your relief valve is spraying pizza sauce though.

How do you prevent overfilling the keg?
Heh... that's just a stain from some previous project.

The beer was chilled all the way down to 32 for two days before transfering. Its very clear how full the kegs are as they fill due to the condensation that forms on the outside... but once you hear gurgling from the pressure relief valve, you know its done! just gotta be ready for it...
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Thanks John Beere. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say.

It looks like you are using a plastic QD on the conical racking port valve. I think I'll try just pushing a hose on the plastic hose barb that came with my conical.

What kind of quick connect is that you have attached to your beer out post on the keg? It doesn't look like a normal black plastic beer out connector.

Where do you get those pressure relief valves?
The Quick Disconnects and the pressure relief valve came from MoreBeer.com. The disconnect on the beer out post is one I picked up in a lot on eBay. It is stainless and has a larger hose barb / thread than a regular disconnect.
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What do you guys do with all that beer? I'm going to assume it's all kegged. I don't like the idea of using up 3 kegs for 1 type of beer. You must have alot of friends that help you consume it or somthing.
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2 kegs actually - brewing 10 gallon batches. The extra space in the fermenters is just head space fermentation.

You'd be suprised how fast it goes. One 5 gallon corny = 40 pints. That doesn't last long when a few "friends" show up...
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