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    Critique my Kegerator build eqipment list (please)

    How do I know how much line I want for the gas? I have upped both my gas and beer lines to 24 and 20 feet respectively... since that should give me a bit more freedom of where my CO2 tank is placed outside. That would give me 4 feet x 4 from distributor to keg as well as 8ft from CO2 canister to...
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    When is it ok to ask people to chip in for ingredients?

    I think it boils down to the ILs not having any boundries... I can't see wanting them as guests in my home. We keep a bottle of rum on hand for FIL - he goes through it fast enough to be a monetary issue. But... he does so much handyman work around here that we get off cheap. So it is a fair...
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    In need of bottling advice

    And another advantage of going to bottling bucket first is that you can keep most of the gunk that is on the bottom of the bucket out of your beer a lot more easily.
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    Critique my Kegerator build eqipment list (please)

    How do I know what shank length I need? This one is 4 1/8". I was told a pair of QD's per keg, but maybe misunderstood and that was keg hooked to gas? Four sounds good to me... I was told to replace the poppets as part of the reconditioning... but there was debate on it, and part of me...
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    Critique my Kegerator build eqipment list (please)

    So... being totally new to this, and mostly clueless about kegging, I am wondering if I am missing anything from this list (or have anything here I can do without.) We are looking to put this in the living room (with a bar build around it) and for the most part want to do it right, but for as...
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    Getting used cornies ready for use...

    Okay... will have to get the hubby to look into/ cross reference the different rings, since I think the ones I was looking at are only kits to replace 3 (the lid +2.) Still a little clueless on disconnects... are they a per keg thing? Or a per line thing? And should I be buying them?
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    Getting used cornies ready for use...

    Thanks all... more to read... unfortunately McMaster Carr won't ship to Canada (or wouldn't when last hubby tried) - he can get the same type of things from a work connection, but are there different grades of the rings to worry about? And really dumb I am sure - poppets are ? (off to read the...
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    Getting used cornies ready for use...

    Okay, so getting ready to take the leap into kegging, but I know nothing... I have been doing some research and I think I am finally ready to start asking some specific dumb questions. Forgive me for anything that is asked here a million times, or just so obvious it makes you roll your eyes...
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    Wnated: Kegging 101

    Help! We were given a number of the old pepsi (Cornelius?) kegs, and we have an old fridge... now I want to get the hubby to set it up as a kegorator, but I have no idea what we should be doing. Since we have a 10 1/2 month old and have basically given up brewing b/c there is no time to bottle...
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    New Year's Day Strawberry Wine - help out a n00b :D

    Well it seems potable (and potent! Eeep) Will have to run it by my sisters for a wider sampling of opinion. Glad not to have simply felt it should be poured onto the compost...
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    New Year's Day Strawberry Wine - help out a n00b :D

    So... I have been away from the forums for a long while... instead of beer and wine I made an awesome little man who will be one in February... Bumping this because today I am actually getting around to bottling the strawberry wine I started TWO years ago... here is hoping time has made it...
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    Biodiesel - Anybody with experience?

    Thanks for the info and the links... will definitely look it all over. Don't think that there is a place locally that I can get biodiesel, certainly would want to do it right, but it does sound like it might be a good bit more work that first thought. The mechanics and modification might not...
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    Biodiesel - Anybody with experience?

    Hubby and I are looking to switch from a gas to a diesel, since we usually clock 1000km/wk on the car (625 m/week? Is my conversion wrong?). Could potentially pay for itself... Recently heard about biodiesel... anybody with advice? Experience? Thoughts? The idea would be to get used oil from...
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    Great girlfriend/future wife story...

    I think that if I found a girl that likes cleaning I would employ her too... I mean marry her. Hubby isn't about sharing, but he might make an exception. Right now I have three batches in secondary that are ready to bottle. All that is holding me back is the time. I wish that I could just get a...
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    Am I cheating?

    I have only made prehopped extract kits so far - mostly Coopers, a few other brands. I figure it at least gives me a chance to learn what I like. I can't wait to hand hubby a real stout. he already likes the Coopers stout better than Guinness :p In my defense the LHBS charges more than $6 for...
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