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    Euro Sanke S-Type Keg - Tear It Down (for re-use as a keg)

    Unfortunately, a Chinese Jiao is too big. I'll look for a bolt tomorrow... :(
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    Euro Sanke S-Type Keg - Tear It Down (for re-use as a keg)

    Hi All, I think I've found an 'under-served' topic: How to take a Euro (S-Type) Sanke to bits for cleaning / sanitation and put it back together. So far, I got the spear out with a flat-head screwdriver and a hammer. *** LET THE PRESSURE OUT FIRST!!!*** Hit the lugs in an anti-clockwise...
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    CO2 in China...

    Hi orangechicken517, Guangzhou... I go there once a week right now to do training for a German company. But geez, it's too big! And driving in the city is a bit of a nightmare. Been stuck in traffic for 90mins before... Thinking of starting a proper (meatspace) brew club here in Dongguan...
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    CO2 in China...

    Hi jsowenshall, The place I go to in Dongguan (Guangdong) is pretty straight-up about whether the CO2 is 'beverage grade' or not. In fact, I think round here they are generally. Approx 5 out of 7 of the places I've asked here (from Guangzhou to Shenzhen) have pro-actively checked with me...
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    A Quicker Way to Vent a Sanke Keg (no manual PR valve)

    Hi All and thanks for replying. chickypad: You're right: No point venting and then immediately recarbing. Stoopid. I think I did that a couple of times before I realized. I posted the PITA method back in the earlier thread, and pasted it into here without changing it. Me Culpa...
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    Overcarbed Sanke Keg

    Changed this to a new thread; latest post to date here.
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    A Quicker Way to Vent a Sanke Keg (no manual PR valve)

    My 40-minute interval turned into a one hour interval, and not much difference. I'm going to try it again before I go to bed, and if it's still furious, I'll leave it overnight and try it again tomorrow. Any comments?
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    A Quicker Way to Vent a Sanke Keg (no manual PR valve)

    Earlier I posted here that it was a PITA to vent the Sanke keg (in order to stabilize an overcarbed beer). In particular, a Sanke coupler without manual PR Valve. If your Sanke Coupler does have a manual PR valve, as I’m told most do, then this post is two minutes you’re never getting back...
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    Overcarbed Sanke Keg

    One more thing... I can't get keg lube or 'food grade spray silicon' here. My best bet so far is Vaseline (which has actually worked OK, BTW, so far). Of course this is at least in part due to the language thing (IE it might be there, but I can't see it / locate it...), and/or the fact that...
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    Overcarbed Sanke Keg

    Thanks Bearclaw215. My corny kegs all came with this kind of lid: Most of the ones I've seen online (including all of the ones in China) are like this: So, I guess my first task is to get replacement lids (about $10) which have the more easily replaceable PR valves. After...
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    Overcarbed Sanke Keg

    JuanMoore: Great post and thanks in particular for the picture. I'm 99.99% sure my Sanke couplers (I've got two) do not have have the pressure release valves you described. I've looked at them both hard and often and haven't seen it; and I think I would have done, had it been there. I'm out...
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    Bad CO2 in China?

    Thanks fuzzy2133. I think what I'm going to do is drive to the nearest CO2 plant with the full bottle and ask their advice. What I'm expecting is to empty the bottle and refill it with beverage-grade CO2 (should cost about $10 plus the fuel for the round trip). If they won't do that, then...
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    Overcarbed Sanke Keg

    Thanks all. I'll try venting. Bit of a PITA with Sanke keg, as the quickest way I know of is: Turn Off the Gas at the Bottle Remove the Coupler Unscrew the Gas In Hose Clamp at the Coupler, and Disconnect the Hose Remove the Check Valve on Gas In at the Coupler Reinsert and Press Down...
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    Overcarbed Sanke Keg

    Hi All, I bought a Sanke keg, and got free beer with it, from a brewer much better than me. The beer is good (I think it's a Pilsener SMaSH), but it's coming out all foam, and I'm having to sit it in the fridge [in the glass] for 5mins) before adding more for drinking (maybe 15 mins and two...
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    Bad CO2 in China?

    Thanks for the responses. jahdub My concerns precisely. k1ngl1ves I didn't realize my webcam was switched on. It's [COUGH!] not so bad if you filter it through cigarettes. Lead paint? Is it someone's birthday? Usually we chew discarded nuclear waste.
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    Infection

    Thanks all for considered replies. Here's what I think 24 hours later: Oversensitive? Me? It's possible I'm just over-thinking this. I let the fridge relax a bit, and reduced the carbonation, and the 'mean' flavor seems to have dropped back a bit; or conversely, the malty richness and...
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    Infection

    Hi All, Again, thanks for the advice on past posts, and the general awesomeness of this forum. I kegged beer a couple of weeks ago, and I think it's infected. I'm not too bothered (heresy! but wait... see extra information below). I've had a similar 'off-flavor' before after bottling...
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    CO2 in China...

    Hi jsowenhall, I have something similar to your problem. Posted here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bad-co2-china-483556/ I bought a gas bottle on Taobao. 200 Yuan and they shipped it full(!). They can't tell me if it's 'food grade'. I read on some posts that it's the bottle (has to be...
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    CO2 in China...

    Hi jsowenhall, I have something similar to your problem. Posted here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bad-co2-china-483556/ I bought a gas bottle on Taobao. 200 Yuan and they shipped it full(!). They can't tell me if it's 'food grade'. I read on some posts that it's the bottle (has...
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    Bad CO2 in China?

    Hi All, and thanks for many happy hours of productive reading and guidance. Over the weekend, bored, distracted and perhaps a little lethargic (RDWH4HB - I did, thanks), I ordered a 4L bottle of CO2 from Taobao.com (Chinese Ebay; I live in South China). So far, I'm unable to get...
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