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  1. I have seen pressure vessels with screw on lids so from an engineering viewpoint it is probably doable, but I suspect that cost would be the main factor preventing it.
  2. I knew that. Reminder to self, do not ask dumb questions. What about screw on lids sealed with an O ring?
  3. Does anyone know why cornelius kegs have oval shaped lids? I have had some problems getting an airtight seal and to my thinking that would be so much easier if the lids were circular as then orientation of the lid would not be in play.
  4. I have been using 3 stainless steel rings that were purchased at Bunnings, they seem to work very well and are easy to clean and sanitise.
  5. Keep in mind that even though sodium percarbonate is a pretty effective cleaner it does have limitations. As it has no surfactants you have to fully immerse surfaces that need cleaning, so when cleaning stuff with a soak the perc needs to stay in contact with all the surfaces that you are cleaning. Also it is not particularly good at removing things like hop oils, and as OVB mentioned it is not effective at removing beer stone.
  6. 18° would be good.
  7. I quite like my refractometer as it just requires small samples, hydrometers require larger samples to float the device so you use more of your wort. Beersmith provides me with adjusted SG readings that are spot on compared to my hydrometer.
  8. What? She had Vegemite, garlic, curry on her toast?
  9. The advice I have read regarding various cleaners, is that they should be rinsed at the same temperature that they were used at. This is to ensure that that any precipitate from the clean is also rinsed out during the rinsing process. Makes sense to me.
  10. OK thanks, the kegs are brand new and I have pressure tested them and they are fine. Shamus I am with you on this I feel that the problem is in the font, 2 out of 3 lines are fine I just have 1 dodgy 1, maybe the tap but I suspect a Duotight connection is not playing the game. I will pull it apart Sunday and try and find where the leak is.
  11. As previously posted I am setting up a kegerator with 3 taps (nuka taps) on a font. I have been pressure testing the set up and I have found that the CO2 to regulator to 4 way manifold to keg is holding pressure fine. However checking pressure from an empty keg to the taps has shown that 2 of the lines are holding pressure but 1 is not. Before I dismantle the font and taps should I be worried about this?
  12. I have set up a 3 tap kegerator with a 4 way manifold, all done with Duotight fittings CO2 bottle to taps. I have been pressure testing each line individually via an empty keg and unfortunately I have 1 leaky line keg to tap (beer line). 2 out of 3 ain't bad but it means that I will have to dismantle the font and taps to trace the leak, it does not appear to be the beer disconnect on the keg so must be up in the font!
  13. I placed an order with Kegland 24/4/2020 and according to the tracking it will be delivered Wednesday 29/4/2020, Northern Rivers, NSW.
  14. JM, disregarding your observations of faster fermentation activity yeast starter/rehydration v dry pitching, have you noticed any difference in the finished product of yeast starter/rehydration v dry pitching? I would be interested to hear your observations.
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