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thought i had another leak but....

6 kegs, 2.8kg bottle. how long? read somewhere 140gms co2 per keg.

 

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I usually get about a year from a 6.8kg cylinder, doing carbonation, serving and cleaning. At a guess if you're doing the same a 2.8kg cylinder would last a few months. But of course it depends how many kegs are going through it. I've tried to count mine in the past but always lose track. 

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22 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

I usually get about a year from a 6.8kg cylinder,

i think i drink more than you though?

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That's why I mentioned number of kegs. I'm due for a new cylinder soon, this time I'll try to keep better track of how many kegs it lasts for.

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i have 6, the soda water one gets smashed, probably twice a week it gets filled and gassed.

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Yeah I have 3 with one of them being soda water, it's always on. At a rough guess I probably get about 25-30 kegs from the cylinder. If it wasn't being used for carbonating as well it would last longer. Perhaps a bigger cylinder would be better with 6 kegs on tap. 

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2 hours ago, Ben 10 said:

i have 6, the soda water one gets smashed, probably twice a week it gets filled and gassed.

Do you treat the soda water at all ? I'm thinking of keeping soda water on tap while it's hot 

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i'll keep a tally with the big bottle and see how i go.

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Kegged my Desperation Pale Ale after three weeks in the FV. I was pleasantly surprised when tasting the SG sample, this desperate bid toget a beer down using only what was left over in the brewary looks like it will be a winner. My last 4 brews have only rated as good and its been a while since i brewed an excellent beer, an exceptional beer, or my best beer ever.  Who would have thought that four base malts mashed together and fermented by pouring part of the trub from one FV into the other would produce something better than ordinary 🤔

 

Cheers & Beers

Scottie

Valley Brew

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16 minutes ago, Gus96 said:

I've succumbed to the lure of easier cleaning days and less fuss.

 

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Another kegerator that brewmart has sold. After receiving 160 odd a few weeks ago, I doubt there is much left ha ha

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Good work. PITA fixing new kegs but other than sending back its the quickest fix.

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Gotta keg my moteuka pale ale tonight so we can move the brewing fridge tomorrow. Keg was cleaned earlier today which leads me to the next point.

I have found a problem, albeit a small one. Something is blocking either the tap or the disconnect on the right side tap. Cleaning and rinse water today flowed very slowly through it even with the flow control fully open. It's happened with two kegs, one of which was recently on another tap and working fine so I can rule out the kegs/posts. Judging by the look of the water moving through the beer line I'm suspecting the blockage is in the tap, so that will be dismantled, but I will give the disconnect a look over as well. It was quite difficult to remove it today so it probably needs a good clean anyway.

I'm not putting any beer on tap again until our new year's eve party and I'll be on holidays after I finish work tonight, so there will be plenty of time to get it sorted. Will probably do it one day next week. 

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15 minutes ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Cheers mate! This last hour and a half is dragging like hell...lol

That’s probably the passenger stuck under your bus.

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Went to pour myself the first beer I kegged. Nothing left.

I think I had a total of 6 glasses. 350ml glasses at that. 

The wife just said to me, yeah that was probably me hun 😬

oh well glad someone enjoyed it.

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33 minutes ago, The Captain1525230099 said:

Went to pour myself the first beer I kegged. Nothing left.

I think I had a total of 6 glasses. 350ml glasses at that. 

The wife just said to me, yeah that was probably me hun 😬

oh well glad someone enjoyed it.

No better compliment than those coming back for more

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