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#1 Mando

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 11:44 AM

I have a keg of APA that I heavily dry hopped in the keg with a giant SS mesh filter around the dip tube.  recently it started pouring foam.  then barely anything despite plenty of head space pressure.  then I tried blasting CO2 through the out tube.  I was then able to pour pure foam.  waited a day and it's already clogged again.  has anyone tried anything else with success here?  there is delicious beer in there!


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 11:48 AM

I have swapped the gas in with a diptube and fed gas in on the clogged side. Not the best option but it works.
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Posted 26 April 2020 - 12:13 PM

I'd try pulling the liquid post off and cleaning it.  After you disconnect the CO2 and open the PRV. 

There may be gunk in the tap too


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 01:41 PM

I'd try pulling the liquid post off and cleaning it.  After you disconnect the CO2 and open the PRV. 

There may be gunk in the tap too

 

it's a picnic tap which I already switched.  sorry I forgot to mention that before.

 

good point on checking the post though.


I have swapped the gas in with a diptube and fed gas in on the clogged side. Not the best option but it works.

 

sorry I probably wasn't clear but I pretty much did that already.  I used a gas to liquid jumper from another kegs gas post to the offending kegs liquid post.


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 07:05 AM

blow gas through the liquid post (after cleaning) and tilt the keg away from the liquid inlet.  Hopefully the hops settle away from the liquid inlet.


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 09:49 AM

There are so many hops in there though lol
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Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:21 AM

There are so many hops in there though lol

 

 

Doh.


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:23 AM

There are so many hops in there though lol

Is this a good place to mention you should get some floating dip tubes?  Yes, I think it is...


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 07:32 AM

Is this a good place to mention you should get some floating dip tubes?  Yes, I think it is...

 

I probably should.  sigh.  so many hop filtering options.


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:53 AM

Is this a good place to mention you should get some floating dip tubes?  Yes, I think it is...

 

 

Oooh, what is this?!

 

 

ETA:  Welllll, isn't that clever...

 

https://www.morebeer...dip-tube-1.html


Edited by JKor, 28 April 2020 - 09:54 AM.

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:15 AM

Oooh, what is this?!

 

 

ETA:  Welllll, isn't that clever...

 

https://www.morebeer...dip-tube-1.html

Those are the ones I have.  They are great for hoppy beers.  I have them in most of my kegs now.


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:17 AM

Those are the ones I have. They are great for hoppy beers. I have them in most of my kegs now.

Do you like them better than the clear beer system ones? IIRC you had at least one or two clear beer ones too?
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Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:26 AM

okay - is B3 pretty much the going price?  I can always order enough beer stuff to get free shipping.


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 12:04 PM

Do you like them better than the clear beer system ones? IIRC you had at least one or two clear beer ones too?


I only have this style. The price was less than the other option and since these work fine for me I never tried a different one.

okay - is B3 pretty much the going price? I can always order enough beer stuff to get free shipping.


Williams has them as well and it comes with a shorter post. I just cut the existing one and call it good.
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Posted 28 April 2020 - 12:22 PM

is the post just a gas post or is it actually a different size?


I only have this style. The price was less than the other option and since these work fine for me I never tried a different one.

Williams has them as well and it comes with a shorter post. I just cut the existing one and call it good.

 

wait, do you mean you cut your original dip tube or the one it came with?


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 01:02 PM

okay, ordered a couple from ritebrew b/c I need a few things anyway.


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 02:56 PM

Mine came with a float and hose only. I take the original beer diptube and cut it to be about 1.5-2 inches. I put keg lube on the hose and push it through the new dip tube after I deburr it. The hose will fold but once you push it through it will unfold and you can pull it back even with the top of the diptube.
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Posted 28 April 2020 - 04:20 PM

Mine came with a float and hose only. I take the original beer diptube and cut it to be about 1.5-2 inches. I put keg lube on the hose and push it through the new dip tube after I deburr it. The hose will fold but once you push it through it will unfold and you can pull it back even with the top of the diptube.

 

these seem like they come with a dip tube as well.  maybe a lot of people complained or something.

 

http://www.ritebrew....ct-p/843347.htm

 

  • Included 3" metal dip tube, 23.5" length of silicone tubing, and SS ball float.
  • Sized for 5 gallon kegs, but can be shortened for smaller kegs.
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Posted 28 April 2020 - 05:13 PM

I ordered a couple as well. I always forget about these things until I have a plugged poppet. I have a big IPA in the fermenter now so perfect timing.
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Posted 28 April 2020 - 05:49 PM

Is the hose set to a length such that the pickup only makes it to just off the bottom?
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