DIY Quick Carb

John Eaton

Barley Legal Member
#6
You can get the tee, stone and 2 1/4" mfl fittings from brewhardware.com for $28 (+shipping). The mfls are soooo much better. I had an order going and couldn't resist.
 

John Eaton

Barley Legal Member
#8
Is there any concern about beer going into the air stone? Maybe have it filled with sanitizer and open co2 then start the beer flow and sacrifice a few ounces?
Can't wait to try mine on an Imperial Black IPA real soon.
 

Bob Thompson

Barley Legal Member
#9
Video on facebook of it in action

@John Eaton i had all lines filled with sanatizer, then connected gas line to blow out, after that connected liquid out and filled the primary lines. Then connected liquid in and turned on gas to pressurize then started pump. Some may have backed in to the gas line but would have been minimal
 

Bob Thompson

Barley Legal Member
#10
So my initial run came out flat, however i think i know why. It seems my pump generates more pressure in the line than what the Blichmann charts calls for. Once I upped the presser by 10psi i can see the gas mixing in.

This may take some trial and error
 

Joseph Rizzuto

Barley Legal Member
#11
I too have to crank up the pressure over Binchmans chart by about 10 PSI. I am thinking of lengthening the return hose so the beer has longer to absorb the CO2 before it goes back into keg. I noticed the Binchman has a long, coiled hose
 

John Eaton

Barley Legal Member
#12
I'm amping up my version, soon to be revealed. With a literally overflowing box full of wall warts and power supplies, the only one with the right volts (and amps) is dead. Sigh. Now i have to build one.
 

Bob Thompson

Barley Legal Member
#13
so the longer hose and making sure there was ZERO pressure in the keg to begin with worked 10x better. Still had to go up 10psi from the chart but it was a success!!!
 

John Eaton

Barley Legal Member
#14
Everyone of these setups i see are sitting outside the cooler. Why is that? Makes no sense since you want it as cold as possible for best absorption.
 
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