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Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |07 Aug 2014|, 21:32
by Nobbyipa
well got my regulator today
so have set it up with my cornie gas and tetley tap

prior to gassing up i removed the smooth flow restrictor plate from the Tetley pump
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then piped it all up
i used 3/8 reducer and attatched 3 metres of 3/16 beer line to that the tetley tap
which now is nobby'snut's brewery red punk at the moment which
the red punk is going into dry hop mode tomorrow :D
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so i half filled the cornie keg with 3 scoops of oxy
and swished around a bit
then i had to chain up the gas cylinder and i secured the regulator to a bass speaker box and chained that to the wall also
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then connected the cornie up

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released the shut off valve and pulled a few pints of oxy
:electric: :D all works great
I THOUGHT :nono:
music stopped and in the background could hear dripping
found the culprit
the john guest fitting in the tap had failed
so i popped it open to find the sealing gasket rubber was damaged
so replaced with a new one and now its beer tight up and ready for my red punk
after the oxy and rinse i third filled with star san
and ran a bit through the system ready for me next brew
so once my brew is done i will be adjusting my brew fridge to accommodate the cornie and pipe work etc
:cheers:

Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |08 Aug 2014|, 16:51
by Wingeezer
Looks great - I really like that Tetley's Tap!

Were Cornie kegs used in the UK for soft drinks (Coke Pepsi etc) as they were in North America so that it is fairly easy to pick them up used, or do you have to buy new ones?

I assume this is your first go at kegging beer? If so, I think it will be a safe bet that your bottling days will be over! So much easier and there is just something about having beer "On tap!" I think my inventory is about 7 kegs now!

Brian.

Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |08 Aug 2014|, 18:05
by Nobbyipa
Wingeezer wrote:Looks great - I really like that Tetley's Tap!

Were Cornie kegs used in the UK for soft drinks (Coke Pepsi etc) as they were in North America so that it is fairly easy to pick them up used, or do you have to buy new ones?

I assume this is your first go at kegging beer? If so, I think it will be a safe bet that your bottling days will be over! So much easier and there is just something about having beer "On tap!" I think my inventory is about 7 kegs now!

Brian.
you can get them brand new here made in italy fantastic quality too
http://www.aebkegs.com/prodotto.php?idprodotto=2
about £100 per cornie
i got mine 2nd hand at £60 delivered

bottling days will happen my brews are at least 27 litres me cornie is 19 and a bit litre

so 12 14 bottles ad a cornie per brew

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:cheers:

Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |08 Aug 2014|, 18:44
by Nobbyipa
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Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |14 Aug 2014|, 08:32
by Nobbyipa
re-racked my amber punk to cornie

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it's at 10c at 10 PSI

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Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |26 Aug 2014|, 19:31
by Nobbyipa
beers beute from't tap
just upgraded with an 1 way check valve just in case
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Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |29 Aug 2014|, 09:33
by Nobbyipa
2nd stc 1000 up and running
so kedgerator
brew fridge
and bottle conditioning fridge
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Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |01 Sep 2014|, 10:58
by Nobbyipa
video update




insulated beer line set at 9c

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Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |02 Sep 2014|, 11:45
by XXXXX
Sweet setup Nobby! I ordered my temp controller about a week ago from HK. Looking forward to its arrival :)

Re: Got me cornie up and running today

Posted: |12 Sep 2014|, 20:23
by Greedy Dragon Brewing
Nice looking set up... looks like you got a decent party pad going too with all the lighting and such. I recently did a video on cleaning and sanitizing your keg that might be of help (idk). I personally both bottle and keg. Kegging is great for home and company, but its nice to have bottles on hand too when you go out. Look forward to more from you. CheerZ