Just got a carbonation stone because I want to carbonate a keg quickly and have a few questions.
- Do you need any special tubing to attach the stone to the gas-in dip tube? The stone I have has a 1/4" barb, but I wasn't sure if I needed special hoses or gas hoses for this. Also wasn't sure if it would be a good idea to have gas hoses sitting in my beer, i.e. if the plastic/vinyl they're made from is safe for long term contact with beer. I figured I would use plastic clamps here so I don't have to worry about a bad steel clamp rusting or something. Would love to see pictures of this if anyone has any.
- Can you leave the stone on there for serving? I was planning to attach it to the empty keg, then siphon the into the keg beer and then seal it up and leave it on there to avoid contamination. I won't need to use it again for a while.
- Will yeast settling at the bottom of the cold keg clog the stone and/or prevent it from working? I was thinking of sticking the fermentor in the fridge overnight before siphoning to have some the yeast settle before transferring to the keg. Not sure if that's worthwhile though.