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Put a cobra picnic tap and tubing on a grey gas IN connector and attach it to the gas post. Attach a longer open ended piece of tubing to the beverage out post. Lay it on its side with a 2x4 block under the end of it. Lay the keg so that the IN post is down at 6 O'clock and the beverage out post is at 12 O'clock. Now keep the open ended running above ...


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As long as you aren't using air purged cask type "kegs" you'll be fine. Disconnecting a keg from the hook up seals the keg from the outside air, and contains the pressure already applied. Assuming you're using the proper pressure to dispense, the beer's carbonation level will remain the same. If the beer is unfiltered, or has been naturally carbonated, ...


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You should be OK. The connectors are not identical inside the keg. The beer out connector has a long tube to take it to the bottom of the keg. The gas in connector is open near the top of the keg. This is so the gas pushes the beer up the tube from the bottom. By reversing the posts you are effectively pushing the beer out the top of the keg by bubbling CO2 ...


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In 15 years, I never have and it hasn't been a problem. So I'd say you don't have to.


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This probably isn't too helpful for your current problem, but they have small CO2 hand-chargers for corny kegs that use small CO2 vials. This is one option. I use one with a small picnic tap to bring a keg places without lugging the entire gas cylinder and regulator with me. You just have to be careful to monitor the pressure in the keg by feel. It also ...


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You're making a real lager, so try to keep the temps as low as possible - around 50F/10C would be about ideal. (The fermentation will raise temperature this by about 6F/3C.) But if you don't and let it warm up, it will still be a lager - it's because of the yeast - S-23 is a true lager strain (Saccaromyces pastorianus). Lager yeast tend to produce sulphur ...


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Saflager S-23 is a lager yeast. http://www.fermentis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SFG_S23.pdf 9-22°C as it ferments 12-15°C when you lager the beer. http://billybrew.com/swamp-cooler-homebrew try doing swamp cooler to get that temp down and under control. Lager not recommended for someone starting out. If you can't control fermantion temperature then ...


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Humming is normal, dont worry about that. Nearly everything hums on my 6 tap sanke system. Its just how the gas get squeezed through manifolds, valve, and seals. On to the second question. There are a few things that could cause this. I am going to assume the kegs are 2 different styles of beer from the same brewery, not just 2 kegs of the same beer. I ...



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