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  1. Jul 18, 2010 #1

    Drunken_Jock

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    After showing the wife all my new gear. And letting her try the cider and lager i have done she asked where i was going to store all of this as having 40x1l bottles kicking about is a bit much. I said I have a plan for that. DA DA DAAAAA showed her the Corni Keg......

    After her looking at it for a few minutes and watching a few vids i waited for her to give her usual screw up face and what do you want that for. She turned to me and said...............................




    Thas good eh!

    Well I fainted after having to stop thinking of the excuses as to why I had to get or need one she said i could get it next month if i wanted...........

    TBH Im still in a state of shock.

    But my question is where do you get yours and do you get one with the S30 connection on it and is there a place I can buy all my parts that I need. The cheapest I have found is £70 with nothing else.

    Cheers in anticipation.

    Jock

    :thumb: Still cant believe it :party: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  2. Jul 18, 2010 #2

    Samarith

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    http://www.hamstead-brewing-centre.co.uk/itm00561.htm is what I went with for my first cornie. Had to get a HB30 CO2 cylinder to go with it.

    Now I'm planning to get more cornies I wonder if I should have gone with a larger CO2 system and post connect with regulator, atm I seem to be serving foam I suspect that's because the cornie pressure is too high.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2010 #3

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    Keep an eye on E Bay Norman has cheap Corni's on there from time to time. Fully reconditioned just some dents and scratches. Normaly £65 a pair thats where I got mine from. NORMS PLACE
     
  4. Jul 18, 2010 #4

    Dieseljockey

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    Spot on Snail... :thumb: Jock email Norm see what he's got..I got a pair with connectors for £65...now the fun starts finding Co2 bottle/regs/

    Jock there's a BIGGER Q you have to ask yourself :eek:

    What's her plan??????? Why is she so nice with it all?????? I can see a big expensive shopping trip for clothes or an expensive holiday coming up.... :cry:

    Keep your head down sunshine :whistle:
     
  5. Jul 18, 2010 #5

    Drunken_Jock

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    OMG i have been looking at ones for £70 each emailed norm and waiting a reply.

    If he is doing them for £65 a pair then if he has them and available I will be having 2 so please dont tell the wife. Ill just say that there was a mistake........ :whistle:

    MY wife can be a bit of a :twisted: until she has a few glasses of wine then :drunk: :rofl:

    Jock
     
  6. Jul 18, 2010 #6

    Dieseljockey

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    As Snail said "Fully reconditioned just some dents and scratches"

    But there was nowt wrong with the pair I had.....When my setup is finished I'm looking for another pair!!! :pray:
     
  7. Jul 18, 2010 #7

    Drunken_Jock

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    I was reading a marine fish forum that 2nd hand Fire extingisher can take a regulator and you can get them refilled for a £10 at the fire maintance depot.

    Anyone else heard or even better dont this


    Jock

    Still no reply from Norm :(
     
  8. Jul 18, 2010 #8

    Sean_Mc

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    I'm sure Norm will get back to you by tomorrow night, think he may even do them a bit cheaper as he wont have the ebay costs.

    Thinking of getting one of my kegs fitted with a S30 connection for taking on trips, as Argos will some be stocking Soda stream products again....Well so I saw on a TV advert last night
     
  9. Jul 18, 2010 #9

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    I've heard of using co2 fire extinguishers also, but why not just go with a 5 or 10 lb co2 tank? In my neck of the woods I can get them filled at any welding supply shop. I'm running a 15lb bottle and it's been a year since I last filled it.

    As far as a good regulator goes this is in the US but their prices are so cheep it may be worth looking into. I've done business with them in the past and I have been happy.
    http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?mai ... 20a&page=2
     
  10. Jul 18, 2010 #10

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    For trips you can get a fitting so you can use your primary regulator with a small co2 paintball cylinder. I hate the little 7oz co2 squeeze injectors, someone inevitably messes with it and dumps the whole cylinder into the corrny. With a regulator and a paint ball tank you can set it and forget it.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2010 #11

    Sean_Mc

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    Cheers Friday I'll have a look for them on Ebay come pay day :thumb:
     
  12. Jul 18, 2010 #12

    BarnsleyBrewer

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    The Thrifty Shopper do them for £39.00 and if you spend over £25.00 it's free delivery!!
    CLICKY

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  13. Jul 19, 2010 #13

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    If you don't have a supplier of 6.35Kg CO2 nearby (And lets face it the supply of CO2 is very well tied up here in the UK), then a Fire Extinguisher makes a very good substitute . . . HOWEVER . . . Fire extinguishers have a dip tube that reaches to the bottom of the cylinder (For maximum knock down effect - hit the fire with liquid CO2) . . . So to dispense gaseous CO2 from a fire extinguisher you need to invert it.

    If anyone wants a 6.35 Cylinder (or indeed a 3.15 cylinder) Make me an offer, I bought them years ago . . . and the place that would refill them has stopped doing so . . . but if you have a place that will pressure test and refill then you could be onto a winner :lol:
     
  14. Jul 20, 2010 #14

    Friday

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    Getting co2 is a problem in the UK? Can't you get it from a welding supply shop?

    I'm not being a smart ass, I'm just genuinely shocked that it a problem. Why is it tied up?
     
  15. Jul 20, 2010 #15

    Dieseljockey

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    They don't want a free market......Rip off Britain Yipee :(
     
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    I get my beer gas from a Welding supply shop, but a lot of places here in the UK are funny about not supplying to private individuals . . . and you get some silly prices charged for bottle deposit (as much as £50) and rental (up to £10 or more a month) before you add on the cost of the refill (Up to £20 for 14lb - my last one was £11) in order to put private individuals off.

    I was 'lucky' enough to buy a couple of cylinders (a 14lb and a 7lb) from a homebrew shop several years ago (I passed frequently enough so that If I ran out I could get it replaced easily), but after about a year they stopped doing the refills, they didn't know about or appreciate the cost of hydro testing the bottles. . . . Which was a shame as it was a very good price for gas.

    It is also a Health and Safety thing as well :roll:
     
  17. Jul 20, 2010 #17

    jamesb

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    Sometimes I can't blame them for that, it can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. And going by some posts here and on Jim's, I do worry sometimes.
     
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    What about getting in good with your local welder? I've never met a welder that doesn't drink beer and that's one thing we have plenty of. A half case of good beer will get you a long ways.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2010 #19

    Drunken_Jock

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    Norms sorted me out YEEEHAAAAA now need another Fridge but that can wait:)
     
  20. Jul 20, 2010 #20

    Dieseljockey

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    A new fridge!!!!!!!!!!

    what's the missis going to say about that :nono:
    more spending spree :rofl:
     

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