New pressure barrel from Wilkos

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  1. Dec 3, 2019 #41

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    I've recently bought one of these and can assure you it works fine - just remember to grease it up with vaseline.....
     
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    There's an interesting review on Wilco's site regards to testing for pressure, and "tweaking" the PRV with pvc tape to ensure that they hold 15psi, and using a pull-in Schrader car tyre valve, so the pressure can be checked, something I've done on PB's in the past.
     
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    I'm aware of that after failings years ago John that's why I've gone to town on my coopers european larger and turned into a belgian larger /ale bomb but yes I think there is no point putting that in a barrel, better in bottles for has long as possible like the wine ha, I've got a bitter to start soon so may get a king keg bottom tap for things like that, cheers John.
     
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    I have 5 P/Bs in constant rotation 3 x King Kegs, and 2 x wilco new style 4" cap P/Bs. I have moded all my P/Bs by adding a Schrader valve (to monitor pressure, and allow pressure testing), fitting new rubber seals from new, fitting a cable tie to the s3 input valve (to stop the seal sliding off), doubling over a lengh of insulating tape and wrapping a couple of turns round the blow off valve, then place the safety rubber back over the tape, also replaced the taps on the wilco P/Bs. I can honestly say i have only had a problem with a stripped thread on one of the KKs. All my barrels hold pressure upto around 15psi with no problems. The wilco barrels are great value for money, you cant go wrong.:beer1:
     
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    Yes but I don't want to modefy a new barrel, you've practically re made them, I'm too lazy though.
     
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    Well i will stick to IMG_0001.JPG IMG_0003.JPG my moded kit mate, and get consistant results :laugh8:
     
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    Look great full of beer too, mine won't be ready fr Christmas but will do a bitter for a keg asap, that pint looks good also
     
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    The wilco barrel on the right is almost full. The KK on the left is almost emptyo_O But i do have this punk ipa type clone in secondarywink... Roll on christmas:beer1: IMG_0004.JPG
     
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    That's what I call organized!!
    I failed in planning.
     
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    acheers.
     
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    Hi, which would be the best tap to get! I have 2 rotokegs which dispense mainly froth if not turned on VERY slightly? Cheers
     
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    The best tap i have is on one of my KKs. It's called an Alumasc mk5, its threaded to take sparklers, pours really nice, got it with a 2nd hand keg a few years ago, the standard black KK taps are ok, and you can get them on Ebay for about a fiver IMG_0005.JPG IMG_0009.JPG
     
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    I found a "standard" tap I've used on my other pb won't fit as the Wilko pb tap hole is a sort of inverted nipple and the thread on my tap is too long to seat and seal it.
     
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    Your not wrong Clint. You have to trim the shank of the KK taps, i use a fine tooth hacksaw, and take off any burrs with a stanley blade. Dead easy job, just measure it, and trim to length of the original tap. IMG_0002.JPG
     
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    Ha! Nice one!
     
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    The only down side that i can see with the wilco barrel is the handle's. I find them pretty hard to lift when full, if they had the same handle's as the KKs they would be perfect.
     
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    In fact if KK's were the same price as Wilko barrels that might be better!
     
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    Alumasc taps available from MorePour, 15 quid each- with a sparkler...
     

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