Pressure Barrels?

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  1. Jan 10, 2019 #21

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    That one is for the 8gr sparklet type bulb. (You'll need a bulb holder with that one...)
     
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    Thanks have ordered the bulb holder.
     
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    with a long nose pliers you can remove the pin and use sodastream bottle with adaptor
     
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    All mine are S30 type, none have this pin, so the bullet/bulb wouldn't work in this scenario.
    Although the pin looks like a c-lock pin, which I guess could be retro fitted.
     
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    There are pin inserts available (From bl@@dy Hambleton Bard!)...
     
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    @Andy O'Leary That's the one that punctures the 8g CO2 capsule.
     
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    I feel totally betrayed by Ham-Bard. I bought my fourth Keg a week before Xmas. I now have to replace all the valves. I also have £75 of redundant S30s. There must be thousands of users for the S30 system.
    We should boycott all Hambleton Bard products until they rethink the situation.
     
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    You're not wrong.
    There must be thousands of homebrewers, and hundreds of retailers affected by this. (I fit into both categories!).
    I have been talking to other homebrew equipment suppliers, and there are talks going on amongst them
    regarding the future supply of CO2 cylinders.
    As soon as I get any information, I will post it here.

    As it stands, I personally have five or six of my own barrels, and as a retailer, thousands of pounds of potentially useless stock.

    I totally agree with a boycott of all HB products.
     
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    I think you will find that refilled S30 cylinders will become available again, sooner rather than later, so I wouldn't write off any dependent equipment too so soon after HB's bombshell announcement, which after all was less than a fortnight ago.
     
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    it should be easy to make an adaptor for HB gas cylinders, surely ?
     
  13. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:52 PM #33

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    It is. I have done.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2019 at 10:26 AM #34

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    then make a few more and sell them on Ebay..........
     
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    It had occurred to me, but want to be sure it really works before I get too excited. Should know by the end of the week.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM #36

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    if there is pressure in the system paint all "joints" with dilute washing up liquid - no bubbles no leaks
     
  17. Jan 18, 2019 at 5:03 PM #37

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    My assistant brewer (grandson) and I spent a jolly evening yesterday refilling a load of empty S30 cylinders for our local home brew shop, so they at least will be able to keep their customers happy for a while following Hambleton Bard’s decision not to refill them anymore.

    We found that the actual weight of CO2 transferred from the 6Kg donor bottle we used, varied from a bit over the quoted 240gms, to only half that, but beggars can’t be choosers, and if the choice is between no gas, or a ¾ full S30 for ¾ the price, I know which I’d take!

    If the new supplier mentioned on Home Brew Life facebook page fails to materialise, I will be happy to tell anyone interested how we filled them, but must warn it cost a bit to set up.
     
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