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#2941 - 01/18/08 05:12 PM Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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This is a homemade carbonator cap real easy to put together and pumped up bottle to 25 psi now I just have to get a co2 bottle
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#2942 - 01/19/08 12:12 AM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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interesting!
how you getting co2 in there?
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#2943 - 01/19/08 08:04 AM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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interesting!
how you getting co2 in there?


I'm thinking with one of these:



I'm wanting to play with some sweet ciders and am considering going this route too as force carbonation is about the only way to do them unless you go with weird unfermentable sugars like Splenda.

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#2944 - 01/19/08 09:46 AM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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I bet this will work if you can control the amount of pressure you put in the bottle. I would also want to know how much pressure those bottle will hold. You could force carbonate just like I do my kegs.

If the bottles will hold the pressure I would ...

- chill the beer to 40f
- charge to 25-35psi
- slowly rock the bottle for 1-2 minutes
- test it. you may need to rock a little more or a little less. it take 3.5-4.5 minutes in a 5gal keg.

I do see 2 problems. You need a continuous supply of CO2 for the beer to absorb and you do need to control the pressure. I don't know how you would do that without a regulator. You could overcome those problems with a CO2 tank.

I have another use. I use a similar cap for pressurizing the bottle so the beer won't go flat after I fill it with draft. Will you post your parts list?


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#2945 - 01/19/08 10:20 AM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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Remember the old home soda makers. The cap to get CO2 to the water and syrup was very similar to that. I bet it would work just fine.

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#2946 - 01/19/08 06:04 PM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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I bet this will work if you can control the amount of pressure you put in the bottle. I would also want to know how much pressure those bottle will hold. You could force carbonate just like I do my kegs.


Don't forget this is a plain ole' tire valve. Get a decent digital or dial tire gauge and you'll know the pressure!

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#2947 - 01/19/08 09:32 PM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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It is just a tire valve stem and a bottle cap the stem has a rubber gasket on the bottom so when you tighten it,it snugs up to the cap.I bought a tool from Home depot that uses co2 for power it has co2 cylinder that screws up into a pressure gauge regulator that way you can regulate the pressure.Its still needs a little fine tunning I need to make a line from the tool to the carbonator cap. It needs a air chuck that snaps on to the valve stem So when you release the co2 it wont fly off the stem.I had the pressure gauge set at 25 psi on a trail run seemed to work. will post pics if I get it figured out :lol:
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#2948 - 01/19/08 10:03 PM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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That's a neat setup you have going there. They do make something similiar to what you are doing. The downside though is that you need a c02 tank with a regulator to work it. So really it is kegging without the keg. Couldn't really see the point in buying all that to charge some bottles. But what you have made seems kinda simple and might be worth a try. Thanks for sharing.

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#2949 - 01/20/08 07:41 AM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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Another option that many of you may not know about is the PARTY PIG.... [url=www.partypig.com]www.partypig.com[/url] it is like a keg, but you put your brew in it after you have fermented, so it conditions in the pig and then you have draft beer on tap when it is ready.
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#2950 - 01/20/08 07:42 AM Re: Carbonator Cap [Re: Newcastle]
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can you tell I don't know how to make the URL hehe


[url=www.partypig.com]www.partypig.com[/url]


Maybe this works..
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