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Avoid kegresources.co.nz at all cost!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Banzai Aug 2. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, just thought it was pertinent to let everyone know to avoid purchasing anything from kegresources.co.nz. A few months ago I ordered some keg post poppets from them. Transaction went…Continue

Tags: crime, site, scam, kegresources

vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Church Jun 13, 2016. 13 Replies

Hi there everyoneI have taken the advice of some people on this forum and used the lldpe white beverage tubing for my beer side of my keezer I am building. The problem is I cannot stretch it to get…Continue

Tags: kegging

NZ Hops - freshness and best practice - where do you get your freshest hops?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren Andrews (Daza) Sep 19, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi everyoneWell after trying to perfect IPAs for a while now and never quite succeeding with that fresh hop aroma a friend of mine brewed up an all Nelson Sauvin IPA/PA with wheat. Oh my gosh! It has…Continue

Tags: burst, late, addition, hop, aroma

All Grain sour/astringent taste on pale IPA - Please help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Cole May 14, 2015. 19 Replies

Hi there everyone, first post - Hi!I have previously been brewing extract beers with steeping grains, attempting to create a hoppy, west coast style IPA. Although these beers have been drinkable they…Continue

Tags: Grain, Biab, All, pH, Water

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Banzai replied to Mike Cole's discussion Avoid kegresources.co.nz at all cost!
"I had the same thing a few months back. Ordered two taps, 80mm shank flow restrictor taps at $107ea. No communication at all from the owner. Once I emailed and said I would be disputing my credit card payment, he emailed me saying they would be in…"
Aug 2
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Avoid kegresources.co.nz at all cost!

Hi everyone, just thought it was pertinent to let everyone know to avoid purchasing anything from kegresources.co.nz. A few months ago I ordered some keg post poppets from them. Transaction went through (not too much $ which was lucky). They have never arrived. They have not answered any of my emails or answered their phone. There are others who have posted similar reviews on google. Avoid!See More
Jul 27
Mike Cole replied to Peter Smith's discussion Garage Project - Angry Peaches Clone in the group Clone Brews
"Hi Peter. How close do you think this clone is to the real thing? I bet it makes a great beer for sure though! I am a big fan of a large late addition like this."
Aug 30, 2016
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Clone Brews

Group to facilitate the brewing and creation of recipes to brew clones of commercially available beers.Please start each clone recipe as a new discussion in the discussion forum so we can find recipes when searchingSee More
Jul 22, 2016
Peter Church replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"there is an o-ring inside the PRV that may have a a bit of crap in it that is preventing it forming a seal, break down the PRV as mush as possible, maybe pull the valve open with the split ring  and try to wash through with water, you may need…"
Jun 13, 2016
Mike Cole replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"Thats a pretty elaborate setup nofizz! I will get back to you about the beer line I am using, once I can get a small leak from the pressure relief valve sorted in my new keg king regulator. Might be a while as I cannot seem to figure out how to stop…"
Jun 12, 2016
nofizznofoam replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
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Jun 12, 2016
nofizznofoam replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"I have done the reducer thing....left a gap at barb though as pushing main line right up puts a bit of stretching on the sleeve if the lines are moved/bent opening and closing fridge door I used 3 hose clamps on each end one on barb 2 on sleeved…"
Jun 12, 2016
Cain Harland replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"Force carbonation preserves a bit of the hop flavor lost during natural carbonation but the bigger deal for me was slowing down the aging process which is really just about temperature. During summer some of my ipa were great after 1 week in the…"
Jun 10, 2016
Mike Cole replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"Hi Cain, no worries at all, you were really helpful. It probably would have worked out if I had bought the slightly larger diameter LLDPE hosing and gone with MFL connections. I am still keen to go with it but will wait until I have the basics set…"
Jun 10, 2016
Cain Harland replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"Sorry my recommendation for the LDPE line didn't work out for you there Mike. Your right about kegging having a bit of a learning curve and it will probably take a few attempts and changes to get it all dialed in and pouring right but you will…"
Jun 10, 2016
Mike Cole replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"Well thanks to Darren at Keg Resources I have sorted this all out. Ended up just getting the beer line they sell which will fit over the barbed disconnect nicely. It seems that the LLDPE tubing is best put into MFL connectors - that push directly…"
Jun 8, 2016
Mike Cole replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"Hey Chig, thanks for getting involved in the discussion. I am mostly concerned about infection, seems pretty air tight so shouldn't affect air getting in (though it may affect the flow of CO2 in the line).  When you say you use push in…"
Jun 8, 2016
Mike Cole replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"I am seriously struggling to get it on LOL. Burnt fingers etc. Just cant seem to coax it on there. Do you find soaking it for a longer time makes it more pliable than say a minute in boiling water? What is your method for stretching it over? Really…"
Jun 8, 2016
Grant R Baker replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"I usually soak the trip of the beer line in a cup of boiled hot water then push onto the barb whilst it is still hot. Gets it done."
Jun 8, 2016
Chig replied to Mike Cole's discussion vinyl tube reducer for lldpe beer line? is it ok?
"Gidday Mike, personally, in a setup like that, I'd be concerned about infection (as you mentioned) and air bubbles causing foaming in the line. I've had good results with push in fittings in my keezer - I've used them on the gas side…"
Jun 8, 2016

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Mikes Smash
Epic Hop Zombie
Liberty Red Rocks Reserve
Rogue Chocolate Milk Stout
Panhead Vandal
Epic Armageddon IPA
Mikes Taranaki Pale Ale
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Mikes
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No8 Wired
Garage Project
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Teacher, Biologist, Music Nerd, Beer Nerd, Home Brewer, West Aucklander

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