Subject: re: mail order yeast and kegging
Date: 1990-01-26 16:47:58 GMT
Mike Charleton asks:
"My partner and I...(are looking for)... mail order sources for liquid yeast"
I've bought liquid yeast both fresh and by mail order from Steinbart's. The
mail order takes two days by UPS (it's just over the hill). I've noticed
a significant difference in the yeasts that come by mail. Perhaps a little
sluggish. Thus, I can't recommend these over simply hydrating a packet of
Munton and Fison. The liquid yeast purchased fresh is superb, though.
Many thanks to all who responded regarding my keg leak problems. Results?
The Firestone keg seems to have fixed its own problem. It no longer leaks.
The Cornelius kegs gave me real trouble. The new one now seals with one
particular orientation of the lid. The recommended method of sealing is
to fill the keg, turn it over once, then back. Then fill with gas. The
used Cornelius keg refused to seal until I replaced the O-ring (from
Rapids). I had to also remove the inlet valve and disassemble it, and
boil the tiny O-ring. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET REPLACEMENT PARTS
FOR THE KEG VALVES?
Funny thing about these kegs. I did photoemission studies for my
postdoc in solid state physics. I had less trouble obtaining 10E-7
atmospheres in a giant vacuum vessle than I had sealing these kegs to
10 psi! Oh, well, nothing a good home brew won't cure. But seriously,
I would appreciate information on where to obtain spare Cornelius parts.
Thanks again. Florian.
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