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Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By mcubed45
Ah didn't see your link. That's a great option...

Ah didn't see your link. That's a great option then. I hadn't really researched other options other than silicone, vinyl, and "aquarium co2 tubing" at the time. My main point is that the over-priced...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By mcubed45
Nope. My 20# tank lasts 6-7 months. That's...

Nope.

My 20# tank lasts 6-7 months. That's supplying a 20g, 30g, and 75g, plus 4 kegs in a kegerator. The co2 loss is extremely small and it would take many many years before the cost of co2 lost...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By mcubed45
DIY CO2 does not have pressure limitations other...

DIY CO2 does not have pressure limitations other than a leaky setup. Yeast do not go dormant at higher pressures.



The only reason it won't work is if you have leaks. Leaks prevent you from...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By mcubed45
You can run glass ceramic diffusers off DIY CO2...

You can run glass ceramic diffusers off DIY CO2 no problem. I'm not sure if anyone has actually setup an atomizer with DIY CO2 but it should also work. The only real limitation is that atomizers...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By mcubed45
It's not so much that they're useless, you just...

It's not so much that they're useless, you just have to understand their limitations. Bubble counters are only a reference so you can titrate co2 in your particular setup. It is not a means of...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By mcubed45
Silicone is fine. I have 100+ ft of silicone...

Silicone is fine. I have 100+ ft of silicone tubing running to 3 different tanks in my apartment. Setup's been running 3+ years with no issues. CO2 tubing is marketing hype and a great way for...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,037
Posted By mcubed45
this video clearly shows that galabar has devised...

this video clearly shows that galabar has devised a method of tripling your CO2 using only a needle valve. when is the group buy?




lol seriously man, thanks for taking the time to do an...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 30,716
Posted By mcubed45
a couple other members with engineering/science...

a couple other members with engineering/science backgrounds finally posted and confirmed what i'd been arguing all along and everyone finally stopped.


that's awesome that you took the time to...
Forum: DIY 04-14-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By mcubed45
get a drop checker. BC's tell you almost nothing...

get a drop checker. BC's tell you almost nothing about how much CO2 is going into your tank.
Forum: DIY 01-26-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,877
Posted By mcubed45
there has to be a leak. where else would the co2...

there has to be a leak. where else would the co2 go during the 36 hours you were seeing zero output? yeast don't stop fermenting when they see a spone/diffuser/chopstick. pressure builds and the co2...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By mcubed45
my LFS carries it. it's something ridiculously...

my LFS carries it. it's something ridiculously cheap like 10c/foot. :)
Forum: DIY 01-05-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,877
Posted By mcubed45
you can't blow air through a diffuser or...

you can't blow air through a diffuser or chopstick with your mouth. the pores are very tiny and your body is not capable of producing that kind of pressure.

the only reason a DIY CO2 system will...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By mcubed45
just use silicone tubing. the minisicule amount...

just use silicone tubing. the minisicule amount of co2 lost due to the permeability of silicone is nothing compared to the +500% price premium you'll pay for co2 tubing. it will take you many many...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By mcubed45
the ONLY reason a ceramic diffuser will not work...

the ONLY reason a ceramic diffuser will not work with DIY CO2 is if you have a leak.
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By mcubed45
regular glass/ceramic diffusers work fine if you...

regular glass/ceramic diffusers work fine if you don't have any leaks.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By mcubed45
EoTD with Micromatc 642

http://www.micromatic.com/images/3/300x300/642.jpg

Just finished running through my first 20# bottle and wanted to post my observations with my micromatic 642 (found in Sumo's premier line also)....
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By mcubed45
yep the difference in viscosity makes for a...

yep the difference in viscosity makes for a noticeable difference in bubble size/rate.

the ONLY reliable and cost effective method of estimating co2 in our tanks is a drop checker. bubble counters...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By mcubed45
http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/regulator...

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/regulators-cid-614.html

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/regulators/co2-premium.shtml
...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,585
Posted By mcubed45
how long does your 20# CO2 tank last?

pleasantly surprised that my 20# tank lasted just a couple days shy of 7 months.

the tank supplies a 75g, 30g, and 20g. all 3 have been running standard ceramic diffusers with drop checkers...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,079
Posted By mcubed45
you don't understand why people like different...

you don't understand why people like different things?

this isn't exactly the right forum for you if you're trying to understand such a basic aspect of human individuality.

or should we be...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,884
Posted By mcubed45
i'd be interested in seeing your results too, if...

i'd be interested in seeing your results too, if you don't mind.

betta makes a pretty good argument. i might be way off too.

statics systems are so much simpler than dynamic ones :p
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,884
Posted By mcubed45
that's actually a re-badged micromatic....

that's actually a re-badged micromatic. micromatics are hardly cheap or low-end. the beer industry is far less tolerant of the crap that gets put out in the aquarium industry. take a look behind the...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,884
Posted By mcubed45
sequential check valves are not additive. a...

sequential check valves are not additive.

a 5 psi valve opens when there is more than a 5psi pressure differential across it. once a CV opens, it is essentially an open piece of tubing. it may...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By mcubed45
ya. i would've gone w/ amazon but they wouldn't...

ya. i would've gone w/ amazon but they wouldn't ship it to hawaii at all.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By mcubed45
even my local airgas wanted stupid prices for a...

even my local airgas wanted stupid prices for a used ugly looking tanks. i live in hawaii tho, so shipping from most places was more than the tank. finally i found that www.micromatic.com sells shiny...
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