Q: Does it have to be chilled, or will room temp work.>
A: this will work at room temps but the carbonation process will always benefit from having the solution we are trying to carbonate, as cold as possible without freezing
Q: Is the co2 connection on the lid for a pin lock ?
A: the connection on the lid is currently only produced for ball lock kegs
Q: What type of fitting is the gas line on this lid ? And is this lid fit the pin lock sty kegs
A: the lid has a welded 1/4" barb on the lid and uses a 1/4" barb on the diffusion stone with tubing bridging the gap. This will fit on either ball lock or pin lock style kegs
Q: If I'm using this to carb sparkling water (~30psi). Do I still need to incrementally increase the pressure, or can I just leave my regulator at 30psi through the entire carbonation process?
A: increasing the PSI will speed up the carbonation time, otherwise leaving it at one set PSI can be done, and may take a bit more time for the carbonation rate to build in the water
Q: Can you replace the ball lock gas post with a pin lock gas post? If so, which pin lock post thread?
Also, can you replace the hose with a stainless steel tube similar to an oxygenation wand?
A: the post fitting would only be able to be used with a ball lock connection. A ball lock disconnect can be picked up for around $5.99 if you typically only have pin lock disconnects available. The inner tubing is attached to a barb fitting that would not have an option to apply stainless to it without welding or brazing the tubing onto the barb
Q: I'm looking to see if there is a complete kit including hoses and clamps and everything that's needed to make your continuous carbonated water if so I would like to know what it's called and can I order that from you I'm sure it would be some type of kit
A: We do sell a basic kegging kit that can be used to carbonate beer, cider, seltzer or soda on part ID 99-5000. This does not include the carbonation lid, but that can be purchased and used separately if needed to speed up the infusion process
Q: How does the gas hose connect to the bottom of the lid? Are the fittings on the bottom stainless steel? I want to avoid rusting or other contaminants with hose clamp connection.
A: the tubing is fitted over a 1/4" stainless barb fitting under the lid
Q: If I am using this for a 2.5 gallon keg will my beer still take 24 hours to carbonate or will carbonation time be shorter due to the fact my keg is 2.5 gallons less than a 5 gallon keg?
A: the timeline will likely be dropped a bit due to the lower volume of fluid being carbed vs. a 5 gallon keg
Q: Areas of high pressure move to areas of low pressure so will I need to worry about carbonation loss or overflow when I remove the lid?
A: Bleeding the headspace of the keg will purge co2 from the top, and so long as the lid is exchanged with a close lid and repressurized quickly should not result in co2 volume loss dissolved into the product inside
Q: I melted my tubing by boiling it. Where can I find replacement tubing?
A: 119-2392A would be the item ID for the replacement
Q: Can the tubing be boiled with the stone to sterilize it or would you recommend letting it soak in a sanitizer?
A: the tubing should be able to withstand boiling but a soak in sanitizer would limit any long term damage to the tube due to the heat
Q: What is the length of the tube? I have seen different ones depending on type of keg.
A: The length of the tubing is 2 feet.
Q: Do you have an instruction sheet available for this product? I'd like to know what must be done to carbonate my keg and how controllable the process is before buying one.
A: We dont currently have an instruction sheet to provide at this time. The lid is put on the keg with the tube submersed. USing the Gas feed in post on the top, the disconnect will feed pressure down through the tube to the diffusion stone. The amount of dissolved gas, pressure used and time will vary based on the product being used and the level of carbonation you're in need of for that product
Q: If I want to serve an english bitter on nitro with a stout faucet on beer gas 70/30 nitro to co2 and want to quickly carbonate it with a stone to have a meager 1 volume of co2 before pushing it with beer gas which I usually do with strait co2 force carbing first what is your recommendation with the lid and stone?
A: the lid and the stone would aid in speeding up the process of diffusing the gas in vs. using the dip tube inlet in the keg. The amount of volume would still be based off of the psi, the stone would just cut down on the time the beverage would need to be on gas before we would reach that volume
Q: Should i cut the tube to fit 3 gallon kegs or does it not matter if it coils at the bottom. And if i do cut, what size/type tubing should i get to replace when i upgrade to 5 gallon?
A: The tubing length should not effect the diffusion stones use, but the lin length can be shortened if needed withour effecting the function of the system
Q: Can the lid be converted to pin lock?
A: These lids will fit both pin lock and ball lock variety kegs
Q: Any chance there's a pin lock version of this?
A: Unfortunately we do not carry a pin lock version of these units at this time.