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Old 03-18-2016, 10:41 AM   #31
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That's what the regulator valve is for, to reduce the pressure so it isn't too much. You could have 1000psi (exaggeration of course) coming into the valve but if it was set at 50psi that's all that would be going out to the system.
I understand that, but wouldn't trust it. To each their own!
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I find people don't leave the water running if it's on a hand pump. It's not perfect but it's simple and should last a very long time.
Beyond that at times I do use pepsi ball lock kegs for water because I can pressurize the keg with my co2 tank and regulators, without leaks. The kegs are also pretty handy for beer. Don't reinvent the wheel.
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Do those work like corny kegs? Can you brew right in them?
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Exactly. You can pick them up fairly cheap locally, as opposed to buying online.

Just be aware there are two types. "Pin lock" and "ball lock" kegs. Both look the same and are commonly used for soft drinks. The kegs are actually the same, it's the quick connects that vary on either pin lock or ball lock kegs. Obviously you want either all pin lock connectors or all ball lock connectors, because they are not compatible with each other.

Some people claim to ferment in the kegs. I prefer using glass during fermentation.

There isn't any reason you couldn't use compressed air from your bus to pressurize your kegs, but you're obviously going to need a regulator.
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It's not fancy but it's going to beat the heck out of blue jugs. I'm kind of attracted to the fact that visitors can't leave the water running. I think it will work fine, but I'll know better by next year at this time.

It was suggested that I won't be able to pump the water while taking a shower. Luckily I usually have one free hand while in the shower. This is not headed in a constructive direction. Later.
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There isn't any reason you couldn't use compressed air from your bus to pressurize your kegs, but you're obviously going to need a regulator.
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It's not fancy but it's going to beat the heck out of blue jugs. I'm kind of attracted to the fact that visitors can't leave the water running. I think it will work fine, but I'll know better by next year at this time.
Boy, I'm not sure where to put this. You're going to pressurize the beer delivery and hand-pump the water. Talk about having your priorities straight!

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I always seem to have a backup system. I'm not pressurizing my drum of spring water, because that has a hand pump on it which works impressively well. I'm pressurizing my kegs. I can also put water in my kegs but a nice wheat beer is favored over water. Granny used to wash her hair with beer, but I take it internally for medicinal purposes only.

Apparently you're also a beer drinker so the though of water coming out of a beer tap doesn't quite sound natural to you. Any confusion? You can come over and drink as much spring water as you like!
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No; I hadn't picked up on your putting water in your beer kegs. No reason not to; it's as good a way as any to deliver water. Make sure your tap handles are properly labeled.

My grandmother was a teetotaler who used whiskey, honey, and lemon juice in equal proportions to cure any number of ailments, but washed her hair conventionally.
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I'm thinking your granny smelled better than my granny.
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