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Re: Threaded Copper adaptor for Standard US Beer Keg

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  • tfurey7
    ... of ... you ... errors. ... of ... don t ... your ... Harry, This is a non issue if you are using propane .. Right? Tim
    Message 1 of 36 , Nov 2, 2004
      >
      >
      > In the situation Jim is talking about, you put your first runnings
      > back into the still (40-50+% abv) and the element is not covered.
      > Screw down the lid and you have a stainless steel keg with a bit
      of
      > fuel, a lot of air, and an exposed electric ignition device in the
      > space above the fuel, where the fumes are mixing with the air you
      > trapped inside when you sealed the lid on. Flick the awitch and
      you
      > will have a very large steel grenade trying it's hardest to part
      > your extremities from your torso.
      >
      > This has happened to Jim in real life, through a comedy of
      errors.
      > He's lucky to be here to tell the tale. That's why we are so
      > adamant about sight levels for this type of keg setup. An ounce
      of
      > prevention is worth a ton of cure (if you survive), and if you
      don't
      > survive, then your family will have a rough time collecting on
      your
      > life insurance.
      >
      > As for the hayburner, well....when the heavens opened up I knew he
      > was no chance. Duffer in the wet. I backed the quinella (Makybe
      > Diva & Vinnie Roe, with 3 others thrown in) on wet-track form, but
      > it cost me just as much to put on (5-way ticket = $10) as what the
      > dividend paid ($10). Eh bien....c'est la vie. :-/
      >
      >
      > Slainte!
      > regards Harry


      Harry, This is a non issue if you are using propane .. Right?

      Tim
    • David W Lunsford
      I use propane, and I seem to have very few problems, compared to the other members with electric...Dave
      Message 36 of 36 , Nov 3, 2004
        I use propane, and I seem to have very few problems, compared to the other
        members with electric...Dave



        At 04:38 AM 11/3/04 +0000, you wrote:
        >
        >...but(t)....(we all have one...:>)....you are talking about combustion
        >OUTSIDE the boiler...(i doubt anyone would see anything outside an "air
        >tight" boiler to indicate its potential demise..if so,they should
        >run-like-hell.:>).....I dont think that was the original subject....:>)
        >
        >>From: "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...>
        >>Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Threaded Copper adaptor for Standard US Beer
        >>Keg
        > Burning alcohol is sometimes
        >>very difficult to see (faint blue flame), until it's too late.
        >>
        >>HTH
        >>Slainte!
        >>regards harry
        >>
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