My CO2 Regulators suck

Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:16 pm

My co2 regulator are at least 10 years old and they suck ass. The pressures are constantly fluctuating and I end up chasing the pressure I want on my beer. I have rebuilt both regulators on my dual gauge regulator and it still sucks. Does anyone have a recommendation for a regulator I can buy that actually works. It would probably get a hard on if I could actually set a pressure on a keg and it maintain that pressure until the keg was gone. Just sayin, this shit is real frustrating!
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Re: My CO2 Regulators suck

Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:35 am

I have what I consider the best regulators and one of the five do that. Do all of yours drift?
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Re: My CO2 Regulators suck

Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:40 am

Have you rebuilt it? There are rebuild kits for some regulators.
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Re: My CO2 Regulators suck

Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:27 am

No, but I took it apart and it looked pristine. I'll look into a rebuild kit.
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Re: My CO2 Regulators suck

Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:46 pm

Just buy a new one unless you are broke.
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Re: My CO2 Regulators suck

Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:07 pm

Diaphragms will wear out. Basically you're replacing all the internal moving parts. I don't see the point of buying a brand new regulator at 4 times the cost of a rebuild kit. You could make another batch of beer with the savings.
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Re: My CO2 Regulators suck

Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:21 am

Good point. I guess I am just a lazy brewer and don't have much extra time with my two little ones around the house.
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Re: My CO2 Regulators suck

Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:30 pm

Yes little ones can throw a wrench into brewing. That's why i've been brewing at 1 am when no one is up.
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