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Old 12-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #521
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i posed this question to Josh but wanted to ask for the masses also .

Does anyone bulk carbonate in the Brehemoth (or other) and if so, how does the process of transferring already carbonated beer to individual kegs work (or not work...). Doesn't it get all foamy?

Is the solution simply to carbonate individually. Obviously bulk carbonating is more convenient in theory. But if it causes many problems during the transfer of the beer then maybe not so much.

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Those of us that pressure ferment in a sankey, counter pressure tranfer all the time to a serving vessel. It works great.

Read some (or all if you have a week!) of Wortmonger's thread on pressure fermentation for more info.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #522
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I ran a test of the CIP sprayball I'll be using. Looks like it'll work great, even with a March pump! P/N is in the video description.


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Old 12-03-2011, 09:39 PM   #523
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Nice, looks like it will work great. Been wanting to test mine like that just at a 60gpm flow rate I don't feel like getting soaked. LOL

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Old 12-04-2011, 05:55 PM   #524
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Ok so I tried to drill through the cap, but the stainless laughed at my drill bits. Going to have to find some Cobalt bits to get through this stuff.



In the meantime, I ghetto rigged it up - turns out the 1/2" pipe nipple is almost a precise fit in the 1" tri-clamp fitting. A wrap of electrical tape made a very snug fit, then I just screwed the CIP ball on the inside.



Worked like a charm! I hooked everything up after heating some water in my boil kettle, put a scoop of Oxyclean in the bottom of the conical...



And broke out the waterproof camera


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Old 12-07-2011, 12:00 AM   #525
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How many gallons of wort do you think you could fit in there/finished beer including losses?

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Old 12-07-2011, 01:05 AM   #526
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The biggest I have ever done is about 19 gallons with about 18.5 being viable for kegging. I did this under pressure and had no blowoff.

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:33 AM   #527
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PJ - I ferment 14.5 gallons in a Sanke keg and I get about a quart or two of blow-off, which I divert to another pressure vessel (keg) for top cropping. Fill er up. Pressure fermenting tamps the krausen down.

Joe - I've got the same sprayball. I use an LG 2-MD-HC pump that gives me 5.5 GPM. Fairly similar to your march I believe. I don't think I have enough fluid speed and am spinning my wheels, so to say. After 30 mins with warm PBW I still have to take a green scrubby to it to get the krausen ring off.

I'd love to hear about yours in use and if it works out. I ended up getting a carboycleaner (the sanke version) which doesn't fully take care of it either. Still trying to figure it all. In the end, I leaning towards the idea that you need one hell of a pump for CIP (more powerful than I can use for a whirlpool) but I could be wrong.

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Old 12-09-2011, 12:42 AM   #528
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Ok, so after one batch, I wasn't happy with the temp stratification I was getting on a 10 gallon batch with the chiller coils. Since I'm going to do a 15 gallon batch next time, it's only going to be worse. So I here's how I fixed the problem:

First, cut the weld for the top line free


Stretch! (and cut the excess line off)


And now it runs much higher, so I shouldn't have a warm layer on top.


I still need to reweld or solder the top fitting, but should have that done shortly.

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Shockerengr, that's brilliant. I may do the exact same thing.

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I totally stole your idea and posted pix of the process over in my Brewhemoth picture thread.



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