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Old 01-26-2010, 09:23 PM   #121
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Wow, i love the exploaded view. I am definitely cheaper with a clamp and a cut off section of air tool hose. I may have to build taht out too. Lamarguy, do you pressure ferment?

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #122
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Lamarguy, do you pressure ferment?
Yup...Which explains why my diagram has a pressure gauge, external port, and valves.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:36 PM   #123
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So I just ran through the 30 plus pages on pressurized fermentation. I'd love to hear what your fermentation schedule is at pressure etc. I'm using my sanke fermenter a lot more as a single vessel fermentation and would like to set this up.

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You can connect the gas line using a 1/4" male flare fitting and 3/8" push-connect tube adapter (1/2" for the newer design). Just unhook and attach the existing MFL connector from your gas line.
I'm sorry, but I'm pretty ignorant of what all these things mean. Let me try to detail it out and tell me if I go wrong.

So, the push-connect tube adapter is a type of compression fitting or something similar (can this be removed easily?), that would attach to the blow off port, then the male flare fitting would then screw on to that. My gas line from my gas QD would need to be removed and then connected on the MFL.

Does the gas line get directly pushed onto the MFL or is there another piece in between?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:42 PM   #125
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ISo, the push-connect tube adapter is a type of compression fitting or something similar (can this be removed easily?), that would attach to the blow off port
Correct. The push-to-connect fittings are designed to be installed/removed easily.

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My gas line from my gas QD would need to be removed and then connected on the MFL.
Correct. Just unscrew the female flare adapter from the gas QD and screw it onto the male flare fitting. Be sure to use a nylon washer if you don't already have one.

The connection would look similar to this:



The little red tab is a lock for the push-to-connect fitting, to prevent accidental release.
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I'd love to hear what your fermentation schedule is at pressure etc. I'm using my sanke fermenter a lot more as a single vessel fermentation and would like to set this up.
No problem...I listed the advantages/disadvantages (including pressure limits) according to the available literature and posted the pressure schedule for the last porter I brewed.

Whatever you do, do NOT do this!

To avoid hijacking this thread, feel free to post any questions in the other thread...
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lamarguy, thanks for the reply and picture. Makes sense now. I was thinking that instead of putting a male flare fitting on the push-to-connect fitting, would it be possible to screw on a keg gas in post?

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lamarguy, thanks for the reply and picture. Makes sense now. I was thinking that instead of putting a male flare fitting on the push-to-connect fitting, would it be possible to screw on a keg gas in post?
Sure, so long as you can obtain a post and match the threads. You'll probably have to rethread the push-to-connect fitting or find an adapter fitting.
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Sure, so long as you can obtain a post and match the threads. You'll probably have to rethread the push-to-connect fitting or find an adapter fitting.
Looks like you can do push-to-connect -> MFL -> FFL-adapter-for-corny -> Corny Keg Gas In post.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:55 PM   #130
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What type of air lock is everyone using? I cant seem to find one that fits very well...

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