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View Poll Results: What do you guys think about pressure fermentations? Time for a poll.
I've done it and I liked it just fine! 83 11.16%
I've done it, nothing wrong with it, but prefer normal fermentation techniques. 21 2.82%
I've done it, hate it, and never will do it again! 4 0.54%
I've never done it, but it is on my list! 556 74.73%
I've never done anything. I only brew beer in my mind. 80 10.75%
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:54 AM   #1091
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Time to depressurize and find out!

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:08 AM   #1092
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I measured, but want to verify that the rings are 2 1/4", is that right?
No, they are ~2.145. The McMaster part number I linked to is the correct one.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:18 PM   #1093
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Id stick to the Sanke snap rings if I were you! I have heard nothing about the standard ones, except they are harder to get in and out. The C-style rings... well I hear they are pretty easy to get in and out, but also have a tendency to leak gas. I'd rather learn how to properly use the standard equipment and not have the potential headache of my CO2 bottle emptying in my kegerator. It takes me a second to remove a ring I put on. Takes me about 10 seconds with a brewery applied ring. Putting them in is the time consuming part, and that is simplified with practice. Little trick, make sure the end of the spring you will be pulling out next time lines up with a keyhole. This makes it simple to get your blade/screwdriver under and then turn your wrist to remove the ring. EASY!!!!!

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GNBrews, I bet you have something other than yeast in your dip-tube/poppet. You could try to gas in the beer out port and then give it time to settle. then give it another try at transfer. Might save you from having to open your keg.

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I've been thinking about trying this, but I'm having trouble figuring out the parts needed for the modified tap. I have a variety of kegs that I use to ferment in, and currently one Sanke tap that I can modify, and have a source for another.

Is there a parts list anywhere, with links? This thread is getting long, and wading through looking for parts is taking way too much time.

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Here ya go, from the links in the very first post of this thread. Basically, one you find a threaded tail piece that fits under your gas-side beer nut, whatever you can find that fits that tail piece will work. Just make sure you have a pressure gauge and a adjustable back-pressure relief valve of your choice.
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No, they are ~2.145. The McMaster part number I linked to is the correct one.
Awesome, thanks! I should have scrolled down the page ;-)

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Id stick to the Sanke snap rings if I were you! I have heard nothing about the standard ones, except they are harder to get in and out. The C-style rings... well I hear they are pretty easy to get in and out, but also have a tendency to leak gas. I'd rather learn how to properly use the standard equipment and not have the potential headache of my CO2 bottle emptying in my kegerator. It takes me a second to remove a ring I put on. Takes me about 10 seconds with a brewery applied ring. Putting them in is the time consuming part, and that is simplified with practice. Little trick, make sure the end of the spring you will be pulling out next time lines up with a keyhole. This makes it simple to get your blade/screwdriver under and then turn your wrist to remove the ring. EASY!!!!!
Thanks! I'm going to order a couple of these. Gives me an excuse to add the spunding valve parts to my order ;-)
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Is there a parts list anywhere, with links? This thread is getting long, and wading through looking for parts is taking way too much time.

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I would second an update to the wiki with a detailed parts list/diagram. That would be super helpful.
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Thanks WortMonger, I missed that one apparently. Have any idea where to get the tail piece? I read somewhere in this thread that you had one made with nylon, how much would it be to have one made up for me - and any others that might be interested?

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