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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! 81 11.27%
I've done it, nothing wrong with it, but prefer normal fermentation techniques. 20 2.78%
I've done it, hate it, and never will do it again! 4 0.56%
I've never done it, but it is on my list! 535 74.41%
I've never done anything. I only brew beer in my mind. 79 10.99%
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:31 AM   #1551
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It is worth the read.

You can also do some web searches to find cornie related posts.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:46 AM   #1552
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FWIW, I currently ferment in 5 gal. corny kegs using some homemade spunding valves (from parts from Grainger and McMaster-Carr) connected to ball lock gas connectors with roughly 1 ft. of plastic tubing. With a little Fermcap, I'm able to ferment 4 gallons without an issue (I usually ferment higher gravity and then dilute down to desired gravity by adding 1 gallon of preboiled water). Once I pitch, I set my spunding valve to 15 psi and let it ride. Sometimes I transfer to a new keg (if I plan on doing that, I use a dip-tube that I've cut about an inch shorter), but if I've filtered it well before it went into the keg, I just force carbonate and serve it from the keg it fermented in.

I usually pitch one packet of dry yeast, and I'm ready to serve within 8 days. I served an American Wheat that I brewed on a Sunday and served the following Saturday and everyone raved about it.

I'm definitely hooked on fermenting under pressure.

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:38 AM   #1553
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This makes a thread papa proud! 😜

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You changed the way I brew man....

Very grateful.

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I am so glad this is accepted by so many. We have a very large research group now with this technique. Such a great feeling to hear so much positive.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #1556
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WortMonger I read one on of the pages that you have at one point changed the parts to make the whole thing better. Do you know the new parts list or page range to start looking?

NM I found some shoot off threads. Here are the links in case someone else comes along.

Cheaper valve $16 - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/my-first-spunding-valve-231048/

More expensive $22 - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-corny-spunding-valve-build-317333/

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:05 PM   #1557
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What's the latest on your brews fellas? How did everything turn out and how fast?

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I personally don't use the system for the speed factor. I use it primarily for convenience and control and this is where I feel the system really shines.

My second and third batches are cold crashing in the keezer. Adding finings tonight for pure enjoyment this Sunday. My first batch, a blonde ale, is nothing short of spectacular.

Fall semester started this week, so I am figuring on doing 3 - 4 lagers quickly before my first papers are due. They should be able to lager unfettered till mid-terms or finals.

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Awesome, and I agree on the speed factor. i didn't do this for speed, I did it for a consistent system that was easier for me. then i shared, lol.

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What's the latest on your brews fellas? How did everything turn out and how fast?
Great! Just did a traditional English IPA (with dry hopping) in a corny. I'm probably twelve batches in and I see no reason to go back. I've been using a mass flow controller to automate and measure, which has been fun too!

Thanks for your work on this WortMonger!
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