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Old 01-31-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default KISS Racking from Carboy to keg.

I've posted this before but I have simplified it further.

I have reduced the equipment used and simplified the cleaning and sanitisation.


Step 1.
Fill the keg with a couple of litres of sanitiser and pressurise.
You need to clean the exterior part of the syphon tube that will be in the wort in the carboy so use the coper pipe with cap and insert the tube.
Run sanitiser through the tubing and use it to fill the coper pipe. this will sanitise inside and out side.

Step 2.
Using a carboy cap insert the tube into the carboy. Connect to the beer out post on the carboy.

Step 3.
Fit the CO2 pipe to the carboy cap.
Do not clamp you need the think to leak if the pressure is to high.

Step 4.
Use very little pressure 1 or 2 psi to start the syphon.
At this point you can remove the gas pipe and let gravity work or keep under very slight pressure. This helps because of the small diameter of the pipes.





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Old 01-31-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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Where'd you get those magnum bottles?

Nice post BTW.

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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I've posted them before. They come full of whisky

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:46 PM   #4
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I do the same thing, but I use a handheld tire inflater from a bike shop. a 2-3" section of standard tubing will fit over the tire valve and connect to the carboy cap. It's got a trigger control so it's easy to control how much pressure you've got, and the tubing doesn't fit too tightly on the tire valve so that acts as your blow-off valve also. the only downside is that the 6 gram co2 runs out pretty quckly, so you'll need to buy a bulk pack at walmart.

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I have a paintball gas set up I can use as well, that has a trigger.

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WTF, that is confusing as hell... not KISS.

try:
-Clean the keg, autosiphon, and hose - inside and out.
-elevate and open the fermenter
-open the keg
-Hit the gas in post with a little gas before racking to expel oxygen from the bottom (optional)
-insert the hose into the keg
-insert the autosiphon into the fermenter
-pump the autosiphon 2-3 times
-wait
-seal keg and hit with 15psi gas to seal

done.

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Originally Posted by sirsloop
WTF, that is confusing as hell... not KISS.

try:
-Clean the keg, autosiphon, and hose - inside and out.
-elevate and open the fermenter
-open the keg
-Hit the gas in post with a little gas before racking to expel oxygen from the bottom (optional)
-insert the hose into the keg
-insert the autosiphon into the fermenter
-pump the autosiphon 2-3 times
-wait
-seal keg and hit with 15psi gas to seal

done.
I agree completely.
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I've posted them before. They come full of whisky
What do you do with the whisky?

My variation is to use my aquarium pump with filter that I use for aerating the wort as I didn't have a kegging system nor an autosiphon.

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