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Old 01-18-2010, 03:23 AM   #51
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...I have been using this for a while, and it works nice.

However, you are making me think more about moving to pressure fermentation. There's no reason you couldn't pour your wort in hot - allow to cool - pitch yeast in the pressure relief hole, and aerate with O2 connected to the dip-tube post. Then periodically bleed off some CO2 gas to keep it safe.


I also thought about welding a stainless ball valve to the bottom of the keg to create a sort of conical setup.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:40 AM   #52
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I've got my first corney fermented batch as a hefe going right now, put 3-4 gallons in each of 3 corneys. I used an airlock attached to each gas QD, but one of them didnt properly engage the poppet and built up pressure.
With fermcap and a hose blowoff (instead of an airlock) you could have gotten away with using the same amount in 2 corneys. That stuff is so worth the price tag, if not preventing a trip to the ER from a boilover.

Even in a carboy, airlocks are a PITA.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:42 PM   #53
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Currently rockin my first corny fermentation. It is going awesome. I just converted a under-bar mini-fridge that holds two kegs at a time to a heated/cooled fermentation chamber.

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:52 PM   #54
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Currently rockin my first corny fermentation. It is going awesome. I just converted a under-bar mini-fridge that holds two kegs at a time to a heated/cooled fermentation chamber.
Excellent!
Please let us know how it turns out.
I've used them to ferment well over a hundred gallons and am pleased with the result. I like the fact that from the moment I inoculate the wort until the time the beer is served, it is never exposed to oxygen.

Do you have some pics of the mini-fridge?

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I don't, but I will get some. It is pretty slick.

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One under the bar fridge. This is a nice one by Sub-zero that we got for free from some relatives that no longer wanted it. Eventually It will be under a small bar in my brewery (or at least that is the plan).



Here is is with the door open. The old thermostat sat in the lower left where you can see my LOVE TSS2-2100 dual stage controller. With a little modification it fit perfect. The fan looking thing to the left has a resistance heating element and a fan. The heater and the refrigeration unit combine to give me any temp I want at the touch of a button.



The light turns on when the door opens...





Loaded up with one corny. Two fit very nice with a blow off in between.



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That is a beauty!

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Who hoo. Next brew day confirmed! Soon to see a second corny fermenting away in there.

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I've got my first corney fermented batch as a hefe going right now, put 3-4 gallons in each of 3 corneys. I used an airlock attached to each gas QD, but one of them didnt properly engage the poppet and built up pressure. Just got to clean 3 gallons of wort out of my fermenting chamber because the relief valve let it all out at once.

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Yeah, forgot to update this when I found out, but that was the first time I used that keg and it had a pinhole leak in the weld around the base. Wasn't a poppet problem like I thought.
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OK, so I can ferment 2 5gal batches in the same small fridge that one carboy use to be in, and double my output!

A few questions please. And thank you.

1) do I put the fermcap 'on top' of the beer, or mix in?
2) can I just use a hoseclamp and secure a hose to the ball lock 'in post' with the poppet removed?
3) how full can I fill the corney?
4) how much trub can I expect? 1",2"?

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