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Old 02-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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I think he is more worried about pulling the air lock liquid into the wort. Or worst yet takeing the air lock off and sucking un sanitized air in. The filter i linked would work perfect.
Or just seal the airlock and then dump the yeast which should work fine with no chance of air getting in.


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Old 02-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #12
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No pressure needed at all, gravity works every time and the weight of the beer on the yeast is going to force the yeast out.

I do this on 3bbl conicals just about every day.
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I think he is more worried about pulling the air lock liquid into the wort. Or worst yet taking the air lock off and sucking un sanitized air in. The filter i linked would work perfect.
Thanks to both.

Nightshade, do you worry about infection up from the ball valve after dumping? Guess not, huh? And BxB, ^ that, and the possibility of oxygenation were my worries. Heck, I never used a conical of any kind in over 16 years of brewing; old dog trying to learn new tricks....
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #13
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Nightshade, do you worry about infection up from the ball valve after dumping? Guess not, huh? And BxB, ^ that, and the possibility of oxygenation were my worries. Heck, I never used a conical of any kind in over 16 years of brewing; old dog trying to learn new tricks....
No worry but I also spray it with a sanitizer mix (Purisan and water) from a spray bottle both before and after dumping yeast to make sure no nasties grab hold.
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