Originally Posted by dermotstratton
Probably stupid question, but how do you get CO2 in through port. I don't understand how you prevent beer from flowing out as you try to introduce gas.
I have a spare gas line with a check valve in it. Honestly, I haven't even needed the check valve. I hook up the line to the racking arm port, turn the port down so it's pushes gas to the bottom, remove the relief valve from the top of the fermenter, turn on the gas to 7-8 psi, then open the racking arm valve. The gas force is strong enough to keep the beer from flowing out. When complete, I close the valve first then shut off the gas.
I read through the reviews, and heeded most of the cautions given. I think my issue stems from my higher efficiency. Since my OG was 8 points higher than what I expected I most likely under pitched. It's in the expected attenuation zone now at least.
After rousing the yeast I have the FG down to 1.018. Still a few points higher than what I want. I am fighting the urge to add a small pitch of WLP001. I plan to wait another week, then cool it to 63F, dump the yeast, dry hop and call it a beer.
How did you like the yeast in the IPA? Did you have any issues with sulfur aroma?