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Old 03-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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I was wondering if any one transfers from the boil kettle to primary with all oxygen purged from primary and or from primary to secondary. Kinda like bottling with a keg. I was thinking of this when I was considering doing 20 gallon batches and then transferring from primary to multiple secondary's for dry hopping...experimental.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Well, you wouldn't want to do that from BK to primary as you want plenty of aeration/oxygen in the wort for proper yeast health. I pump my wort at pretty high speed so that it will splash and aerate like crazy.

But sure, if you're using a secondary, pushing it with co2 would be a great way to avoid oxidation.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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I was thinking of trying this one day:

-Filter trub from the kettle with a paint strainer or false bottom on the way into the keg fermenter.
-Pressurize the keg to about 1-5 psi to ferment for 2-3 weeks while burping it constantly.
-Then transfer to a conditioning keg through an inline filter to avoid picking up trub and yeast.

I can also picture a big mess with the pick up tube/ out tube getting plugged up.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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I brew 10 gallon batches and use a 10 corny keg to ferment in. I drilled the lid and attached a blow off tube. After fermentation I put a regular lid on, pressurize and transfer to two 5 gal cornies with CO2. Not sure if this answers your question.

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KillerIquana- yep sounds like what I was thinking. Works pretty good??
Seems to me that theirs a lot of ways to do the same thing. I suppose different ways to suit different people.

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Old 03-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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Works great for me. I don't have to move the fermenter, and there's nothing easier than pushing beer with CO2 from keg to keg.

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