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Old 11-08-2011, 04:14 PM   #21
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I was looking for ways to degas and thought of the Cordless Foodsaver. Plan to place the rubber wine plug on a carboy cap and use the foodsaver to create the vacuum to degas.

I saw on youtube where a guy connected an airlock to a regular vacuum cleaner and used it to degas. Haven't tried it but has anyone else?

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Old 11-10-2011, 09:33 AM   #22
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I was looking for ways to degas and thought of the Cordless Foodsaver. Plan to place the rubber wine plug on a carboy cap and use the foodsaver to create the vacuum to degas.

I saw on youtube where a guy connected an airlock to a regular vacuum cleaner and used it to degas. Haven't tried it but has anyone else?
I believe using a foodsaver to degas would most likely break the foodsaver.

This would result in and angry wife, as well as carbonated wine.

Just my 2cents I could be wrong.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #23
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Used my Foodsaver until I got the Winegasgetter.

It still works. I don't know why you would think it would break?? Pulling a vacuum is pulling a vacuum, either in a bag or a bottle.

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:50 PM   #24
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I hooked my foodsaver up for the first time last night. When they hit a certain vacuum level they shut off.

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Old 11-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #25
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Bryan:

Did it pull up the gas?

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Old 11-10-2011, 04:20 PM   #26
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I hooked my foodsaver up for the first time last night. When they hit a certain vacuum level they shut off.
Thats perfect. Leave it hooked up like that and do a small shake of the carboy. Be careful so that you don't get any foam or liquid into the foodsaver. I put a hockey puck under the carboy and swirl it on that. Eventually (mine took around 10 to 15 minutes) the gas escaping from the wine will replace the vacuum and you can restart the foodsaver. I kept this up for 8 or 10 attempts and do that for 3 days. Flat as milk after that!

The Winegasgetter is a constant vacuum source, so it is always applying the vacuum to the carboy, even when the gas escapes. It takes much less time, but I still do it on 2 different days to be sure.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:33 PM   #27
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It worked perfectly. I couldn't believe how fast the CO2 was coming out of solution. I need to start using it on still fermenting must to help the fermentation along.

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It worked perfectly. I couldn't believe how fast the CO2 was coming out of solution. I need to start using it on still fermenting must to help the fermentation along.
Nope, don't do that.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:09 AM   #29
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@daugenet -- I have a tank-less air compressor. It is heavy duty and will generate enough air pressure to fill car tires etc quickly. Should that work, or do I need a compressor with a tank?
Sorry for the delay! Doing testing at work has put me a little behind.

I am going to guess that the little compressor will not be enough to do the job. It not be able to do enough scfm (standard cubic feet per min) to generate the vacuum.

I used my food saver as other have and it worked ok though now it sounds different when operating it. I am not sure if I would recommend doing it long term.
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I used my food saver as other have and it worked ok though now it sounds different when operating it. I am not sure if I would recommend doing it long term.
When I looked into the foodsaver option, I read similar stories. That's why I went in a different direction.

I still believe the a aspirator is the way to go, you can find them new for a little more than a foodsaver, you can rack, bottle and degas with it and it will last forever.

I can't see the foodsaver as a viable long term solution.
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