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Old 09-26-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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and lots of guys use corny kegs converted to work as fermentors.
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I've seen pictures of Cornies with a hole and lock in a modified cap, but wouldn't it just work to pop a liquid line on the "out" post (sans the tapper) and run that into a filled bucket, as a blow off tube? Obviously you would have to store it upside down.

Has anyone done this? Am I missing something?
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Why store it upside down? Just put the line on the gas in.

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I use cornies as overflow fermenters...but only on small beers. There is not enough head space to allow for much krausen. I use them more often as secondary clearing tanks.

Just remove the gas post and fit a vinyl hose over the stump for a blow off.

No reason to invert the keg.

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Why store it upside down? Just put the line on the gas in.

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Yeah, I thought about that after posting.
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There is not enough head space to allow for much krausen.
Use Fermacap drops.

Oh...and just get a lid and take the popoff out and put your air lock in that.
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You can also get a corny lid with a petcock barb here, 4th item down the list.

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Or you can just buy a new 6g better bottle.

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