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Old 12-08-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Spunding Valves

Hey folks, now that I've been fermenting in a keg for a while (not myself, my beer) I'm thinking a pressure relief valve would help to keep the brew at the pressure that'll keep it carbed once it's done. Anyway, I know this has been covered but I could not find the posts I was looking for with a search (yes, I'm inept... or just lazy). How many of you have build a pressure relief valve, how did you do it and what does it look like? Thanks!

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Old 12-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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Try these out !

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Old 12-08-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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I actually pursued this and bought this item:

Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

Or grainger item

Pneumatics & Hydraulics > Air Compressor Accessories > Compressor Valves > Valve,Pressure Relief : Grainger Industrial Supply


The harbor freight air regulator needs to be disassembled and cleaned well to remove all the air tool oil. I lubed it up with keg lube after word and tested it out. Seems to work but time will tell.

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I really like the one from harbor freight!

It looks like it gives you a bit more control

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Old 12-09-2008, 12:34 AM   #5
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I really like the one from harbor freight!

It looks like it gives you a bit more control

John

I've played with it quite a bit and it seems to be well made. It has a tiny little pin in the side that keeps the handle from backing off all the way so you just have to slide a blade in and work the pin out and then the handle will come off.

There is a big spring and a tight fitting gasket and another part in there.
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Thanks guys, I'll go get the one from Harbor Freight when I get a chance...

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Send a PM to wortmonger or search "closed system fermentation". He's something of a spunding jedi.

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Neat idea. Couldn't you use a barbed gas connect with a hose on it submerged in water like a mini blow off?

Like this-

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Neat idea. Couldn't you use a barbed gas connect with a hose on it submerged in water like a mini blow off?

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Looks like it would work fine to me. You'd still need to take the poppet out of course. You could even cut a SHORT piece of tubing and put one end on the gas connect and just slide the airlock into the other end. Again, the poppet would need to be removed.
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Like this-

I'm not worried about a blow off. I've done that. What I want is precise control of the pressure so I can just counter-flow it to a keg and it'll be naturally carbed.
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