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Old 03-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #461
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I recommend a 1.5 to 2qt yeast catcher. Mine is 2qt and it is the perfect size for the yeast and trub I get.

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Old 03-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #462
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Has anyone done anything about the extra threading on the female threads on the induction tank? It seems that there is extra threading above where the male threading screws on to the induction tank. Sealing them? Melting the plastic to make them smooth? OR Don't worry about it and just clean and sanitize thoroughly?

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Old 03-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #463
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Has anyone done anything about the extra threading on the female threads on the induction tank? It seems that there is extra threading above where the male threading screws on to the induction tank. Sealing them? Melting the plastic to make them smooth? OR Don't worry about it and just clean and sanitize thoroughly?
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #464
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I haven't got the conical yet, but your setup here is pretty much the route I intend to take... except I don't want to do drill for a racking arm at all.

I want to take this tri clover and add this adapter and keg post.

It seems you could just slap that on there when you remove the sight glass full of yeast, open the butteryfly, and then go from ball-lock fitting to ball-lock fitting right into your keg. No drilling, no leaking racking hole, easier to clean than some of racking arms I've seen on here.

So... it would be really cool if someone would spend the $40 to guinea-pig my idea for me!

It is more like $102 for the parts you listed plus a 1/4" SS street tee and a pressure relief valve and shipping. There could be a savings of $11 to $21 by foregoing SS in favor of a brass street tee.

This set up allows secondary fermentation of wine or mead must after having driven off the CO2 by adding nitrogen or argon to the head space and by venting off the air via the PRV. And of course, the appropriate gas could be used to push the beer, wine or mead to a keg, firkin, etc.

Making the conical airtight is a prerequisite before going down this path. I will post a pic when all the parts arrive.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:02 PM   #465
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Yup that would work. Or you could just not fill it and not worry about it. A lot if people on here are a little over anal. Not a bad thing for brewing but I'm just saying.
anal and beer- I'm not sure i'd like to try their beer as it may taste like...
I don't close the valve until I'm ready to transfer into a keg, usually about 3 or 4 weeks, so I never 're- attach' the yeast catcher and send a big bubble through the fermenter.. my thinking is that the trub is pretty well isolated in the capsule and their is no harm and some benefit to leaving the beer on the yeast cake. Keep in mind also that the surface area of the yeast is but a fraction of the size it would be if fermenting in a carboy or bucket. The only reason I 'secondary' out of the conical is if I want to chill a beer down to drop the yeast out of suspension, or maybe if I want to further condition the beer with a brett yeast that needs to be isolated from the brew equipment.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:24 PM   #466
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Here is the pressurizer....



...for transferring beer, wine or mead or for maintaining a protective blanket of gas for wine or mead, both of which can conceivably be done once the lid is airtight.

I hope to test it out next weekend.

It is comprised of a triclover 1/4" female NPT adapter, a 1/4" street tee, a 1/4" male NPT 50 PSI pressure relief valve, and a matched 1/4" male NPT adapter and gas-in post.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:37 PM   #467
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That thing is just cool

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This is off topic a bit, but if I wanted to wrap a couple of these 15 gal in 3/8 copper tube would it be effective? I'm sure with steel there is a lot of transfer but would the glycol mix be effective in removing heat from the plastic conical and maintaining temperature?

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Finally made it all the way through the thread. I probably missed it, but I can't recall seeing what people are using to seal the threads on these. Are you using nothing, Teflon tape, pipe dope, or something else? What has worked well for these?

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Finally made it all the way through the thread. I probably missed it, but I can't recall seeing what people are using to seal the threads on these. Are you using nothing, Teflon tape, pipe dope, or something else? What has worked well for these?
Mine has the 2" FPT so I'm using Teflon tape on the threads and the band clamp that came with the tank.
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