Originally Posted by samorg42
Looks good! I just bottled a chocolate stout and started drinking my Founders' Rye clone. Do you get away with just an airlock for fermenters? I always seem to need to use a tube and bottle and not use an airlock until the secondary (if I need a secondary).
I just acquired a third, 15.5 gallon keg. I already use one for the mashtun and the other for a boil kettle. Does anyone ferment in a keg? I can see cleaning as a problem but there must be a way to clean without a steam jet.
for the most part airlocks are fine for me, if i run into an issue where it gets up too high and about to blow, i just put a few drops of fermcap-s in and all is well... the stout almost blew though, that one got super close!
And as for the fermenting in a keg, people do it quite often, just take the spear out and use an orange cap for the lid.
Cleaning, either use a pond pump and hot PBW or oxyclean or soak it in hot water with oxyclean are the 2 i can think of.
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