Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Fermenting in a cut off keg.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2009, 04:18 AM   #1
mopo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 2
Default Fermenting in a cut off keg.

About to ferment a 10 gallon batch in a cut off keg. The entire top is cut off and is just like a pot. Gonna cover with some layers of plastic wrap and hold that on with a rubberband. I figure the CO2 will still escape. Any ideas about how to incorporate a blowoff hose in order to watch the bubbles.



mopo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
hopsalot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corpus, Texas
Posts: 1,574
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

this sounds sketchy, but I don't see why it won't work. As for a blow off tube, vinyl hose and a s#@t load of saran wrap or caulk or tape I don't know sound like it will look as if a hobo brewed it
__________________
In Illa Brettanomyces Nos Fides

http://bjsbrewery.blogspot.com/
hopsalot is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2009, 03:07 PM   #3
wilserbrewer
BIAB Expert Tailor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 8,181
Liked 823 Times on 657 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

IMO this will work fine for a short term fermentation. I would use a plastic bag (or two) cut to size to fit nicely over the top of the keg. Then take a long piece of string and wrap it several times around for a secure fit.

Most likely you willl not need a blow off for ten gallons in a 15 gallon keg. Rack to kegs once the plastic is no longer billowed up and exhibiting postitive pressure. I do something similiar in a 11 gal stainless pot w\out problems.

Keep fermentation temps in check w/ a large batch like this as the heat of fermentation may raise the batch temp.
wilserbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fermenting hot kendrid Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 38 10-26-2011 02:02 AM
Not done fermenting? bluedragoon85 Extract Brewing 12 04-29-2009 02:33 AM
not fermenting out all the way bigjim74 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 01-19-2009 01:03 AM
S l o w fermenting worty Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 02-13-2008 01:19 AM
Done Fermenting? MidRex Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 11-20-2006 11:41 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS