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Old 06-07-2010, 02:53 PM   #21
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I'm curious to see what level (if any?) of krausen there will be.
My guess is that it will be much like a lager krausen - basically just bubbles, maybe some break material or hop sludge depending on how much got out of the pot.

I agree, though, it'll be very interesting to see what happens. Keep us posted!



 
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:09 PM   #22
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Now that is neat thinking.


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Old 06-08-2010, 12:11 AM   #23
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I'm halfway tempted to try this with some washed, sanitized natural casings that I currently have in the fridge

 
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:57 AM   #24
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this is really cool. i wonder how well a mason jar with a couple coffee filters screwed on would work on the bottom of a bucket. or would you need lab filter paper?...tyvek? shipping envelopes?

 
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:14 PM   #25
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I'm halfway tempted to try this with some washed, sanitized natural casings that I currently have in the fridge
My only concern with a natural casing is would it be strong enough. The keg kicked late last night so tonight I'll take a look and see how rigid the tubing is. If it hasn't swelled up, that natural casing might work.

As for a mason jar with coffee filters. Might work. I suspect some yeast would make their way out, but most would be contained. One disadvantage of the mason jar would be the lack of surface area and only one opening for diffussion versus with the tubing, the whole surface is exposed.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:28 PM   #26
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What's the verdict on this? Was there a mess at the bottom of the keg or did golden rays of awesomeness shine out when you took that lid off?

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #27
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I haven't checked it yet. I want to reuse the yeast so I'm resisting the urge to check it, for sanitary reasons. I was going to brew last weekend but that fell through. I am going to brew this coming weekend for sure. I'm going to make another 7 gal batch, this time shooting for a 2.5-3% ABV beer. I'm going to take the yeast in the tubing out of the 3 gal keg it is in, and put it into a 3 gal carboy so I can watch it (and photograph it). Then I'm going to go ahead and do 5 gal in a keg, with a different yeast in some more tubing. This will be served up the following weekend at our pig roast.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:08 PM   #28
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The verdict is in - sort of. More analysis is needed. I opened the keg and there was a whole lot of sludge in the bottom and there was a big split in the tubing.

HOWEVER, I think it worked as intended. There was a LOT of yeast in the bottom, like from a typical primary. Yet these beers poured like a typical wheat beer. Based on the amount of sludge, the beers should have been way cloudier. I think the tubing rupture happened AFTER the keg was kicked. The keg was under 15 psi of pressure, and the tubing would still have had the yeast, some liquid and 15 psi worth of CO2 inside, just like a balloon. With a sudden pressure release (which I did), all of the CO2 in the tubing would expand - blamo - blow out.

I've got it set up again. Brewed it on Sunday and will serve it at the pig roast on Sat. OG = 1.030. This time I've got 5 gal. in a keg. 5 psi relief valve in place. I also have an extra 2 gal. in a 3 gal glass carboy so I can watch - plus no pressure to worry about. I'll post some pictures of the carboy once things get going. The 3 gal batch is going to be fermented in a typical fermentation schedule, not a fast one.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #29
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What do you think about one of these bags for a filter, say the 5 micron one (I think yeast cells are roughly 5-10 microns).

http://www.filtersfast.com/Bag-Filters-cat.asp
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