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Old 10-18-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Anyone fermenting in the keg? I am not talking about force carbing....I mean the real deal wort and yeast pitching action. How do you put an airlock on it?


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Old 10-18-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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Orange Carboy Cap, put it in hot water to make it "stretchy" and pop it over the top, insert airlock and you're golden!
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Wort,
I am reading through your thread. excellent job btw.

Wyzazz, This one?

http://www.homebrewers.com/product/4..._campaign=4604
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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Wort,
I am reading through your thread. excellent job btw.

Wyzazz, This one?

http://www.homebrewers.com/product/4..._campaign=4604
Yep, if you're just looking to ferment in this like you would a carboy or Ale Pale this is the least expensive route. There is also a kit sold by brewershardware.com that is all stainless, but you'll pay a bit more for it than the Carboy Cap.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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The BrewersHardware unit works incredibly well. Since I ferment inside a kegerator, the BH unit allows me to attach a blowoff tube that I run out the top of the kegerator. I then attach the CO2 to the blowoff line when I'm ready to keg and push the beer right out via the built in racking arm. The thermowell works great as well for tracking/maintaining fermentation temp.

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Wow,
Just did a little reading. It appears I can use my corneys with a dip run from the input/gas side.
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Are you talking about fermenting in the cornies? Sure, you can do that - but you won't be able to ferment 5 gal batches in them. That's why the Sanke's are great - you can do a 10 gal batch and have plenty of head room.
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I use a Sanke for most of my brews at this point... Stopper and an airlock or a tri-clamp / 1/2" barb to a blowoff tube...
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Guess the deal breaker for many people is trying to wrangle a 120+ lb fermenter into a chest freezer.


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