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Old 04-12-2012, 09:10 AM   #671
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The Brewhemoth comes with the 4" cap, gasket, and clamp.

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #672
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lennie View Post
Nice one Dale!

Tante, does the Brewhemoth come with a 4" triclover cap, gasket and clamp?
yes mine did.

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #673
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First pressure ferment. On this prv, I found that 3 full turns was a bit over 5psi, and 5 turns a bit over 10psi. 18gal of oatmeal stout in there. Chuggin along at 63.7degF and 10psi.

The valve and flare fitting will allow me to keep some pressure on the fermenter when transferring under pressure, which I think I'll have to do, although I have no experience with that. The ball valve/mfl seem like a more robust setup than having a corny post and qd, which seems redundant to me if you have an mfl on the qd anyways.

I just have the tubing on there temporarily to check the bubbling action - not worried about having an airlock with the spund setup. I am curious about sanitation in between uses though. Although beer doesn't touch the valve components directly, condensation dripping back into the beer would seem to me to be just as bad. Maybe a couple of squirts pbw, then water, and starsan right before using. I don't think I can immerse the whole thing in a bucket because of the pressure gauge. Lots of crevices with all the pipe fittings....
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:55 AM   #674
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Looking good. My second pressurized batch in the Brewhemoth is an APA, its about done. Kegging this weekend then I'm brewing an ESB to go in next. A friend has been brewing with me, its nice to split a big batch.

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:26 AM   #675
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How did the first one turn out?

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #676
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I did a black pale ale and it turned out just fine, fully attenuated and has the ester profile you'd expect from US05. The yeast took awhile to clear, I don't have the means to cold crash yet. I'm still savoring the last of the third keg.

 
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #677
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It's nice to get three kegs, isn't it?

 
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #678
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Personally I like to brew so theres never a lack of beer in the house. Mostly I do 3gal batches too. Its fun to brew up a big batch though.

I did think this third keg was the best, given it had more time to sit and settle.

 
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #679
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Filled three kegs of dry-hopped APA Sunday. The only time that beer saw any O2 was when I opened to dry hop, and even then I purged the fermentor with CO2 right afterwards. We then brewed 15gal of special bitter so the Brewhemoth isn't sitting empty this time. The only snag in the day was that my dry-hop sock line was too long and the foot-long sock of soggy hops got stuck in the dump valve when I went to remove the dregs. We just cut it and pulled it out. Glad that didn't happen when I harvested yeast, although that was done before dry-hopping.

 
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #680
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How do you relieve pressure to dry hop with a spunding valve to dry hop? I just tried and got sprayed through the relief valve when I started to open it.

 
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