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Old 03-13-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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I just built a couple of these. Since I ferment in cornies I figure I'll just put them on when I'm not getting any more blowoff and set it to the PSI I want depending on the beer and the temp. When it's done fermenting I'll pull the spunding valve off and cold crash it, then transfer to a serving keg.

Anybody see a problem with this plan?



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Old 03-13-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Nope, pretty much what I do every single time I brew. Should work perfectly. What psi are you going to ferment at and at what temperature?


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Nope, pretty much what I do every single time I brew. Should work perfectly. What psi are you going to ferment at and at what temperature?
I have a helles bock in the cellar at 50 degrees with one on it that I'm going to set at 17psi if there is enough sugar left to get it that high. It was pretty much done already by the time I found all the parts I needed so not sure there is enough sugar left to carb it all the way. At the very least I won't have to use as much CO2 to carb it.
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I have a helles bock in the cellar at 50 degrees with one on it that I'm going to set at 17psi if there is enough sugar left to get it that high. It was pretty much done already by the time I found all the parts I needed so not sure there is enough sugar left to carb it all the way. At the very least I won't have to use as much CO2 to carb it.
The helles was up to 20 psi when I checked it tonight when I got home. Adjusted the valve a little and it's sitting nicely at 17 now.
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I understand the principal of a spunding valve.
But I am not exactly sure about the exact procedure.
Does the valve have settings on it to set the pressure or?
You set the PSI on the releif valve then wait till the gauge reads that # and then it's carbed to the right volumes?
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You should read THIS EPIC THREAD
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You should read THIS EPIC THREAD
Yea that's epic alright, I was looking for a little more basic explanation
googled up this for anyone else who needs the basics
http://www.byo.com/stories/projects-...ate-in-the-keg
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Yea that's epic alright, I was looking for a little more basic explanation
googled up this for anyone else who needs the basics
http://www.byo.com/stories/projects-...ate-in-the-keg
Thanks for that link. I have started to read the epic thread two or three times but did not make it through. The magazine article though is wonderfully brief and to the point and I could finish it even with my short attention span.
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Yea, I have started doing some keg priming and maybe want to try krausening, or transferring to the keg before fermentation is done to carbonate. And just wanted a simple explanation of how to use the spunding valves.
That thread was way more then I needed to know.
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Sorry, yeah... the thread starts off with a lot of different stuff that is all over the place. the wiki article is much more to the point. My thread has been on for many years now and is way too big to just pick up and read. It is good though for everyone wanting to take different approaches to the technique. Basic works though! there is no need to make it any more difficult than just holding pressure, unless you are doing experimentation or wanting a more in-depth knowledge into what has been done. that way you don't have to make the same mistakes we made.


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