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Old 01-27-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Anybody done this? Seems like it might actually work.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ZjL80...%3DZjL80hXkHdI

I know there's a way to embed the video, but I'm technologically incompetent.

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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The physics makes sense and I myself just bought the vacuum pump. It should be here later this week so if you want to wait till then I can give you a review on it. I have also seen people use their shop vac to aid in degassing the wine but I don't think that is too sanitary.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:27 AM   #3
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It would take forever and you would end up with Popeye forearms by the time you finished.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:57 AM   #4
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Along with taking forever, I am not sure how much suction those wine savers get. I got a mitivac. I leave it on for a few hours. Giving it a few pumps every 10 - 15 minutes to keep it where I want it.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:20 AM   #5
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mightyvac or why not just get a cheap HVAC vacuum pump and rig up a 1/4 flare or 1/2 ACME adaptor to a rubber stopper. Could be put together for less than $100 and it would be lightning fast!

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:02 AM   #6
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I also use a mityvac hand pump. I use it quite a bit in the beginning, then I let time work out the rest. I usually have one more go at it right before bottling too.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #7
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mightyvac or why not just get a cheap HVAC vacuum pump and rig up a 1/4 flare or 1/2 ACME adaptor to a rubber stopper. Could be put together for less than $100 and it would be lightning fast!
Should do a write up on that!!!

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #8
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I need to acquire some parts and I'd be happy to. My concern is pulling too much vacuum but it would be pretty easy to tell... Hmm
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:07 AM   #9
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Put a guage inline and your problem is solved.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:12 AM   #10
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I agree, I was just concerned it could reach a vacuum level that would cause the alcohol to boil
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