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View Poll Results: What do you guys think about pressure fermentations? Time for a poll.
I've done it and I liked it just fine! 91 11.38%
I've done it, nothing wrong with it, but prefer normal fermentation techniques. 21 2.63%
I've done it, hate it, and never will do it again! 4 0.50%
I've never done it, but it is on my list! 601 75.13%
I've never done anything. I only brew beer in my mind. 83 10.38%
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #1841
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I just transferred my first batch of beer using this whole pressurized fermentation thing. I'm not sold. It's more than that, I'm bowing at the feet of you pioneers who made this easy for us to follow and try! How friggin' easy was that! I made a Caramel Amber (from the popular recipe on here) and it turned out delicious, carbonated and I can't wait to unveil it at our annual chili cookoff in a few weeks. Transferring with the spunding valve on the target keg was truly set and forget, and so dang easy! I wish more people would do this, it's so fun and easy! Did I say easy yet?! Thanks for all the guidance, folks!


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Old 10-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #1842
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I just finished 2 beers with this, and I have a few commments.

1. Make sure to pressurize the serving keg. I forgot and my pumpkin ale exploded with foam about 1/3 the way full. The easiest thing is to do is turn the valve up really high then pressurize the serving keg. Then turn the valve down slowly until you start releasing pressure and then start transferring.

2. It is awesome to use as a blow off without having all these lines and pitchers to clean.

3. Most importantly the beer is AWESOME! Personally, when I have homebrew including mine or others it always tastes yeasty and somewhat green (even after months of cold crashing). With my beers made with pressure fermenting, they taste super clean and well aged. One was a APA that tastes fresh and clean. The other was a pumpkin ale that was clean, smooth, and did not have any off flavors from the large amounts of caramel malt.

I am going to use pressure fermenting from here on out. Glad I made 2 set ups!


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Old 10-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #1843
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I am still so happy everyone is having such luck with this technique. Keep the thread alive with updates. I love to hear first timers experiences.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #1844
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Hi,

Hi 3 questions/comments -

I have aquired a Miller Keg -
It has a screw in spear with NO snap in ring... it is AWESOME.
Looking to aquire one more soon.

I have the prefered mcmaster carr spunding valve, some where it has a SLOW leak. I dont think it is leaking in my hose connections at all...
I can not find any bubbles on it when I spray it.
Does anyone else have this issue? I think it is the valve itself.

Is there any chance for infection/etc with taking the sanke coupler/spunding valve off a keg and putting on another fermenting one...then putting it back on to transfer the first one? I would spray both the coupler and the connection with starsan when transferring.... thoughts?
Or Should I get another spunding valve?
But again... my valve leaks so it would deplete all the built up CO2 also

thanks Kevin
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:51 PM   #1845
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I saw this on FB "Rogue Nation". Is this John Maier with a spunding valve?
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I saw this on FB "Rogue Nation". Is this John Maier with a spunding valve?
Probably. The vast majority of commercial fermenters have spunding valves on them. That's what they use in place of airlocks or blow off tubes.
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I have the prefered mcmaster carr spunding valve, some where it has a SLOW leak. I dont think it is leaking in my hose connections at all...
I can not find any bubbles on it when I spray it.
Does anyone else have this issue? I think it is the valve itself.
You need to track down where the leak is. It has to be somewhere in the process. I assume you used soapy water or star-san in a spray bottle to check. I would keep the checking up because it has to be somewhere.
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Is there any chance for infection/etc with taking the sanke coupler/spunding valve off a keg and putting on another fermenting one...then putting it back on to transfer the first one? I would spray both the coupler and the connection with starsan when transferring.... thoughts?
Or Should I get another spunding valve?
But again... my valve leaks so it would deplete all the built up CO2 also

thanks Kevin
I use mine with nothing more than a dunk in clean water and then a 30 second dunk in Star-San. You should be good to go, but not if you don't find out where that leak is first.
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Probably. The vast majority of commercial fermenters have spunding valves on them. That's what they use in place of airlocks or blow off tubes.
Agreed, but we never used them in ours on our fermentors. I got the idea from reading about the pros though. Some brite-tanks have them because of the way they are plumbed to fill and then also to not over carbonate. I have heard that most uni-tanks aren't able to handle the excessive pressures of fermentation to carbonation, but they would definitely have been used in place of a blow off tube after the initial puke of the krausen.
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a couple of questions about your leak.

1. is the valve on the right way? not sure which one you have but mine is directional and i initially had it backwards
2. have you tried using it with a pressurized keg around 20 psi to see if it holds. I found on some kegs the psi build up is so slow that it will never seal the lid and i wont hold pressure, keg lube fixes this.
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This is a really cool concept, I may have to give this a try. Also, it's nice to see a fellow Edmondite on the forums!


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