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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! 102 11.93%
I've done it, nothing wrong with it, but prefer normal fermentation techniques. 22 2.57%
I've done it, hate it, and never will do it again! 4 0.47%
I've never done it, but it is on my list! 640 74.85%
I've never done anything. I only brew beer in my mind. 87 10.18%
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #1881
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If you brew big batches and they seal I'd say they would work just fine.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #1882
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Where did you get them and for how much? I could use one or two...

 
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #1883
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I missed out on the sanke-Cronys on CL last night. 65 each or two for 120. I wanted at least one for a fermenter. Just a tad too late. I thought it was a good deal.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #1884
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hell yeah for the size. I would have bought both - just the keg alone is $170 new. the cornelius lid is worth $25. Not sure how to value the conversion component.

 
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:50 AM   #1885
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I originally read this thread when I was wanting to convert to kegs. Since then I sold all 14 glass carboys I had.

I LOVE fermenting in my kegs. I really wanted to ferment under pressure and force transfer. I purchased the parts and build spunding valves, but I only had the orange caps. They didn't do a very good job of holding pressure for my valve. I also didn't want to spend $60+ on a conversion kit.

Well the other day I set out to build something cheap...
I used a rubber stopper #7 with two holes and a large washer. I added a barb for the co2/spunding valve.

Here it is!



The build forum is here

I build it for a few dollars. And I only used a drill with a drill bit and a grinding stone...

 
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:32 PM   #1886
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Well, looks like another year of pressure fermentation technique updates. I'm getting another job and going to school so I might have more time to devote to this thread. Until then, I look forward to hearing everyone else's experiences and triumphs.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:59 PM   #1887
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Quote:
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No one uses a conical?
I have two Brewhemoths now. When I harvest yeast I will sometimes bleed the pressure down first. The spunding valves they sell with the unit have pressure relief valves that make letting off pressure easy. I've also harvested yeast at 15psi, just be prepared and open that butterfly valve very slowly and just enough to let stuff come shooting out. It'll be really foamy.

 
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:54 PM   #1888
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I'm excited to try this pressurized fermentation technique - is this all I'll be needing? Please let me know before I pull the trigger:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/0-60-...LVE-P3453.aspx

I can use a spare cornie to catch any foam.

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Old 01-20-2014, 07:59 PM   #1889
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Where's the foam going to come from if this is on the gas connection of the corny fermentor? I'd keep the wort down to 3.5-4gal to prevent blowoff through the unit, you don't want gunk building up in our gauge or the pressure relief mechanism.

 
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:40 PM   #1890
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Lennie,
Thanks for the reply.
I ferment almost 5 gallons at a time in the cornies. First with a blow off tube attached to the gas-in post and then with an air lock. (I brew mainly 1.040 ales, so blow off is not all that much)
If I've read this thread correctly, all I have to do is proceed as normal with the blow off tube. After it subsides (a day or two) then I hook up the gas-in to a second cornie (equipped with 2 short gas-in pipes, maybe). The other post on the 2nd cornie is where I'm planning to put the relief valve assembly. That way no foam can enter the relief valve and gauge.

BTW, I decided to go with the morebeer.com valve:

http://morebeer.com/products/ball-lo...ve-wgauge.html

Looks like I will be starting the brew in the next day or so, so if I have got something wrong here let me know!

Cheers!

 
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