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Old 07-24-2014, 01:24 AM   #61
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Not all the posts are installed, but meet the fermenter family. I'm looking for one more sibling...

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I've fermented in carboys, sanke kegs, and I own a 14.5 gallon blichmann conical... These 10 gallon kegs are the shiz for fermenting. The next best thing is the system I developed for sanke kegs.

The conical SUCKS in my opinion. I am selling it... I hope I can score one more of these 10 gals at some point in the near future.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:04 PM   #64
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Do ferment and serve from the kegs?
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Do ferment and serve from the kegs?
Nope... I ferment only.

The reason I love them is because they're so versatile and easy to use, clean...etc.

The conical was a PITA. It couldn't be moved to fill. It added unwanted exposure to oxygen...it was huge and difficult to temp control...etc.

With this, I can ferment probably up to 8 gallons/ea, but I generally do about 5.5 to 6.5

Once it's done fermenting in a controlled room, I can throw it into the fridge to cold crash. Or it can be added in the fridge to lager...

Once it's done, I use a jumper (liquid to liquid connection) and force transfer to a clean serving keg that has been purged of oxygen.

So I might split the batch up into a single 5 or two of my 3 gal kegs.

Or if I do 8 gallons, I can fill a 5 and a 3 gallon keg. I also have three 1 gallon kegs... So 5 and a 1...etc.

It's also perfect for sour mashes... Fill it, deplete the oxygen and warm it up. No worries for it going south under those conditions.

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Old 07-25-2014, 05:18 PM   #66
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Nope... I ferment only.

The reason I love them is because they're so versatile and easy to use, clean...etc.

The conical was a PITA. It couldn't be moved to fill. It added unwanted exposure to oxygen...it was huge and difficult to temp control...etc.

With this, I can ferment probably up to 8 gallons/ea, but I generally do about 5.5 to 6.5

Once it's done fermenting in a controlled room, I can throw it into the fridge to cold crash. Or it can be added in the fridge to lager...

Once it's done, I use a jumper (liquid to liquid connection) and force transfer to a clean serving keg that has been purged of oxygen.

So I might split the batch up into a single 5 or two of my 3 gal kegs.

Or if I do 8 gallons, I can fill a 5 and a 3 gallon keg. I also have three 1 gallon kegs... So 5 and a 1...etc.

It's also perfect for sour mashes... Fill it, deplete the oxygen and warm it up. No worries for it going south under those conditions.

My brewery is like a transformer Burger King... Modify it to have it your way,
I ferment in kegs also, but do smaller batches (4 gallons in 5 gallon low profile kegs). But how do you know when you're getting close to a full keg with out over filling and having the gas tube submerged in beer (hence preventing beer backing up into your gas lines)?
I love being able to do a closed transfer...so worry-free.
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Well when filling the fermenter, I have a sight gauge in my BK as well as the keg is open during this time.

When I transfer from the fermenter to a serving keg, and I'm splitting batches up between say two 3 gal or a 5 and a 3, there are a few methods....

1) weight... Physically weigh the keg, set it to zero. Then fill it... 3 gallons should equal about (8lbx3gal) 24lb

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2) and this is generally what I do... I cold crash my fermenter before I rack it over. Condensation builds up on the side of serving keg. I can physically see the line in the keg as it moves up.

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3) you can fill until you get blow off from the PRV, normally I shake starsan in the keg to sanitize. It creates a lot of foam that never comes out. When it starts to blow out, I know I'm getting close to full...

Hope that helps
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Well when filling the fermenter, I have a sight gauge in my BK as well as the keg is open during this time.

When I transfer from the fermenter to a serving keg, and I'm splitting batches up between say two 3 gal or a 5 and a 3, there are a few methods....

1) weight... Physically weigh the keg, set it to zero. Then fill it... 3 gallons should equal about (8lbx3gal) 24lb

Or

2) and this is generally what I do... I cold crash my fermenter before I rack it over. Condensation builds up on the side of serving keg. I can physically see the line in the keg as it moves up.

Or

3) you can fill until you get blow off from the PRV, normally I shake starsan in the keg to sanitize. It creates a lot of foam that never comes out. When it starts to blow out, I know I'm getting close to full...

Hope that helps
Great ideas. Thanks!
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Nope... I ferment only.
Do you unscrew the PRVs and put airlocks in bungs in the hole or just put a hose on the outlet sans post?


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