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Old 07-24-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Freakin' cool degassing technique! (video)

I don't know if this will be a revelation to any of you, but I thought it kicked ass. Use a FoodSaver!

I have my agave wine in a 1 gallon Carlo Rossi jug, and a whip won't fit into it. I made a makeshift whip out of a piece of welding rod, but it just wasn't cutting the mustard. I read another post where someone was using a vacuum brake bleeder, and that's when it hit me: use the FoodSaver!

After scavenging a few pieces of tubing, a stopper, and a FoodSaver lid that I could use as a makeshift "nipple," I managed to rig an airtight setup. I wish I'd have taken a video to show the rush of bubbles!

A word of warning: The FoodSaver isn't capable of pulling a strong enough vacuum to cause a small jug like this to implode, but a full sized carboy might be a different story. Use caution with this technique, especially on larger vessels.

The stopper in the center foreground is a FoodSaver wine cork that I was hoping would fit the jug, but it's too small.



EDIT: Example video:



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Old 07-24-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Excellent idea! I bet you did get a load of bubbles off of it.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:32 PM   #4
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Sweet deal!

I've got a blackberry wine I've all but forgotten about hanging out in my closet...I might give this a shot...

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I'm going to try an example video with some aerated water, some food coloring, and maybe a bit of Coke.
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Why Didn't I think of that.
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I'm going to try an example video with some aerated water, some food coloring, and maybe a bit of Coke.
why not brew a batch for the occasion? we all need excuses sometimes
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Video posted above.
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once again, your creativity knows no bounds. very cool.


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