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Old 11-17-2008, 09:50 PM   #11
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this is pretty simple too.

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #12
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this is pretty simple too.

That's what I was thinking.



I'm going to have to look at purchasing 25 of these from PedalBiker.
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that is a very smart idea morotorium, i'm going to have to keep that in mind for future use.
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this is pretty simple too.

I have one of these- After one somewhat volatile ferment, I decided to just go with blow off tubes. I don't have to buy any extra equipment either- just gas in connector, some spare tubing, and a Gatorade bottle
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that is a very smart idea morotorium, i'm going to have to keep that in mind for future use.


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...I then pressurize a sanitized corny to about 30PSI, pressurize brew to about 30PSI...
Do you keep the 30PSI during the entire fermentation process or only towards the end?
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Do you keep the 30PSI during the entire fermentation process or only towards the end?
I don't pressurize at all for primary ferment. For transferring to a secondary, I pressurize both kegs to 30PSI. Using connects and ~3ft line, I connect the out to out. I then disconnect the gas on the receiving keg, leaving gas on the full (primary) ferment keg. I then slowly/progressively bleed pressure from the receiving (secondary) keg forcing the brew over. I usually end up 'over bleeding' so that gas from the primary (now empty) keg goes into the secondary (now full) keg, bubbling and ensuring the keg lid gets sealed. After a day, I do bleed the pressure on occasion to relieve any subtle fermentation.

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I don't pressurize at all for primary ferment. For transferring to a secondary, I pressurize both kegs to 30PSI. Using connects and ~3ft line, I connect the out to out. I then disconnect the gas on the receiving keg, leaving gas on the full (primary) ferment keg. I then slowly/progressively bleed pressure from the receiving (secondary) keg forcing the brew over. I usually end up 'over bleeding' so that gas from the primary (now empty) keg goes into the secondary (now full) keg, bubbling and ensuring the keg lid gets sealed. After a day, I do bleed the pressure on occasion to relieve any subtle fermentation.

Let me know if you have any other questions!
I love the thought of this, but I can't get past the extra cost in CO2 for not having to autosiphon from keg to keg. If I were to do this with every brew it would probably put me down to 5-6 kegs per bottle instead of the 10ish I am getting.
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I love the thought of this, but I can't get past the extra cost in CO2 for not having to autosiphon from keg to keg. If I were to do this with every brew it would probably put me down to 5-6 kegs per bottle instead of the 10ish I am getting.

I'm sure it cost a bit in CO2 but with a 20# tank I don't worry about it. Think about it this way you can have a complete sealed system from pitching the yeast to drinking out of the keg with no exposure to air. I'd recommend cutting the fermenting keg dip tube down.



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this is pretty simple too.

Thats the way I have been doing it. But I have blown out the stopper during transfer, what a mess that was

Using the adapter over the 'in' post would fix that....

The screen is off the hook to. Thanks.
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