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Old 12-22-2008, 03:08 AM   #21
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why would you want to pressurize both kegs to 30 psi if the beer isnt even carbinated yet. Why not just purge the empty one and push the beer in with minimal CO2?

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:02 PM   #22
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I do 30 PSI just to ensure I have a good seal. As stated, you could simply pop the tops off and auto siphon with out using CO2 (other then a little to seal the keg force carb etc).

That said, I have a 5# and 2 20# tanks; I haven't even emptied/refilled a 20# yet, and for $14 a fill, I don't mind using it to ensure I have good beer. I just like having a closed system at this stage at the cost of a little CO2, rather then opening it up to possible contaminants (I'm fairly anal with sanatization in all steps of my brewing processes, even in my transfer method- Why risk it when this is just as easy and more beneficial in my mind?) Happy brewing!

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Old 12-22-2008, 04:18 PM   #23
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I am really liking the idea of using my kegs to ferment in. Do you use anything for foam control? Has the blowoff hose ever gotten clogged? I am thinking about moving up to 10 gallon batches and fermenting 4 gallons in 2 kegs and 1 gallon glass jugs for the rest...then just adding the jug contents back to the kegs when it settles down - anyone see any problems with this?

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Old 12-21-2010, 08:22 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by mysteryberto View Post
Having recently bought a 10 gallon corny keg for real cheap on craigslist I wanted to ferment in it. It'd work great for this purpose with sealed transfers and other benefits such as no glass. But the only challenge was getting an airlock on it.

The solution? A piece of CO2 line hose,quick disconnect,wire and an airlock. It doesn't get much simpler but it works fine.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #25
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maybe a dumb question but why cant someone just remove the post and put a stopper and airlock in the hole?

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Old 07-22-2012, 01:02 PM   #26
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The hole is too small for a stopper and the plastic airlock.

I just took the disco off and ziptied a piece of 1/2" ID tubing on the threads. The other end of the tube goes in a 1/2 gallon growler with weak starsan.

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by JONATHANKORTZ
maybe a dumb question but why cant someone just remove the post and put a stopper and airlock in the hole?
That's EXACTLY what I do. The threaded port on the keg goes about 1/2 way inside the hole in the stopper & stem of the air lock uses the remaining space.

I ferment in 5 gal cornies so I use a blow off tube on the in port for the first few days.

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