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Old 09-08-2008, 06:57 PM   #11
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I have a nifty beer disconnect that has a 3/8" barb on it so after I purge the keg with a little Co2, I run the autosiphon hose to the disconnect and pop the vent on the keg. It fills through the dip tube and under a blanket of co2 that eventually gets pushed out through the vent.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:15 PM   #12
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I have a nifty beer disconnect that has a 3/8" barb on it so after I purge the keg with a little Co2, I run the autosiphon hose to the disconnect and pop the vent on the keg. It fills through the dip tube and under a blanket of co2 that eventually gets pushed out through the vent.

Now that is a really good idea! Im gona have to look into setting something like this up because making sure my siphon hose is all the way at the bottom to start the siphon is a pain in my butt.
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The bonus there is that you don't have to worry about sanitizing the OUTSIDE of your transfer tubing.
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The bonus there is that you don't have to worry about sanitizing the OUTSIDE of your transfer tubing.
Absolutly, I love the idea and I am gona tryto set something similar up. Thanks
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:53 PM   #15
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There was a guy on here (though I can't remember who) who made a similar type of transfer, but instead of using an auto-siphon, he used a carboy cap and a racking cane, and used co2 to actually push the beer from the carboy to the keg rather than siphon. The beauty of that is that both containers could be at the same level on the ground.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:03 PM   #16
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my conical fermented sits high enough that I just need to hook hose up to the racking port and put the other end into the bottom of the keg (sanitized of course). Then I just pen the port and let it rip. When I get to the top I close the keg up and purge using co2.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #17
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I have a nifty beer disconnect that has a 3/8" barb on it so after I purge the keg with a little Co2, I run the autosiphon hose to the disconnect and pop the vent on the keg. It fills through the dip tube and under a blanket of co2 that eventually gets pushed out through the vent.
Bobby_M, How about a pic of that nifty disconnect?
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:33 AM   #18
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Question...

If I were to hook-up a racking cane and tube to the beer out quick disconnect, and just a few inches of tubing on the gas in disconnect, could you start the transfer with one good suck on the gas in side?

I realise that you would not be able to pre-purge with CO2 but this could be done after...
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:39 AM   #19
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It's really nothing special. It's a standard beer out disconnect that has a non-removable 3/8" barb on it just like all the 1/4" ones floating around. I got it along with a bunch of kegs at a beverage distributor. I had no idea what I was going to do with it at the time.

I haven't seen one like that anywhere but you could get a flare disconnect and use this FFL fitting: Austin Homebrew Supply

I use 5/16" ID transfer hose anyway.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:29 PM   #20
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The bonus there is that you don't have to worry about sanitizing the OUTSIDE of your transfer tubing.
+1

I use the 1/2" AutoSiphon, and the 1/2" tubing fits right over the liquid-out post (with the dip tube and rubber seal on):


 
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