- Jan 5, 2014
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If you use a bucket or carboy, do you rack to secondary? Do you open it to dry hop? How do you take samples or test gravity?My only worry, as to why I haven't purchased one yet, is the gurgling that happens when you replace the sediment ball at the bottom. I have read that when you replace it with another, empty one, air gets put back into the conical and fermentation has already been finished. Isn't that a bad thing?
If you are super concerned you could always fill the collection ball with Co2 and then when you open the co2 goes out the top with the rest of it...
Even if it did add a little air, once it got to the headspace, it will be dissipated by the existing C02 from the yeast or eventually get pushed out the bubbler.
to me, the fastfermenter minimizes the opportunity for sanitation and exposure issues. leans out the process..
*I added a small petcock valve to where you would normally install a termometer and I take samples all the time. It's quite nice, I highly suggest adding a sample valve!