Brings total to 186New to mead making....started in July 2020. 6 gallons so far, 1 traditional, 1 dandelion, I cyser, 1 coffee, 1 pineapple, & I cranberry. Looking forward to all of them. Cranberry & pineapple were just started. Coffee is next to be reracked to secondary. Hope to get @ least 10 more 1 gallon batches going before December
I have both the Flex Plus and the CF10, and I use the Gas Manifold Gas Manifold | Spike Brewing replacing the stock gauge with a Vacuum Pressure gauge that goes from -30 <->0<-> +30 inches HGvideojunkie1208, I have been reading several of your posts about your use of CF10 with wines. I was wondering if you have ever used your CF10 for degassing any of your wines? I have a CF10 and considering pulling a vacuum on my wine for degassing. The only thing I can get out of Spike Brewing is that they have only pressure test their Conical Fillers and I should proceed with caution. Do you have any sage advice you can provide me?
videojunkie1208, Thank you for the information. This is very helpful. I plan on pulling the vacuum on my CF10, but will keep it under 10 inches of HG. I was concerned about the gasket leaking and/or the lid collapsing. I currently have 9 gallons of Cabernet Sauvignon in the CF10 which needs some degassing before bottling. Thank you again you have been extremely helpful.I have both the Flex Plus and the CF10, and I use the Gas Manifold Gas Manifold | Spike Brewing replacing the stock gauge with a Vacuum Pressure gauge that goes from -30 <->0<-> +30 inches HG
I have successfully used a small 12V vacuum pump(the kind of thing you would use in a car) to pull -10 inches of HG (according to the gauge). I don't push it farther than that as it is adequate to pull most of the gas out of suspension, and it doesn't seem to stress the fermenters too much (I worry about the seal at the lid letting in air). Usually I'll pull vacuum, and shut it off for a few minutes to let the mead degas and repeat over a few days once primary fermentation is complete. I'm also doing it on 7-8 gallon batches in the CF10 and 5 gallon batches in the Flex+.
Just attach to the gas fitting on the manifold, the manifold is where your CF10 pressure gauge is.Very nice set-up. The pin lock fitting is nice. I will remove my gas manifold to install the 1/4" Hose Barb to 1.5" TC Clamp. I think the way you connect to the ball lock is probably a better way to go. I wanted to be able to pull a vacuum on a closed circuit before I open the valve to my Vacuum Reservoir and the CF10 holding the wine. I now understand I need some type of needle valve between the pump and system. Running that down now.