Bought one of these on e-bay: https://www.homebrew...ASABEgI1qvD_BwE
Right now I'm just soaking it in oxiclean and then I'll probably cut a little bit off the dip tube so that I don't transfer yeast to my corny kegs.
So now that I have this thing I have a few new process things I'd like to try:
1) evacuate my corny kegs with the fermentation gases. this isn't b/c I'm super concerned with CO2 tanks that have some small amount of O2 but more b/c it seems like an efficient use of resources (maybe stupid). should I just jumper the fermentor to the 2 kegs? I was thinking kegmentor gas to corny1 liquid and then corny1 gas to corny2 liquid and then corny2 gas to container of starsan. any problem with doing this? only problems I see are that I have to set up a bunch of strange keg jumper configurations and that maybe I could pull starsan up into my corny keg if there was some cooling in the fermentor (pulls a vacuum).
2) after my corny kegs are pretty well purged with CO2 I'm going to put a spunding valve on there. My spunding valves are a little bit of a PITA to set so I don't expect to be able to really nail a specific PSI. what is a reasonable PSI to shoot for that won't inhibit the yeast from finishing up but also provide a good amount of carbonation so i don't have to do much force carbing? I was thinking something like 20-30 PSI is safe but at warmer ferm temps probably isn't enough to really get the job done fully.
3) I will now be able to do a closed transfer. this seems pretty straight forward in that I'll just jump the beer from the big keg to the 2 smaller corny kegs. again, I'll need to sort out how much dip tube to remove so I don't pick up a ton of yeast/trub when moving the beer to the serving kegs.
thoughts? did I miss something?