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#21 pickle_rick

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 03:34 AM

Those need some good pressure to spin as designed.

 

it does spin but the water that is coming out isn't very high pressure.  you'd need a serious pump to make this thing really spray hard.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:33 AM

it does spin but the water that is coming out isn't very high pressure.  you'd need a serious pump to make this thing really spray hard.

I think a utility type sump pump would.  I guess you need about 30 PSI to get that to spin according to the specs.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:02 AM

I think a utility type sump pump would.  I guess you need about 30 PSI to get that to spin according to the specs.

 

I think it's more of a flow problem.  I likely have 30 PSI of pressure.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:26 AM

How much does a corny really hold? 5.25? 5.5?
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:30 AM

How much does a corny really hold? 5.25? 5.5?

18.925L (5g) according to this https://en.wikipedia...i/Cornelius_keg


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:35 AM

18.925L (5g) according to this https://en.wikipedia...i/Cornelius_keg


I'm almost positive you can fill them a little bit more than 5 gallon without hitting the gas dip tube but I'm not sure how much.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:01 PM

I'm almost positive you can fill them a little bit more than 5 gallon without hitting the gas dip tube but I'm not sure how much.

I plan for 5.  I have most of my gas diptubes cut way down as well.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:10 PM

I plan for 5.  I have most of my gas diptubes cut way down as well.

 

the best laid plans.  I sometimes end up with more than planned and sometimes I don't.  I'm not estimating volume loss somewhere!


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

so how many days of fermentation will pretty well scrub the kegs of O2?


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 06:11 AM

also, there is a decent amount of condensation inside the jumper from the kegmentor to my first corny keg.  how do I clear this out?  do I need to clear this out?  will the CO2 keep stuff from growing in there?


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 06:28 AM

I let the keg go for 3 days till I moved the beer to spund. I see no reason to disconnect until you are ready to crash if not moving to the keg.

I had condensation as well but have not had any issues as a result of it.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:16 AM

I let the keg go for 3 days till I moved the beer to spund. I see no reason to disconnect until you are ready to crash if not moving to the keg.

I had condensation as well but have not had any issues as a result of it.

 

I was figuring at some point the bubbling is going to slow down and then I'll put my spunding valve on the second corny keg to start the spunding process.  if the kegs don't seem sealed enough for this I'll just put the spunding valve right on the fermentor.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:56 PM

put my spunding valve on just to make sure it's working.  I let it get to 5PSI and started backing off the regulator until I heard a little hiss.  probably tomorrow I'll start cranking it down a little.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 05:24 AM

My spunding valves do not inspire confidence. I'm glad my kegmentor prv vents around 45 psi just in case.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 05:53 AM

So how screwed am I going to be transferring chilled but carbonated beer? This will be a closed transfer with co2.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:18 AM

Screwed? I did that many times, well partially carbonated, with out issue. Why do you think you will be screwed?
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:24 AM

Screwed? I did that many times, well partially carbonated, with out issue. Why do you think you will be screwed?


I was thinking it might foam a lot. Things that keep me up at night :lol:
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:19 AM

So I only achieved 22 psi and now I think fermentation has slowed down enough that I won't get much or any more. How do I know when it's safe to ramp up the pressure without hurting the yeast or stalling out fermentation?
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:53 AM

So I only achieved 22 psi and now I think fermentation has slowed down enough that I won't get much or any more. How do I know when it's safe to ramp up the pressure without hurting the yeast or stalling out fermentation?

How many days since you pitched?


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:05 AM

How many days since you pitched?


Tomorrow will be one week.
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