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#21 HVB

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:57 PM

No, that is my filter. In that picture I am pushing with co2 from the fermenter to the keg.
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#22 Mando

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:09 PM

No, that is my filter. In that picture I am pushing with co2 from the fermenter to the keg.

 

ah - got it!  my system would clog before it got to that filter.  it's all corny style post and dip tube in the fermentor so it's pretty small.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:55 PM

ah - got it! my system would clog before it got to that filter. it's all corny style post and dip tube in the fermentor so it's pretty small.


Big reason I went this way as I was clogging the keg poppet.
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#24 Mando

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:23 PM

Big reason I went this way as I was clogging the keg poppet.


This isn't the first thing I might have done differently :P
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:27 PM

This is what I use

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you circulate the finished beer around through the canister?

ideally I'd like to not add a pump if I can help it since I don't need one otherwise. I have a lot of wants though.

not cleaning extra kegs
not spending lots of money
not using a lot of extra CO2

I know - such a baby I am!


This isn't the first thing I might have done differently :P

This is what I use00100lr-PORTRAIT-00100-BURST202008071158

you circulate the finished beer around through the canister? ideally I'd like to not add a pump if I can help it since I don't need one otherwise.  I have a lot of wants though. not cleaning extra kegsnot spending lots of moneynot using a lot of extra CO2 I know - such a baby I am!

Way too complicated for me! No offense, I'm trying to keep it Simple.
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#26 Mando

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:32 PM

It's actually not that complicated. He's just pushing his beer through a filter on the way to the serving keg. My guess was wrong.

Edited by Mando, 03 May 2021 - 05:32 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 06:11 PM

It's actually not that complicated. He's just pushing his beer through a filter on the way to the serving keg. My guess was wrong.


Yup, not much really going on here. I have plenty of other complicated stuff tho... :)
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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:24 AM

here is a mock up of the dry hopper.  I think it holds 3-4 oz

 

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Edited by HVB, 04 May 2021 - 07:25 AM.

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#29 Mando

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 08:41 AM

does it recirculate?  hops go in that cannister?  how do you avoid foaming?


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:59 AM

does it recirculate?  hops go in that cannister?  how do you avoid foaming?

No recirculation.  I just add the hops to the sight glass ( clear part) and add CO2 and purge a few times then then once I am ready I fill it to about 5-8 PSI and open the butterfly valve at the bottom and teh hops get "pushed" down slowly.  I have never had a foaming issue.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:08 AM

No recirculation. I just add the hops to the sight glass ( clear part) and add CO2 and purge a few times then then once I am ready I fill it to about 5-8 PSI and open the butterfly valve at the bottom and teh hops get "pushed" down slowly. I have never had a foaming issue.


That's awesome. What pushes the hops through? Gravity?
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#32 HVB

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:47 AM

That's awesome. What pushes the hops through? Gravity?

Gravity and CO2


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:11 AM

Lucky! So you can just dump them prior to transfer?

Yeah, but I usually don't since they sink and I can rack from above them.


ah - got it!  my system would clog before it got to that filter.  it's all corny style post and dip tube in the fermentor so it's pretty small.

just take the poppets out


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 12:00 PM

 


just take the poppets out

 

Then it clogs at the keg and removing the keg poppet kind of ruins the idea of a closed transfer.  At least for me it does.


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:30 AM

OMG what a nightmare.  tried to let out the pressure and took the lid off the fermentor and I had to push the lid back on b/c striaght foam flying out of there.  what a ####ing mess.

 

I guess having the beer already carbed precludes dry hopping in the fermentor.  never again unless I don't let the beer carb in there.  holy shit.


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:55 AM

I'm pushing straight foam pretty much into my serving keg right now b/c I need to transfer today to avoid leaving a giant ####ing mess in my chest freezer.  jesus ####ing christ.

 

so many hours of my time potentially lost.


Edited by Mando, 05 May 2021 - 08:55 AM.

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#37 Mando

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 09:17 AM

So I managed to calm down the transfer by getting a lot of back pressure. Hopefully head retention isn't too effected.

I'm just going to do the dry hopping as I've always done it I guess. Maybe next time I won't naturally carbonate or carbonate much less so the foaming doesn't happen.

Edited by Mando, 05 May 2021 - 09:17 AM.

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#38 Mando

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 09:45 AM

Sorry, there was a lot of cursing at casa de mando there. Def my fault this happened. I should have known better.
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Posted 05 May 2021 - 09:56 AM

Man I have not had that happen. I do build up pressure but no more than 15 PSI because that is all my Spike is rated for.  That is a crappy day for sure!


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 10:28 AM

Man I have not had that happen. I do build up pressure but no more than 15 PSI because that is all my Spike is rated for.  That is a crappy day for sure!

 

I really crank it up because I like the beer fully carbed.  I ended up dry hopping a little differently than planned.

 

one keg has 2oz each of citra and chinook.

 

the other keg has 3oz each of idaho 7 and el dorado.

 

might be a nice comparison if everything turns out okay :-/


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