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Title: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: thcipriani on June 28, 2017, 07:52:33 PM
It probably seems like a trivial reason to own a conical, but no-worry pressurized transfers are definitely my favorite thing about my conical. I used to use a sterile siphon starter, but I still had endless worries about oxidation and about my racking cane's connection to the transfer hose...and when I used a carboy cap with a CO2 hose barb I was always worried that some clog would dramatically explode my carboy, sending huge glass shards flying in all directions. Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is that conicals are neat and my conical has been my favorite brewing purchase in recent memory in terms of piece of mind.

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Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: narcout on June 28, 2017, 08:59:57 PM
If you want to make another incremental improvement: use a barbed swivel nut to connect your liquid tubing to a disconnect seated on your keg liquid out post and connect some tubing to a gas disconnect on the gas in post and run it into a container of sanitizer.

That way you can keep your keg lid completely closed and ditch the tin foil.

Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on June 28, 2017, 09:05:49 PM
I have been wanting to move in this direction. I have tried a non pressurized transfer to a purged keg with lid on  but liquid ends up leaking out of the keg disconnect due to lack of pressure to seal the connection.

I wonder if this method would work for Speidels and other similar plastic fermenters. Anyone have any experience with that? I assume at a low pressure it would be fine. Don't mean to go off topic...
Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: The Beerery on June 28, 2017, 10:52:24 PM
I have been wanting to move in this direction. I have tried a non pressurized transfer to a purged keg with lid on  but liquid ends up leaking out of the keg disconnect due to lack of pressure to seal the connection.

I wonder if this method would work for Speidels and other similar plastic fermenters. Anyone have any experience with that? I assume at a low pressure it would be fine. Don't mean to go off topic...
You mean a closed transfer?




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Title: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: juggabrew303 on June 28, 2017, 11:10:33 PM
If you want to make another incremental improvement: use a barbed swivel nut to connect your liquid tubing to a disconnect seated on your keg liquid out post and connect some tubing to a gas disconnect on the gas in post and run it into a container of sanitizer.

That way you can keep your keg lid completely closed and ditch the tin foil.
This.  I haven't hooked my gas post to a bucket of Starsan though. I just pop the press relief valve open. 


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Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: juggabrew303 on June 28, 2017, 11:13:30 PM
It probably seems like a trivial reason to own a conical, but no-worry pressurized transfers are definitely my favorite thing about my conical. I used to use a sterile siphon starter, but I still had endless worries about oxidation and about my racking cane's connection to the transfer hose...and when I used a carboy cap with a CO2 hose barb I was always worried that some clog would dramatically explode my carboy, sending huge glass shards flying in all directions. Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is that conicals are neat and my conical has been my favorite brewing purchase in recent memory in terms of piece of mind.

(https://photos.tylercipriani.com/thumbs/09/1822e14418c8f815efe91f4cbc8087/medium.jpg)
This is exactly the reason I want a conical. 


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Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on June 29, 2017, 12:16:50 AM
I have been wanting to move in this direction. I have tried a non pressurized transfer to a purged keg with lid on  but liquid ends up leaking out of the keg disconnect due to lack of pressure to seal the connection.

I wonder if this method would work for Speidels and other similar plastic fermenters. Anyone have any experience with that? I assume at a low pressure it would be fine. Don't mean to go off topic...
You mean a closed transfer?




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Sure. I like the sound of that.
Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: The Beerery on June 29, 2017, 12:38:00 AM
I have been wanting to move in this direction. I have tried a non pressurized transfer to a purged keg with lid on  but liquid ends up leaking out of the keg disconnect due to lack of pressure to seal the connection.

I wonder if this method would work for Speidels and other similar plastic fermenters. Anyone have any experience with that? I assume at a low pressure it would be fine. Don't mean to go off topic...
You mean a closed transfer?




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Sure. I like the sound of that.

Ahh ok, here:

http://www.lowoxygenbrewing.com/brewing-methods/fermenter-to-keg-spunding/


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Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: thcipriani on June 29, 2017, 01:29:08 AM
If you want to make another incremental improvement: use a barbed swivel nut to connect your liquid tubing to a disconnect seated on your keg liquid out post and connect some tubing to a gas disconnect on the gas in post and run it into a container of sanitizer.

That way you can keep your keg lid completely closed and ditch the tin foil.

Whoa, living in the future :D

Would be cool to do this and/or spunding valve counter pressure kinda deal.

Soooo I guess I need to find something to connect my 1/2" conical ball-valve to 3/16" tubing...
Title: Re: Pressurized transfers are amazing
Post by: blair.streit on July 09, 2017, 05:14:32 PM
Also based on recent emails it sounds like SS Brewtech is releasing 14G Unitanks in a couple months and *may* announce a 7G version late this year.

I'd love to be able to ferment, cold crash, drop yeast, fine and carbonate in a single pressurized vessel before putting into the final serving keg. Hope they do it!


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