« on: September 28, 2016, 07:47:28 PM »
Thanks, Eric. I assume you use the spunding valve I the fermenter as well? I'm a bit worried using it with ales. Could be that I need to put it on the fermenter in less than 48 hours, right?You definitely want to bleed off the CO2 in the early part of fermentation, I think. I leave it as loose as it goes for the first few days of fermentation of a normal gravity beer (longer for big beers), then cinch it down at the tail end of fermentation. I've never really shot for full carbonation simply from fermentation, although I'm sure it can be done easily. I'm mainly using it as a pressure-release valve.