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Offline flbrewer

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Speidel Owners
« on: May 28, 2015, 03:28:58 PM »
For the Speidel fermenter owners out there...do you use the optional valve instead of the cap?

How do you like it compared to just using a standard racking cane?

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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 05:18:24 PM »
I use the 30L model for my 5 gallon batches and always use the valve to drain into a keg.  I do see a few little chunky bits go through the line when I first start transferring, but at worst it means the first pint from the tap is a bit cloudy, which is fine with me.  HomeBrewTalk member BSD_Glass wrote a post describing how to build a rotating racking arm for a Spiedel fermentor here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=449546&page=3.  That setup might help reduce the amount of yeast/trub during transfer.

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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #2 on: Today at 04:17:06 AM »
I don't have Speidel equip but I do have fermenters with spigots.  On the inside they point down so yeast/trub does not get into them. http://www.williamsbrewing.com/mobile/INVERT-TUBE-BACKNUT-P179.aspx I prefer using the spigots over a racking cane. Much easier to operate and clean IMO.
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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #3 on: Today at 05:14:51 AM »
I once owned a 60L Speidel and used the spigot every time, it was super convenient and way better than a standard racking cane.

I sold it because it was too heavy when full to lift in/out of my chamber.

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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #4 on: Today at 05:16:08 AM »
I use the Speidel spigot. It is very fast. It does grab some trub, but, it's only enough to foul up the first pint out of the keg. Frankly, I am not very talented with the autosiphon. I get about the same amount of trub using it.
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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #5 on: Today at 05:55:30 AM »
I use the speidels and I use the spigot. Not worried about a little yeast it may pick up. You'll pick up a little when you siphon, too. I normally rack into half barrel kegs, let settle out as a bright tank then rack to sixtels. You could do the same thing with cornies and if you aren't planning on moving you could blow out most of your yeast in a pint or two and have crystal clear beer for the rest of the keg.
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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #6 on: Today at 06:12:58 AM »
I too use the spigot. I dump the very first tiny bit, take a hydrometer sample, then transfer.
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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #7 on: Today at 07:37:46 AM »
Autosyphon here

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« Reply #8 on: Today at 11:16:17 AM »

Autosyphon here
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Re: Speidel Owners
« Reply #9 on: Today at 11:28:41 AM »
That works too. But I bought another autosyphon and got it to quit leaking this time. So I have been using that