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Floating Keg Dip Tube
« on: February 07, 2014, 01:01:29 PM »
Awhile ago, it may have been on the NB forum, someone was discussing the idea of a floating dip tube to eliminate sucking up sediment from the bottom of a keg.

Looks like one is actually being marketed now:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/CLEAR-BEER-DRAUGHT-SYSTEM-P3612.aspx

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 01:41:25 PM »
That is pretty neat. Pricey.  :-\

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 01:50:03 PM »
Cool idea, but my using my dremel to cut an inch off the bottom of the diptube was a lot cheaper.
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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 02:18:17 PM »
Looks like one more thing to clean.  Brew more, be patient, and your beer will be clear when you tap your kegs.  Or cold crash and hit it with gelatin.  Either way, much cheaper.
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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 02:32:01 PM »
And more complicated to clean.
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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 03:00:25 PM »
Looks like one more thing to clean. Brew more, be patient, and your beer will be clear when you tap your kegs.  Or cold crash and hit it with gelatin.  Either way, much cheaper.

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 03:37:00 PM »
Cool idea, but my using my dremel to cut an inch off the bottom of the diptube was a lot cheaper.

I just use a pipe cutter to cleanly trim about a centimeter of the diptube. A lot cheaper, more simple and will work better in the long-run.

That device is pretty neat though. Just imagine: your first beer pulled will be the clearest and best beer of the keg! :o

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 03:47:45 PM »
That device is pretty neat though.

I'll give you that.  Bonus points for a neat idea.
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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 05:43:46 PM »
It might work well for someone who is moving kegs around (bringing them to meetings, etc.).

I think it's cool that so many new products are coming onto the market, even if I don't have a use for most of them.

I do wish someone would develop a stainless steel insulated mash tun with a couple of built in ports for bazooka screens, thermometers, etc. 

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 08:50:14 PM »
Not sure it's worth it, anyone think it'll draw a better conditioned/carbonated brew. At the beginning this may be an issue but not after a week or two in the fridge.

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 09:20:34 PM »
I can't imagine this think not getting tangled up.

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2014, 04:06:10 PM »
Wonder how well this would work for fermenting in the kegs for not pulling a bunch of yeast and trub racking to serving keg.
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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2014, 05:49:57 PM »
Seems like it would be covered in krausen

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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2014, 08:10:50 PM »
Seems like it would be covered in krausen

the float would be but the actual pickup sits below the surface.
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Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2014, 08:21:22 PM »
Good way to top crop? LOL
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