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purging with CO2 bottle
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:29:48 AM »
This CO2 question is so stupid I would be afraid to ask it if I had any shame. OK, so here it goes: I now have my CO2 bottle, my kegs, my quick disconnects an my faucets. All under control. But how do I use the CO2 bottle to purge bottles and fermentors?
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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 12:56:30 PM »
I use one of these.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BO6E1E/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_hLEqwbJXGBV2Y

I have Kent disconnects on my lines so I can swap out accessories.

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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 03:55:17 PM »
I use one of these.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BO6E1E/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_hLEqwbJXGBV2Y

I have Kent disconnects on my lines so I can swap out accessories.

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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 04:30:47 PM »
Hook up your CO2 to a line with no disconnect on the end.  Stick the line down inside your fermenter as far as it will go.  Turn on the CO2.
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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 04:31:59 PM »
I use these - http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=51_66

Both regulators have a short tube with a female disconnect. I also have a 5 foot hose with male/female. I then have 1 foot lengths with a ball lock fitting, air gun/nozzle, and just plan tubing.

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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 05:42:03 PM »
Hook up your CO2 to a line with no disconnect on the end.  Stick the line down inside your fermenter as far as it will go.  Turn on the CO2.

Same thing I've done in the past.
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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 08:55:40 PM »
You could also have a spare keg filled with co2 and use a bottle wand stuck in a picnic tap to purge bottles.
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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 09:28:06 PM »
I just have a spare bottle for purging and carbing kegs in the lagering chest.

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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2015, 12:31:47 AM »
A hose. Soak it in sanitizer first.  I don't purge anything that hasn't been fined or cold crashed.  Purging kegs is worth it.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 12:34:43 AM by narvin »
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Re: purging with CO2 bottle
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2015, 04:12:33 AM »
I purge kegs occasionally such as for a beer I want to preserve the super hoppy character, but I don't bother most of the time.  I do purge the headspace immediately after filling and putting the lid on the keg, after racking the beer from the fermenter to the keg.

I just remove the QD, run a paper towel dipped in Star San up and down the gas hose and fitting, and put it down into the keg.

I've never purged beer bottles, but I do use o2 scouring bottle caps.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2015, 04:15:58 AM by brewsumore »