Author Topic: Carbonation Stone and sanitaion  (Read 1467 times)

Offline BeerSmith

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Carbonation Stone and sanitaion
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:35:36 PM »
A friend recently gave me a pressurized water tank of some sort that has similar anatomy to a corny keg. I've got it fitted for gas in and liquid out, but there's an extra threaded hole that's currently occupied by a pressure release cap (at least that's what I think it is, I don't know what it's actually called). Should mention that it has a proper pressure relief valve so that's not an issue.
So my plan is to take off the cap and mount a gas in with a carbonation stone there. Is was working on a system that would allow me to pull it out after carbonating, but that went out the door when I realized the stone itself won't fit through the hole. So plan B is to semi-permanently (it'll be on threads so I can remove it for cleaning) mount it and just leave it in the keg for the life of the batch.
So my question is, would leaving a stone in the beer for several weeks either gum up the stone, or possibly cause it to break down in the beer?

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8458
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: Carbonation Stone and sanitaion
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 07:56:37 AM »
If it is stainless steel, it will be fine.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
AHA Governing Committee
BJCP National
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline a10t2

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4331
  • Ask me why I don't like Chico!
    • View Profile
    • SeanTerrill.com
Re: Carbonation Stone and sanitaion
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 07:52:53 PM »
...To elaborate, the stainless won't be harmed, but the stone will definitely get clogged over time. You'll want to rig up a way to circulate your cleaning and sanitizing solutions through the stone in both directions when you break it down.
Sent from my Microsoft Bob

Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.
Refractometer Calculator | Batch Sparging Calculator | Two Mile Brewing Co.

Offline brewinhard

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3150
    • View Profile
Re: Carbonation Stone and sanitaion
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:59:09 AM »
A long boil of the stone may help to degunk some of the crap from fermentation.

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8458
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: Carbonation Stone and sanitaion
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 01:10:21 PM »
A long boil of the stone may help to degunk some of the crap from fermentation.
If it can be removed, dumping boiling water in will be the next best thing.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
AHA Governing Committee
BJCP National
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!