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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #90 on: March 23, 2018, 03:15:04 PM »
very cool macbrews.

18psi at 34 isn't that awfully high or maybe I missed something?   I'm usually in the 8-10 @37df range for lagers
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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #91 on: March 23, 2018, 04:02:54 PM »
very cool macbrews.

18psi at 34 isn't that awfully high or maybe I missed something?   I'm usually in the 8-10 @37df range for lagers
Definitely on the high side. This was the first time I used it and I probably shut off the blow off tubing earlier than I should have. Hopefully I’ll fine tune the process over the next few batches.


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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #92 on: April 04, 2018, 05:12:52 PM »
Tried the alternate configuration today, jumping the keg gas back to the Speidel and racking by gravity.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dTK9aejJT9sJLIUu8v9u7S8I1OYviQ9a/view?usp=drivesdk

Pro: needs no supervision, and saves gas (all of $0.45 worth probably!)  Con (possibly): have to elevate the fermenter.
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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #93 on: April 04, 2018, 09:14:35 PM »
Tried the alternate configuration today, jumping the keg gas back to the Speidel and racking by gravity.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dTK9aejJT9sJLIUu8v9u7S8I1OYviQ9a/view?usp=drivesdk

Pro: needs no supervision, and saves gas (all of $0.45 worth probably!)  Con (possibly): have to elevate the fermenter.
Pretty slick.

Add a spunding valve and figure out how to not have to move the fermentor and that would be just about as LODO as you could get.
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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #94 on: April 04, 2018, 09:33:23 PM »
Hopefully you purged the O2 from the lines before you racked!  Just kidding!
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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #95 on: April 04, 2018, 10:27:01 PM »
Actually I did purge the lines! The liquid line I purged the keg through, over pressurized it, and bled it through the gas line.  As for not moving the fermenter, that would mean "Less Of the Doctor's Office," right?  Having tried both ways, not sure if I have a preference.  This way is pretty slick, though.
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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #96 on: April 04, 2018, 10:51:37 PM »
Actually I did purge the lines! The liquid line I purged the keg through, over pressurized it, and bled it through the gas line.  As for not moving the fermenter, that would mean "Less Of the Doctor's Office," right?  Having tried both ways, not sure if I have a preference.  This way is pretty slick, though.
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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #97 on: April 04, 2018, 11:00:09 PM »
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Re: Closed transfer
« Reply #98 on: April 05, 2018, 12:57:52 AM »
Way to go!  I did that as well and thought maybe it was overkill for how fast the kegs of lager go at my house (average just a couple weeks plus with a brew crew that visits on weekends)....

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