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Re: Is it necessary to rack to a secondary fermenter?
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2011, 11:02:02 AM »
IIRC the floating device is still in development, though he might have finished it. Last time I saw this was on HBT or NB. Don't remember which.
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Re: Is it necessary to rack to a secondary fermenter?
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2011, 09:58:04 AM »
Ya'll talking about a Cask Widge per chance?

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Re: Is it necessary to rack to a secondary fermenter?
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2011, 11:30:46 AM »
That's basically it- but for a cornie keg.
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Re: Is it necessary to rack to a secondary fermenter?
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2011, 08:51:39 PM »
That's basically it- but for a cornie keg.
^^^^^^^^^^

 I remember seeing that video but what euge said.

 It either was fixed on the bottom of the dip tube or replaced it entirely, I can't remember that part, but worked under the same principle as the cask widge.
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Re: Is it necessary to rack to a secondary fermenter?
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2011, 05:00:34 AM »
That's basically it- but for a cornie keg.
^^^^^^^^^^

 I remember seeing that video but what euge said.

 It either was fixed on the bottom of the dip tube or replaced it entirely, I can't remember that part, but worked under the same principle as the cask widge.
I wonder if you replaced the liquid dip tube with another gas dip tube in a cornie, would the tubing for the cask widge fit over it? Anyone happen to own one?
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Re: Is it necessary to rack to a secondary fermenter?
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2011, 01:49:20 PM »
I wonder, instead of cutting the dip tube, could you turn the keg upside down, switch the posts, then push the beer out of the gas-in post when the clearing is done?

I agree, secondary fermenters, are really just bright tanks, and the Dave Miller reference of transfering to a secondary after 12 hours is equvalent to dumping trub from a conical.

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