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Offline JKL

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Kegging from Freezementer?
« on: July 06, 2011, 06:55:51 AM »
Right now I'm using 2,  6.5gal carboys in my freezementer but I have to lift them out to siphon to kegs.  They are just too low to the ground to get a good siphon going.  I'm thinking about going to 1/2 bbl kegs so I can ferment 2 beers at a time but I know I won't be able to lift those.  Is there a better way that i'm missing?  C02?

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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 09:07:53 AM »
Get a carboy cap that fits snugly on the carboy, then use CO2 to push from the carboy to the keg.  Very gently, a couple of psi should do it.
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 09:25:02 AM »
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 09:30:10 AM »
Exactly :)

Drew, have you gone above 5 psi?  Does it push the carboy cap off or blow up the carboy?  I have a bad carboy I'm going to test in a month or so . . .
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011, 09:34:04 AM »
Yeah, the carboy caps will blow  ~5 psi, but man do I hate depending on that as a safety mechanism.
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 09:36:05 AM »
Yeah, I plan to do it in my garbage can so I don't have to clean up the mess. :)  I wonder how high I will have to go to get it to shatter? ;D
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011, 09:37:13 AM »
Get a carboy cap that fits snugly on the carboy, then use CO2 to push from the carboy to the keg.  Very gently, a couple of psi should do it.

Thanks for the response guys.  I thought about that, just haven't tried it yet.  That reminds me, I really need to invest in a SS racking cane plus I only have my 5lb CO2 tank filled right now and I was afraid of using too much gas.  If I go the 1/2 bbl route, I'll have to get my 15lb checked and filled.
-J.K.L.
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011, 09:39:40 AM »
If I go the 1/2 bbl route, I'll have to get my 15lb checked and filled.
If by checked you mean re-proofed, you can just swap it out at the local welding gas place.  It's my preferred method anyway, and I never have to have my tanks proofed that way.
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011, 09:44:51 AM »
Like this:

http://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/racking-co2

I like the gas fitting installed on the carboy cap. That really makes this setup special.
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2011, 10:17:34 AM »
I wonder how high I will have to go to get it to shatter? ;D

How high you have to go or how high you have to be? ;D
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Re: Kegging from Freezementer?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 02:47:58 PM »
I wonder how high I will have to go to get it to shatter? ;D

How high you have to go or how high you have to be? ;D

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