Author Topic: Shorten "out" line or leave it be for a corny fermenter?  (Read 2078 times)

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Re: Shorten "out" line or leave it be for a corny fermenter?
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2011, 01:33:53 AM »
I ferment in 10 gallon cornie kegs as well.  When I transfer from fermentor to serving keg, I run the first 12 or 16 ounces into a sanitized container before redirecting the flow to the serving keg.  This takes care of the initial yeast/trub pick up.  I don't think you lose any more beer this way than you would with a shortened dip tube.

You might run into a bit of an issue if you let a lot of trub into the fermentor and you crash cool before transfer (in that you might have to really jack up the pressure to push the initial yeast/trub pick up out through the dip tube).
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