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Fermzilla

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by Nullnvoid, 1/7/19.

 

  1. Grmblz

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    Posted 19/1/20
    It's been mentioned before, hop socks with a magnet in them, NOT! the black ferrous ones but the shiny little rare earth things on evil bay, magnet on the outside of fermenter to hold it in place, when you want to hop just remove external magnet, and sock n hops fall into wort. Any oxygen in the hop sock will have been purged during fermentation and the saurus has enough head space for 4 or 5 hop additions, no worries about pressure. I would question the need for 25 psi but each to their own. For hot and quick without the pressure try a Kveik unless you're doing lagers of course.
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    Posted 20/1/20
    You could use one of the cheap carbonation caps on your collection container, put on a quick disconnect and some beerline with a tap and release pressure slowly
     
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    Posted 20/1/20
    25psi drops down to about 8psi and 2.3 vols of co2 when cold crashed to 2°c so perfect carbonation once its done but good idea with the magnets.
     
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    Posted 21/1/20
    Yeah i think that's the easiest and best option hopefully the plastic ones are easier to pull apart and clean than the stainless ones as theyll get clogged up with hops
     
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    Posted 21/1/20
    I reckon the plastic ones are a pain in the arse. And I don't think they come apart for cleaning. From what I have seen.

    I've gone back to the stainless, very easier to use and clean and just bought some new washers so they seal properly
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    Hey Null. I'm not a big fan of the red plastic carb caps either. I pulled a few apart to clean and the o rings just sh1t themselves . Replaced the o rings and they were a nightmare to get back together. What size/material/where did you get your replacement washers for the stainless carb caps from?
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    It was KL07177 (5 Pack) Camlock Replacement seal from Kegland. Works a treat and they are nice and thick.
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    Grolsch flip top bottle red rubber seals work ok as well on the stainless caps.
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    I don't trust cheap rare earth magnets. Is there any reliable way to make these inert? Like a thin silicone covering for the inside magnet?
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    You can buy Teflon coated ones.
     
  11. Vic

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    Posted 22/1/20
    Use a magnetic stir bar in the hop sock. They come Teflon coated. On the outside use a powerful rare earth magnet.
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    The magnetic stir bars are powerful enough to hold up 200g+ of dry hops?
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    No problem with up to 100g. I haven’t tried with any more but should be OK provided outside magnet is powerful enough. Or use 2 bags.
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    Cheers.

    Has anyone had cleaning issues with being unable to use hot water in these?
     
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    Posted 22/1/20
    FermZilla (body) can't tolerate anything above 50 Celsius. So depending on how hot your water gets out of the tap, might not be a good idea

    This is in the instructions
     
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    Yep I realise that, which is specifically why I asked if anyone has had any issues in cleaning the product without using hot water...
     
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    Posted 23/1/20
    With my PET fermenters fill past the krausen mark with cold water disolve a tablespoon of sodium perborate in a cup of hot water pour into fermenter leave for 24 hours.
    Sodiun perc will do the same job.
     
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    Posted 24/1/20
    Apologies, I did not read your post correctly!

    As WEAL mentions a good soak with PBW etc. over night will sort it. I use the KegLand version this way. After the soak any bits that do stick will come straight off with a blast from the hose on full tilt
     
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    Posted 25/1/20
    Thanks
     
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    I think it's a good idea for us to jump in here. Sodium percarbonate works reasonably well and can be left overnight. If however you are using sodium percarbonate mixed with sodium metasiliate you should limit contact time to 20 minutes.

    Any product that contains sodium metasilicate should have 20 min contact time or less. Sodium metasilicate is quite an aggressive chemical on plastics in particular and it can weaken PET and a number of other rubbers and plastics. For this reason even other products such as Five Star PBW or even our own KegLand brand of PBW should have a limit of about 20 minute contact time. Please do not leave in the fermenter for days at a time. This is something that is mentioned in the instruction sheet for the FermZilla however it's often overlooked.

    If you are using straight sodium percarbonate it's not an issue but it's also not quite as effective as a cleaner when used in combination with a number of other chemicals at the same time.
     
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