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Ideas for closed transfer from basic HDPE fermenter

Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by goatchop41, 22/11/18.

 

  1. PTG

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    Posted 9/12/18
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    Found a good way to do closed transfer from non pressurised. I used a silicon tube nozzle as a reducer to get down to beer line size.
    Found a bit of teflon tape was needed to get a good seal.
    Plan on straightening the taper on the tap nozzle as this should help it seal better.
     
  2. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 10/12/18
    Is that a caulking nozzle?
     
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  3. PTG

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    Posted 10/12/18
    Yup
     
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  4. theQuinny

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    Posted 11/12/18
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    Here's my idea ...
     
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    I tried this today but it failed. Seeking feedback on how to fix it. Cheers!
     
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    Posted 11/12/18
    Looks right to me, as long as the fermenter isn't sealed preventing air going in to replace the liquid. Only other thought is that hop debris can get stuck in the line or the disconnect or post springs.
     
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    Thanks mate there was a bit of hop debris in the hose. I’ll try again next week.
     
  8. goatchop41

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    Posted 11/12/18
    This happened to me when I did it yesterday.

    I had cold crashed with the fermenter leaning away from the tap, so it was all sweet for the first 10L. I was in a bit of a rush so tried to move the fermenter and it must have rustled up some of the dry hop that had crashed to the bottom, and that plugged the disconnect up. I had to take it off and clean it twice...
    At that point I unscrewed it from the MFL side of the push in fitting and ran off about 100ml until it was nice and clear, then it was smooth sailing from there.

    Lesson learned - don't touch the fermenter once it's draining, and only rack to the keg when I have at least half of an hour spare, as the 4mm ID line that I have doesn't flow quickly!!
     
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    Posted 11/12/18
    I am drinking now from a tap to tap transfer and equalising the pressure a carbonated beer ready to go straight from the cube.
     
  10. Dozer71

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    Did this work, because to me it would look like it will only fill to half way when the beer in each is level (closed loop). Unless you are applying more pressure to the left one to push it out.
     
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    Posted 11/12/18
    Trying to capture the CO2 from fermentation to draw back in during cold crashing? Otherwise I don't really see what the point of this setup would be in relation to closed transferring
     
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    Posted 12/12/18
    Correct ;)

    Secondary will go on the floor. Already has dry hops in ready for transfer ...

    Will let you know - going to give it a try this afternoon ...
     
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    Makes much more sense. Originally saw beer in the lower tube (looks like brown liquid) and thought it was ready to go. Good luck with it.
     
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    The bottom hose has wort in it to get the air out of it. The tap on the left is open & the tap on the right is closed, (so it wont blow off the hose under fermentation pressure...)
    The dry hops have been sitting the the secondary since day 1. Sitting in the cool, dark & under CO2, I hope they'll be ok when I transfer. I'll let it sit for another week or so before bottling.
     
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    Posted 12/12/18
    What does this mean mate ?
     
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    Ferment in the primary, capture the gas in the secondary, transfer to the secondary equalising the gas (so it will transfer) with the gas ending up in the primary and using the gas in the primary to prevent a vacuum and keeping the beer carbed when serving from the secondary.
    002.JPG Most of the gas now in the primary
    034.JPG If you want to dry hop into the secondary.
    005.JPG This was an English bitter about 3 days after transfer.
     
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    Posted 12/12/18
    Excellent !
     
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    WEAL, please start a YouTube channel. This looks amazing and I need more details.
    Have you posted anywhere else on the forum this setup?
     
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    I think I first posted it on the ' Fermenting under pressure' thread.
     

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