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No Frills low cost pressure fermenting

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by CEO Keg King, 31/10/19.

 

  1. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 5/11/19
    That one heats as well, what do you reckon a cost to make one would be?
     
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    I reckon it will cost about $150 to buy the bits but would also require the drilling of 2 holes in the lid as I’m planning to get a temp twister coil for insertion into the fermenter (Guten conical)
     
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    I'm liking the looks of these for sour beer aging. Is it possible to swap out the floating dip tube for a normal dip tube? It would be frustrating to see that thing just floating on top of some fruit!
     
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    Couldn't to just swap the float for a weight of some kind
     
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    Posted 5/11/19
    tell us more? How are you building it, what are you using etc etc?
     
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    Posted 5/11/19
    I would have walked out with one of those 20lt pressure fermenters but they're not for sale yet. o_O
    Funny seeing this evolution. Its like a see through corny keg. I love this new age shit we can do anything now.
    :cool:
     
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    Actually it would cost a bit more to build as the temp twister is $40, the unit itself is $125
    Plus for pipe insulation, an esky first a water reservoir and some various bits and pieces
    The unit it self is an aquarium heater/cooler from eBay
    Instead of running the wort through the temp twister I plan on running the water from the esky through the heater/cooler unit into the temp twister & return to the esky
     
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    What do you mean by "Instead of running the wort through the temp twister" I didnt think the wort was ever run through the temp twister??? I thought the temp twister sat in your wort and gylcol is pumped from the chiller unit through the temp coil and back to the chiller unit??

    EDIT:- Scrap that question, I get what you mean now.
     
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    Posted 6/11/19
    so you are telling me I can pressure brew x 2 daisy chained to a spunding valve in my fermenting fridge! Tell me more, when is stock due in?
     
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    Yes, tell us more. When will these be available?
     
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    Bump @CEO Keg King When will these new fermenter kings be available?
     
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    I don't think they will be to far away I saw some retail orders going out Wednesday.
     
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    Thanks mate. And congratulations on your promotion to CEO. What changes do you plan on making now that your in charge??? :p:D:)
     
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    You must admit I have worked hard for it.;)
     
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    I'm more interested in this heater/cooler Thermenter king, worthy of it's own thread..
     
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    I've been experimenting with pressure fermentation. I have modified a keg by shortening the dip tube and I fill it only to the 17 Lt mark with a Coopers Kit, 1/2 Kg of dextrose and 150 gms white sugar.

    In the picture the fermentation is happening in the keg with the black tape around it and the gas is purging the serving keg beside it. The spunding valve is set to about 12psi.

    When I put the brew together I add 3 drops of anti-foaming agent to prevent foam into the serving keg.

    The results have been good so far although I had to work out the best pressure, too high and some of the hop flavours are suppressed.

    PRESSURE FERMENTING.jpg

    With a concentrated kit brew and keeping the pressure fairly low I'm getting a tasty beer made in 5 days, cold crash for 2 or 3 days and serve after that.
     
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    Turn your back for a few weeks and there is a whole bunch of new toys.
     
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    Either CEO will do. Just the one who knows the answers...lol

    EDIT:- And actually bothers to reply here.
     
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