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Same. I just swapped out the 15 psi gauge for the next range up which is 80 psi. ~ $8 each. I finish the ferments at ~ 23 psi for standard pale Ales or lager. That's at ferment temps. That seems to be the right carbonation levels. Eg. An Ale finished at 23 psi at ferment temp then chilled down to serving temps ~4c will drop that pressure to about 17 psi by memory, not that I bother to check that every time. Transferred at those pressure levels. Then served at ~8 to 10 psi.
 

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That's a great post WEAL. I have used mine when filling kegs from the fermenter with pressurised transfer so I can't see the liquid level. I've filled the valve with beer a couple of times now and always strip it down for cleaning afterwards. What are your thoughts on a receiver? I'm wondering what I can use as a type of visual indicator before the valve gets filled with beer.
 
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I don't use any pressure, well there is barely any going through a 5 mm tube, I have my receiver between primary and secondary fermenters. Would need a bit more thought for pressure fermenting, maybe a collection bottle could be adapted. Or even something with a Mason jar like Ballarat Guy made.
 

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That's a great post WEAL. I have used mine when filling kegs from the fermenter with pressurised transfer so I can't see the liquid level. I've filled the valve with beer a couple of times now and always strip it down for cleaning afterwards. What are your thoughts on a receiver? I'm wondering what I can use as a type of visual indicator before the valve gets filled with beer.
Hi razz how about one of these, I tried to post the links but their site is down (no great surprise) I've pulled it apart to make it clear how it works, I'd just use the plastic disconnects, and if using hop pellets I would remove the poppets. That's a 1.25L pet bottle that used to have ginger beer in it. Just shout if it's a bit vague.
 

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Hi razz how about one of these, I tried to post the links but their site is down (no great surprise) I've pulled it apart to make it clear how it works, I'd just use the plastic disconnects, and if using hop pellets I would remove the poppets. That's a 1.25L pet bottle that used to have ginger beer in it. Just shout if it's a bit vague.
Thanks Grmblz, I get what you mean. I’ll see what I can rig up with my box of spares and I have some PET bottles.
 

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So I ended up getting a set of digital scales from Bunnings for $15 and going back to what I used to do, but I also used the spending valve on the gas out, I managed to fill the spending valve with beer again. So now I'm using both methods of scales and a PET bottle as recommended by Grmblz. I picked up a bag of pale malt this morning and got a couple of the red connectors and a red tee piece.
 

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