I went down this rabbit hole once. Then I discovered that I was over thinking things. Have you ACTUALLY found that your beer is getting oxidized? I’ve never detected oxidation in my beers when using “normal” methods for brewing/fermentation/cold crashing/kegging.
The only things I do are avoid turbulence when racking into the keg and skipp…[Read more]
Closed transfers and purge keg with co2. I’m still using glass fermenters mostly, but I’ve got a racking cane setup for closed transfers. For purging with Co2, I either use my 20lb tanks for my keezers or I use one of these little ones because they’re convenient: https://amzn.to/2ElSfPs
I don’t use mine. I use a picnic tap for this reason. I simply don’t drink my beer fast enough to keep the tap from drying up every time. Knowing what I know now. I would never run this setup. To much BS
I add a solid hit of honey any time I open the fermenter or transfer, in order to restart fermentation and get a CO2 blanket. Not sure if it actually helps, but it eases my oxygenation worries.
Yep, they’re just dirty . The sugars in the beer gum everything up as the beer dries in the faucet. Each time I change the keg I take my tap apart and clean it really well. You can also have a keg with some keg cleaner or PBW or starsan and run it through the lines and faucets with co2.
Hello everybody, do you have any ideas why my taps are getting stuck? It’s hard to move the handle and I’m worried I will break it if I pull too hard. I have been reducing my drinking lately and have not used the taps for a couple of weeks, so I’m wondering if the beer dried in it and got it stuck?
I have fermented in food grade plastic buckets from box stores before and it works ok but you’ll only get about 4.5 gallons. Also, fun tip – the paint lids with the pop our pour spout work perfectly – remove the cap and pop up the spout and it fits a carboy bung with an airlock PERFECTLY. It worked pretty great.
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There certainly is a difference. Food grade plastic must meet certain standards of purity. It cannot contain dyes, other additives or recycled plastic products deemed harmful to humans. Food grade plastic can contain some levels of recycled materials as long as those materials fit the guidelines and regulations outlined by the regulatory agency.…[Read more]
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