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Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby grooves » Tue May 22, 2018 10:13 am

Yesterday I tried a pressure transfer from my conical for the first time. however, it didn't seem to have the grunt to push out the last 2 litres or so. Any ideas what could be wrong? The lid does have a dent the shape of one of the retaining clips as once my brew fridge shelf collapsed with the full conical on it... The FV was making all kinds of rattling sounds, but the pressure gauge on top never went over 0.5 PSI. I didn't dare turn the gas up any more as the rattling got louder and there was no difference in the level on beer being pushed through the pipe. At least I got to have a couple of early tasters

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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby mashy » Wed May 23, 2018 5:53 am

Was it the regulator rattling or the conical?
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby grooves » Wed May 23, 2018 8:27 am

The conical was rattling, but also the pressure gauge itself was rattling too, the needle was flickering back and forth.

Afterwards I found the instructions from SS Brewtech - which I didn't follow. They say to put your thumb over the end of the TC at the end of the gas line and dial it into 2 PSI. Then attach it to the conical and open up the master gas valve for the transfer. I just attached it all up and then twiddled the master valve slowly making sure I didn't go too high.

I'll try again next time - but with a longer gas line, that way I can fill kegs without moving the conical out of the brew fridge.

In any case, the beer smells, and tastes fantastic - it's a version of Hop-Fu! that I dialed down to 5% ABV
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby mashy » Wed May 23, 2018 9:19 am

I was going to say .5 is a bit low. Looks like you have it covered.

Hop-Fu! -dialed down to 5% - I like your thinking. Why don't you try this Brut IPA next....
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby grooves » Wed May 23, 2018 11:11 am

I think I'll taste a commercial brut IPA before brewing one up. It does sound interesting though. Next up for me are Mexican Lager for summer, and an attempt to make a decent 2.8% beer along the lines of Siren QIPA.
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby mashy » Wed May 23, 2018 3:29 pm

Can't get excited about a lager. I do an easy peasey cascade summer ale.

Thats a very good point....If you find some commercial brut somewhere - shout up :D
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby BarnBrian » Sat May 26, 2018 11:07 am

Hi Mashy
What's your Summer Cascade recipe.
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby mashy » Sat May 26, 2018 1:45 pm

Stunning! That's what.


I will write it up & share
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby BarnBrian » Sat May 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Stunning sounds great!!
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby mashy » Sun May 27, 2018 9:03 am

This is my go to beer.

Tell me what you think.....

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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby BarnBrian » Sun May 27, 2018 9:33 am

mashy wrote:This is my go to beer.

Tell me what you think.....

Full Cascade - BRAUMEISTER 23l Finish LATE WORT HOPPING - packa.pdf

Looks good. I'll make it next weekend. I'll be kegging it. I'll let you know how it turns out in a couple of months. :drink:
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Re: Pressure transfer woes

Unread postby mashy » Sun May 27, 2018 6:49 pm

Have kegged it, It tends to get away too quick.
Think my tap leaks lol!
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