Transfer to keg via beer line

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Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Onthebrew » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:25 pm

This far i have just attached some silicon tubing to the spigot on the feremter placed the other end in the corny and let gravity do the rest. However this time id like to rack it via the beer in line. What is the best way is to attach the beer line to the spigot. they are both 3/8 inch i believe (?) so need something to join them- does anyone do this this? if so whats the method.

i am not going to transfer with pressure but will flush through with star san first so corny full of CO2. Plus going in through the beer line should be cleaner and also mean i dont need to sanitise the outside of the transfer tubing. Any cleaning task saved is a boon for me!
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Cristian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:43 pm

you can use adaptor/reducer. It's very cheap.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-Pneumatic-10mm-8mm-6mm-12mm-4mm-16mm-OD-Hose-Tube-One-Touch-Push-Into-Straight/32396513410.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.43484c4dYjOUXy

I use it and it works great. (I need to reduce from 16mm OD (FV) to 12mm OD beer line. )
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Onthebrew » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Excellent. Good set up. Do these connectors work with silicon tubing( I know John guest fittings don’t!)
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Cristian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm

I use 7 ID 12 OD liquid/gas tubing only.
I like this size because does not bend a lot and I can fit it easily on the barb or quick connect (john guest)
As you can see in the picture, I use these disconnects after each barb in order to clean the tubing easier.
With silicon tubing, you refer to the very soft tubing? with less "meat" (OD-ID)
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Onthebrew » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:10 am

ive actually sourced some tapering silicon tubing- soft but one end fits spigot perfectly and the other end fits snug on the disconnect- so no fittings needed- can you foresee any problems with this method?

one worry is maybe trub blocking the beer in line or port?
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Cristian » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:49 pm

I see no problems but eventually, you will upgrade to close transfer using CO2 (to benefit hop flavor to max) and you will need some tight connections to both ends.
Regarding trub, you can see in my picture an in-line filter. works great I fully recommend it. (8,4 GBP) but probably you need co2 to push through it.
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Onthebrew » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:05 am

I did a test with water and it worked fine. Didn’t work with beer though.

I imagine the 100g of mosaic pellets chucked in loose 3 days before didn’t help. So just let it flow as normal

Not sure co2 is an option at the moment as my fvs aren’t suitable for a pressure transfer. In line filter would be good though, , or maybe use m hopmcntainers next time.
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Cristian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 am

try to cold crash longer
i do it for 2 days and wort gets very clear. (i also use irish moss)
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby Onthebrew » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:10 am

Yes, Will cold crash next time, it’s just this time the hops were in loose and I wanted to to get the beer away from them. I’ve found I get the vegy twang when hops are still in during cold crash.

Next time hops will be in container, will remove Then cold crash and give another go at transfer via beer line :beer:
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Re: Transfer to keg via beer line

Unread postby PerzellBrewing » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:39 pm

I use the Speidel tanks and pressure transfer to keg from the tank using 2 to 3 psi.

  1. Clean keg; sanitize; CO2 flush
  2. Please bung with a lid that has compression CO2 post
  3. Bleed off CO2 in the keg; attach the liquid post to the spigot on the tank
  4. Connect gas post to the fermenter
  5. Open the spigot on the fermenter; let flow into the keg
  6. Open pressure valve on keg
  7. Drink beer
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