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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #4323 by Paddybrew
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Hey folks. Im about 5 month into my all grain journey. Have the brewzilla based on Gash's vids. This week i took delivery of my Series X kegerator and just kegged my first NEIPA. The rabbit hole gets bigger as you know so now im looking into getting a fermzilla based on your vids. Was impressed by the All Rounder 30 litre. WHats the benefits of having this type of fermenter, i just have the regualr coopers one and also the stock standard LHBS one with the air lock.

I have been reading up on closed transfers which seems to be a big advantage. If i wanted to avail of this with the all rounder, would i also need that pressure kit as extra and what else can you achieve with this pressure kit and this fermentor.
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1 year 5 months ago #4324 by Gash
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The enclosed transfer is what I like, the other use is that it can be used as a keg, besides that its just a fermenter. Yep you'd need the pressure kit and a gas bottle would probably be needed for transfers, and definitely needed if you decided to use it as a serving vessel, keg.
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1 year 5 months ago #4325 by Paddybrew
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Cheers Gash. I Was reading up on the main unit last night and with the collection jar , for example if you brew an NEIPA, you would still have to open the top of the vessel on day two as I presume you wouldn’t remove the collection jar to dry hop seeing as it may contain yeast required for fermentation. Or is it a case of after two days the yeast will be in suspension and all that’s in the jar is needless trub ?

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1 year 5 months ago #4326 by Gash
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Well its up to you, I usually put it through the top since its heavily in fermentation any oxygen getting in will just be pushed out. Need to not stuff around the hops can cause some foam up if fermenting under a fair amount of pressure. Either way will work. I've seen some people put hops in bags with a magnet and stick them to the upper wall of the fermenter out of the wort, then comes to dry hop they take away the outer magnet and dry them in, havent tried that though! Sorry for delay in reply., missed the notification. Cheers!
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1 year 5 months ago #4327 by Paddybrew
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Haha that magnet trick is pretty inventive. Yeah I think I’m sold on the idea to be honest on getting one. I’ve only been brewing AG a few months and I have just moved to kegs. It’s a steep but fun learning curve so I think the next logical step is the ability to ferment under pressure as well as oxygen free enclosed transfers
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1 year 5 months ago #4328 by Gash
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It really doesnt matter which one you get, be it the fermentasaurus or fermzilla, just have a look and see which is best for you. Cheers mate!
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1 year 2 months ago #4426 by Paddybrew
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Im about to do my first enclosed transfer in a few days but i need to get some beer lines to do the transfers. Do i need two sets of lines. One gas to gas , connected with ball lock disconnects and the other beer to beer with ball lock disconnects. Ive seen on some vids, the beer lines tend to be wider than the line you have going from keg to tap. Is there a specific beer line youd suggest for a faster transfer?

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1 year 2 months ago #4433 by Gash
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Sorry mate, had some computer issues here I havent been getting the notifications, you've probably done it already, you can get away with just a beer to beer line and a PRV. but it is handy to have a gas to gas, if you want to it gravity fed.
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1 year 2 months ago #4445 by Paddybrew
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Cheers mate, i got the gas to gas

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