Ric Heinz (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:05 pm: ||
OK. I think got this one in the proper place!
I am considering moving "up" to a conical fermenter. I have several questions regarding the bottom "dump" valve. I see two different configurations offered, a "straight through" valve mounted vertically and a valve mounted horizontally on an elbow. Any thoughts as to which configuration is best?
I would think these valves and fittings would plug up with yeast cake. Is this the case? Are these valves used initially to get the cold break and trub out of the fermenter, then left closed? Is anyone removing the flocculated (wow!!!) yeast on a regular basis via this valve?
Joe Williams (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 04:34 am: ||
Yep, it's in the right place now.
Having said that, I use my bottom dump for removing the yeast cake to enable a secondary without racking. I have also used my bottom dump to rouse yeast with a blast of CO2. I have never had a problem with clogging and mine is vertically mounted.