HOMEBREW Digest #5594 Sun 16 August 2009

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  Re: Reinforced Vinyl Tubing (Mark Prior) (Mark Prior)
  Re: Capping on Foam (stencil)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:21:08 -0400 From: Mark Prior <priorm at hotmail.com> Subject: Re: Reinforced Vinyl Tubing (Mark Prior) FYI - I was unable to find an answer to my question, so I ended up contacting the manufacturer directly. According to the manufacturer, the tubing I use is rated for use up to 175F. It is not recommended for use above this temperature due to concerns relative to bursting. There are no health concerns or FDA food-grade issues when the tubing is used at near boiling temperatures (212F). I have used this type of tubing for around 10 years at near boiling temperatures and low pressure (March pump). During that time, I have never had an issue with bursting. Mark Prior Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 12:28:36 -0400 From: stencil <etcs.ret at verizon.net> Subject: Re: Capping on Foam On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:15:16 -0400, in Homebrew Digest #5593 (August 14, 2009) Fred L Johnson wrote: >------------------------------ > >how does one easily generate >the foam when capping of foam at bottling from a fermenter or from a >bottling vessel (not a pressurized keg). Does anyone out there have a >technique that is tried and true? > For the last two years I've been using a Blichmann Beer Gun in a straight bottle-filler (non-counterpressure) mode. As the level rises into the neck of the bottle you withdraw the gun until the muzzle is just at the surface, give the trigger a quick blip, and get a nice little packet of foam. You can effect a crude approximation of the BBG by using a replacement compression-fitting undersink rigid supply line from the hardware store. The flare at the end of the plated brass tube is kinda sorta like the trumpet bell of the BBG. It's what I used for several months after first reading about the Beer Gun, until I had some cash freed up. The upper end of a keg dip tube is similar, but pricey. You still have to rig some sort of valve, or resort to the kink-the-tube maneuver, but you're ahead by about $40. gds, stencil Return to table of contents
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