I have one of these and it is excellent although after a few spins on the drill one of the 'nylons' escaped from the top end. A bit of super glue sorted it. Tip - when the drill is on clockwise rotate the wand anti clockwise around the edge of the dj or fv, then visa versa for the anti spin. Prevents vortex.I brought one of these http://www.home-brew-online.com/equipment-c40/home-brew-online-degassing-tool-p1107?mc_cid=a9 could not bother with coat hangers I had enough of them when I was a dry cleaner for short while I used thousands of the sods ARGH
+ 1 on the coat hanger if you can be arsed to make one ( which I have ) but.......... power instead of cordless? Is it a speed thing or have you not got a cordless or is it just a cheap one? :mrgreen::) . Joking aside my cordless Makita does it fine.I always try and avoid anything recommended by that Matt Williams guy. I remember watching a few of his videos when starting and god he makes it sound like a dull and laborious process.
Also the white sheet background makes it seem that he is half way through clearing up after murdering his wife.
Microwaved coat hanger does the job for me. Also power drill rather than cordless drill all the way.
I like the vacuum method but it looks a bit long winded to me, i get a DJ done in about a minute using the forward & reverse method with my wand so have never really looked into other wands and methods.@chippy Tea I would happily take advice from that bloke with twenty wine glasses and posh wine shelves though!
It's a 30 bottle Wilko kit in a 30ltr bucket. The instruction says rack to DJ to de-gas a week after adding stabiliser and finings, and then bottle. I'm at that stage now.What kit? 30 bottle or 6 bottle?
Drill should be no problem but try to not create a vortex that sucks air in. I find rotating the whole drill and wand in te opposite direction to spin and keeping it low helps prevent this.
Was it racked at an earlier stage? What vessel do you have it in at the moment? If it was racked at an earlier stage off the oak etc if used then you should not need to rack again. Just degas, stabilise then fine.
It's the Wilko medium dry white. The instructions say:Could you give us the kit name as you usually degas before adding the finings the reason being the CO2 bubbles can hold the sediment and stop it clearing properly i have also never heard of instructions telling you to rack from a 23 litre bucket into 5 demijohns.
You start this kit with only 1.8 litres of cold water, you then add the ingredients sachets and 450g of sugar, on day three you are advised to top up to 4.5 litres, i did this and unlike the Black Cherry it did not flow out of the airlock the next day.
When fermentation has finished you add a sachet of flavouring and swirl the DJ.
24 hours later you degas add finings and stabiliser and wait another week before bottling.