- Aug 28, 2018
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I would like to do pressure fermentation and closed transfer and would like to know if anyone knows if a fermzilla fit in a normal under the counter fridge?
Successful fermenting is dictated by temperature control though, and if he already has a brew fridge he’s probably as well to look at other options if he doesn’t want to change his temperature control methods. If my Fermentasaurus is anything to go by, it’s unlikely the frame will fit in a builder’s trug and the body wont tolerate the temperatures a heat belt gives off.Pressure fermenting and closed transfer are not dictated by refrigeration?
I know this feeling well. I bought a 10L mini keg Sodastream set up as an early birthday present from my wife last month (my birthday is the end of this month). I love it so much, that since then I’ve ordered the Fermentasaurus pressure kit, spunding valve and flow control shank adapter, and I’ve asked my parents to get me a kegerator conversion kit for my birthday.At the end of the day, I don't need it, but I am a sucker for a shiny new bit of kit, especially with a Birthday coming up :-)
Assuming when brewing NEIPA the hot side hops are c80C hop-stand and the majority added as dry-hop, main advantages of the butterfly dump valve is the ability to CO2 flush and add dry hop with minimal oxygen ingress? Also there's quite a lot of interesting research re relationship between pressure and ferm temp. I've had solid results fermenting lager at ale temps with a spunding valve. Natural (free) carbonation too. Can't fit the Femzilla in brew fridge but can close transfer to corny for cold crash/condition. Fun bit of kit. Makesure you also order plenty of the red plastic carbonation caps. They're super useful.Lol, my rapid escalation chain started brewing my first NEIPA. I got it on for fermentation, then started reading about oxidation horror stories and panicked. Therefore the only solution was to get a keg. Then of course, I needed a fridge for the keg, oh and C02 set up. Then I needed another Keg, because I didn't want to wait until I had an empty key before I brewed again. At that point I was committed, so of course I had to get a Robobrew :-)
I have been relatively good recently, as I managed to redirect my efforts into convincing my mate to start home brewing at getting him set up. He is now caught up in his own equipment escalation chain :-)
This is really cool to know. Think I may pull the trigger on this basis. Love the Fermzilla I have and looking to get a second.