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Here is a way to lower foaming on highly carbonated beers

Postby Mob_Barley » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:14 am

Homebrewers are some of the most ingenious people I have ever met. I was looking on the Homebrewtalk forum in the DIY section, and saw this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure-yo ... es-100151/ If you are getting too much foam from a highly carbonated Wit or other Belgian beer, but don't want to increase the length of the serving lines to increase the pressure drop or add separate regulators, here is a cheap and interesting way to do so. Before everyone rips the idea apart, you have to check out the thread and read followups on cleaning, removing, etc. I'm just putting out new information for everyone to think about,

Here is the McMaster-Carr part number and price:
McMaster.com, part # 74695A58 Bayonet Mixer Nozzle, 5.3" L, 1/4" Blunt Tip $1.38 each

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Picture of epoxy insert in dip tube showing detail

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Picture of how it fits into dip tube

I don't know if everyone can access the thread from HomeBrewTalk forum, so if not, I'll post some of the information later.
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Postby Imakewort » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:53 am

ok I understand it's a pressure reducer, the beer has to go thru all the curves so it actually traveling further, great idea.
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Postby Mob_Barley » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:59 am

And you can just put it in while you have a highly carbonated beer, and take it out when the keg is MT. Seems like a nice idea, may even help if you have a problem bottling these beers from the keg...
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Postby Imakewort » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:15 am

we use something very similar in turbine engines to lower oil pressure for certain bearings, And the idea of using it to help bottling is definitely worth a try, I use a very simple counter pressure system and will try it when I get home, plan on ordering it today.
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Postby Mob_Barley » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:21 am

If you are going to order some, can you order a few extra for me, and I'll give you some cash to help with shipping and the cost of the inserts at the next meeting?
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Postby yeastmeister » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:48 am

Interesting idea. It looks like its a little flexible, I'd consider putting it directly in the hose, no worries about getting it stuck in the dip tube. Let me know if anyone is ordering, I may want a couple also.
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Postby GuitarLord5000 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:06 am

Very similar to this:

http://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/resistivegate.php

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Postby Imakewort » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:53 am

I will order some but give me a firm amount to order and from who, then I will place the order, now to go look at Mcmasters websight
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Postby Imakewort » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:57 am

there are 12 pieces per pack 5.3 inches long, cost $1.03 per pack. so the shipping might be more than the cost but thats ok, can't be to much. now whare have I heard that before. :roll:
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Postby Mob_Barley » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:58 am

I'll take 4.
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Postby yeastmeister » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:30 am

Heck, just get me a pack if they are only a little over a buck. At least we can save on shipping. That way if I have any concerns over cleaning them, I can just chuck it and put in a fresh one.
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Postby aleguy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:56 am

I'll take a pack too, if you haven't ordered yet.
Since they are only a little more than 5" long, do you need to put in several or will one per keg do the trick? Would adding more reduce foaming further?
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Postby Imakewort » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:24 pm

I will wait till Tuesday to order to give everyone a chance to see this and place a order.
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Postby zeeboz » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:06 pm

IGOR, If I'm not too late, I'd like a pack also. Thanks
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Postby Imakewort » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:50 pm

I just ordered 12 packs should be enough for everyone
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