Diaphragm Sounding Valve

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  1. Nola_Brew

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    Received my All Rounder last week. When using the diaphragm spunding Valve do you need to attach a tube to the exit end and into starsan or can I just use it without a tube?
     
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    Without. Let er blow! I have also started to remove my pressure gauge after I have pressure set where I want it. It can be added back after activity has dropped some, but I've had some huge ferments and don't want to risk losing the gauge. My Blowtie can be taken apart and cleaned.
     
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    I still put it into a beer bottle filled with water or starsan solution. Don’t have to, but I like to see if it’s still venting.
     
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    This is what I've been doing 20200621_082459.jpg
    That line going to keg then becomes my transfer line once beer is done
     
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    Which line goes to the keg?
     
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    I think @Trialben is capturing the o2 in the keg, pushing out the sanitizer and purging the keg at same time. The line with the red sounding valve on the left is probably coming off his fermenter...just a guess but I've done the same.
     
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    For this brew I left the line off. It's It's currently at 8 psi which I will leave until tomorrow or Monday at which point I will dry hop.
     
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    I hope you have better luck with the All Rounder. I've still had excellent luck with the Fermzilla, but I don't always need the collection chamber, and I'd like something with a lower profile. Plus, I'm not the biggest fan of cleaning it.
    The All Rounder is still on my list.
     
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    The beer line after the spunding valve is attached to the out post on the keg then the gas side is just an oversize airlock in my pressure sprayer unit on the right just giving different ideas ;).
     
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    So far it's working fine. Fermenting with no leakage. The spunding is set at 8 psi. Will probably dry hop tomorrow.
    As for the fermzilla, then concept is great. I wanted the collection cup to be used for dry hoping but fighting with getting it to seal wasnt worth the effort. I think Kegland changed the oring so maybe that helps others.
    I like the lower profile of the All Rounder and it fits fine in my fermentation chamber plus not having to remove it to transfer to keg is a plus.
     
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    Ah yeah that makes sense now.
     

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