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Speidel Fermenter

Postby sledge » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:02 pm

can some body tell me if i need to do a secondary if i buy a Speidel Fermenter ..or do i just wait 2 weeks and bottle right out of the speidel. thanks
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby MullerBrau » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:29 pm

I have the Curtec fermenters and I still do a 2w primary, 2w secondary. It's ok either way you want to do it.
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby Brewtime » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:29 pm

I have the same fermenters as the OP. I rarely do a secondary I empty to a keg and carbonate, If you were bottling I would rack to bottling bucket to bottle. I would not bottle strait from the Speidel. Unless you are using carbonating tablets in each bottle
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby sledge » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:02 pm

kinda new to brewing can i just ferminate 2 weeks in the speidel then transfer to bottling bucket
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby CA_Mouse » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:51 pm

sledge wrote:kinda new to brewing can i just ferminate 2 weeks in the speidel then transfer to bottling bucket


Absolutely! Just make sure that you've verified that it has finished fermenting before you transfer and add more sugar. If it isn't finished, you risk having bottle bombs or over carbonated beer.
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby NonHopHead » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:16 am

Brewtime wrote:I have the same fermenters as the OP. I rarely do a secondary I empty to a keg and carbonate, If you were bottling I would rack to bottling bucket to bottle. I would not bottle strait from the Speidel. Unless you are using carbonating tablets in each bottle


+1

I never have any complaints about beer I bottle by racking into a bottling bucket using the spigot at the bottom of my Speidels. I love those fermenters.
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby alewife » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:21 pm

This hasn't been mentioned, but I like to add tubing to the spigot when transferring to a bottling bucket-- less splashing and exposure to air in the process. Tubing should be pristinely clean, of course, and long enough to go from fermenter to bottom of bucket to accomplish this.

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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby jeeper » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:39 pm

alewife wrote:This hasn't been mentioned, but I like to add tubing to the spigot when transferring to a bottling bucket-- less splashing and exposure to air in the process. Tubing should be pristinely clean, of course, and long enough to go from fermenter to bottom of bucket to accomplish this.

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+1 for the bottling bucket or keg
I've had a tough time finding tubing that fits Speidels spigot just right. This type of hose clamp seems to work well
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby Brewtime » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:21 pm

alewife wrote:This hasn't been mentioned, but I like to add tubing to the spigot when transferring to a bottling bucket-- less splashing and exposure to air in the process. Tubing should be pristinely clean, of course, and long enough to go from fermenter to bottom of bucket to accomplish this.

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You mean splashing is bad :wink:
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby alewife » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:49 pm

gee, ya think!!! :lol:
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby alewife » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:31 pm

jeeper wrote:
+1 for the bottling bucket or keg
I've had a tough time finding tubing that fits Speidels spigot just right. This type of hose clamp seems to work well
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Are you using the 6 gal Speidel? I have the 3 gal and have not had problems. Wondering if there is a different spigot size between the two? I know the top is different.
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby 2DecadeBrewer » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:02 pm

I've switched to installing 1/2 ss ball valves on all three of my Speidel Fermenters. Made a custom adapter modifying the Spediel valve with a welded SS washer and 1/2 threaded SS pipe nipples . Much easier to transfer and pump now for secondary fermentations when I do them and kegging.
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Re: Speidel Fermenter

Postby jeeper » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:03 am

alewife wrote:
jeeper wrote:
+1 for the bottling bucket or keg
I've had a tough time finding tubing that fits Speidels spigot just right. This type of hose clamp seems to work well
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Are you using the 6 gal Speidel? I have the 3 gal and have not had problems. Wondering if there is a different spigot size between the two? I know the top is different.


Actually the 15 gallon. Nothing seems to fit well enough to just slip on
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