Spunding and Serving

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Spunding and Serving

Postby mpietropaoli » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:35 pm

So first time spunder here, but two questions:

a.) do we need to build a spunding valve or can we just vent the spunding kegs occasionally (particularly if we are planning to force carb) the issue here is that we are brewing 12-18 gallons of finished beer and would need them on several kegs.

b.) if spunding/naturally carbonating in keg, do others have clarity issues with the first several pours? This stuff is likely going to go quickly as it is...
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Re: Spunding and Serving

Postby Bryan R » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:45 pm

A-yes you need a valve, unless you time transfer perfectly.
B-yes- no different from gelatin.
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Re: Spunding and Serving

Postby Ancient Abbey » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:21 pm

mpietropaoli wrote:So first time spunder here, but two questions:

a.) do we need to build a spunding valve or can we just vent the spunding kegs occasionally (particularly if we are planning to force carb) the issue here is that we are brewing 12-18 gallons of finished beer and would need them on several kegs.

b.) if spunding/naturally carbonating in keg, do others have clarity issues with the first several pours? This stuff is likely going to go quickly as it is...


A) yes, you can release the pressure, assuming you are vigilant. The pressure will go up quickly at first, so pay close attention. Don't let it go over 1 bar. Spunden valves are cheap and easy to build, so don't burden yourself...

B) Once everything is settled, just like with gelatin, you need to pour off a pint to clear the area around the bottom of the dip tube. If it's not done lagering, then you will have to repeat this every time until everything is done lagering.
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Re: Spunding and Serving

Postby Brody » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:20 am

mpietropaoli wrote:So first time spunder here, but two questions:

a.) do we need to build a spunding valve or can we just vent the spunding kegs occasionally (particularly if we are planning to force carb) the issue here is that we are brewing 12-18 gallons of finished beer and would need them on several kegs.

b.) if spunding/naturally carbonating in keg, do others have clarity issues with the first several pours? This stuff is likely going to go quickly as it is...


I bought one (http://www.homebrewing.org/product.asp? ... hgodRfwLRA) but it sounds like it's cheaper and relatively easy to build.
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Re: Spunding and Serving

Postby mpietropaoli » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:28 am

ha, yea i was talking through it with Bryan, and he eventually said, "umm, these things are like $20." At which point I realized this is kind of a useless analysis...so this entire post can be deleted!

We're buying a few on our next order, we need to replace one of our pumps anyway.
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