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Clogged diptubes

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:06 am
by mpietropaoli
When serving from the spunding keg, is anyone having issues with clogged dip tubes? Our second lodo attempt is on a ale, and we transferred to spund at day 3. There was about a quart or two worth of yeast cake/trub left in the fermenter (14 gallon conical) after transfer, but I would guess the majority came over to the 3 kegs with the beer, as the beer was pretty actively fermenting with a nice head of krausen (someone please correct me as I know thats not the right term for the protein/heady material on the top of a fermenting beer).

Some of our dip tubes are bent at the bottom so they draw directly from the bottom of the keg (I believe one of the three). I know the idea is that as the beer is served, there is basically a cavitation in the yeast cake at the bottom around the dip tube, so it pulls clean beer after a few pulls.

Just trying to figure out if there is a way to get ahead of this (short of trimming the dip tubes before the next keg fill).

Re: Clogged diptubes

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:19 am
by Bryan R
I have full length dip tubes on all my kegs, never had a problem.

Re: Clogged diptubes

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:49 am
by Brandon
Bryan R wrote:I have full length dip tubes on all my kegs, never had a problem.


Same here.