Floating dip tube for corny

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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by Cobnut » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:52 pm

I have 3 different floating pickups:

1) Fermentasaurus - which is only used in my fermentasaurus for pressurised transfers. It does sometime "stick" and draw only foam, but a quick agitation of the fermentasaurus fixes it. I can see how the extra weight of the solution used by @foob4r helps. I'm sure a bit extra weight could be added to keep the tube under the liquid surface would work too.
2) Balihoo - used a couple of times in keg. Works fine.
3) King keg floating pickup - used a couple of times in keg. Works fine.
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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by Suffolkbrewer » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:40 pm

Thanks F00b4r

Where did you get those from? Any dimensions i need to order?

I've slightly altered the connection to the floating valve and gone for a 6.7mm ID tubing. All cleaned and santised, will look to add it to the corny this evening and see if i have any success.

Otherwise, looks like it could be a f00b4r purchase

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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by Cobnut » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Suffolkbrewer wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Thanks F00b4r

Where did you get those from? Any dimensions i need to order?

I've slightly altered the connection to the floating valve and gone for a 6.7mm ID tubing. All cleaned and santised, will look to add it to the corny this evening and see if i have any success.

Otherwise, looks like it could be a f00b4r purchase

Thanks
SB
Find a suitable sized stainless steel nut, or washer, and slide it over?
Fermenting: Summer ale
Conditioning: Quickie Voss Kveik IPA, Make American Stout Great Again
Drinking: 100% Vienna Malt Faux Helles, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), Haflinger (rather odd weizenbock), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Cherry Chocolate Dubbel Trubbel, A Galaxy Far, Far Away Black IPA (or maybe it's an American Stout?)
Planning:Witbier, Oatmeal Stout IV, Brown Ale, etc.

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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by Jocky » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:09 pm

I use the 6.5mm tubing with fermentasaurus floats and after 3 kegs I've had zero difficulties.
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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by f00b4r » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:29 pm

Suffolkbrewer wrote:Thanks F00b4r

Where did you get those from? Any dimensions i need to order?

I've slightly altered the connection to the floating valve and gone for a 6.7mm ID tubing. All cleaned and santised, will look to add it to the corny this evening and see if i have any success.

Otherwise, looks like it could be a f00b4r purchase

Thanks
SB
I will did it out for you tomorrow along with a couple of other options I have seen people use for weight.

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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by Suffolkbrewer » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:58 am

Quick update

What seemed to work was adding a wing nut close to the float ball which then held the beer in pipe under the surface of the beer. Some continued foaming, though this could be that i had to re-carb the beer with CO2. I'll check this later tonight as it will have had 24 hours to settle.

A good start, might need some more tweaking, but going in the right direction!

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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by rpruen » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:40 pm

I have exactly that setup, and so far so good. It leaves a little beer in the keg, that being the only downside.

I got lazy last keg, and served out of the fermenter keg direct using these. It worked fine with nice clear beer till the very bottom.

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Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Post by orlando » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:15 am

I bought from here and here. Had to wait a long time but Covid was responsible for quite a bit of it. I've had no problems at all using them as they are. No fobbing, but then I don't highly carb my Beers. The issue of getting the supplied tubing over the gas dip tubes was to use a bit of silicon lube, simple as. Oh! and 4 sets cost £34 delivered. :D
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