Floating Dip Tubes – $10.65 + free shipping
Stainless Steel Float with 60CM Silicone Dip Tube Replacement_Kit for FermenterMore Info
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Stainless steel float with 60cm silicone dip tube replacement kit for conical and all rounder fermenter or keg.
The float is made of stainless steel material, rust and corrosion resistant. Silicone dip tube is safe and reliable to use.
The package includes a ball float and 60cm silicone dip tube, perfect replacement to replace your old or damage one.
You can cut the dip tube shorter to get the fitting size. The kit allows you to draw from the clearest beer at the top of the tank.
The kit can connect your faucet, sampling valve or other devices. Please confirm the size carefully before placing an order.
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Stainless Steel Float with 60CM Silicone Dip Tube Replacement_Kit for Fermenter
My explanation of how these works…
When we carbonate a keg, pressure is being applied to the keg from the top, via the head space. Beer at the top carbonates first. That carbonation works it’s way down the keg. I’m sure there’s also some movement in the keg that helps to mix things up and distribute carbonation. But just sitting there, I think that mixing is a slow process. However it all works, practically speaking, the beer at the top carbonates more quickly compared to the beer at the bottom. This allows you to serve from the top accessing the more carbonated portion of the keg. It’s also a benefit for clarity because trub settles out heading downward. You can see this stratification in a glass carboy. As the beer starts to clear, the top clears first. I don’t think if this is exactly accurate, but I picture carbonation happening with the same sort of stratification until the beer reaches equilibrium and is equally carbonated throughout.
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