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BlowTie 2 Spunding Valve | Complete Kit | Duotight Ball Lock Quick Disconnect (QD)
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BlowTie 2 Spunding Valve | Complete Kit | Duotight Ball Lock Quick Disconnect (QD)

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Description

With this complete kit you'll be ready to use the BlowTie 2 Spunding Valve right out of the box. The BlowTie is used to release excess pressure on a pressurized fermenter or from a receiving keg during pressure transfers. This diaphragm spunding valve is much more accurate than the spring and poppet style, and works much better at lower pressures.

This version of the Spunding Valve Kit includes the Duotight Ball Lock QD which allows you to attach the BlowTie directly to the QD via the 8 mm rigid joiner.

The BlowTie 2 can also be upgraded with a Digital Mini Pressure Gauge.

Pressure Fermentation
Pressure fermentation is becoming more and more popular at the homebrew level, but in order to do it safely and accurately, you need a way to release excess pressure. You'll pressurize your vessel to your desired psi, but once fermentation begins and those hungry, active yeast start creating CO2, the pressure inside the vessel will increase. Attach a spunding valve and set it to your desired pressure, and it will blow off when the pressure gets to high and close up again when it's back to your desired psi.

Pressure Transfers
Even if you don't have a pressurizable fermenter, you may have done pressure transfers from keg to keg during filtering or after fining. During pressure transfers, it's a good idea to have a bit of head pressure in the receiving keg, especially if you're transferring beer that is already carbonated. Having a spunding valve in place will allow you to consistently control the head pressure and give you more consistent results, without losing carbonation in the process.

Diaphragm vs. Poppet
With the poppet style spunding valve, a spring pushes against a poppet to keep the valve closed. When the poppet lifts up to open, the surface area the gas pushes against becomes larger, and the spring has to work harder to push the poppet down and reseal the valve. This can lead to more gas being released than intended, and the remaining pressure in your vessel may be at a lower psi than your spunding valve’s set psi. 

Instead of a poppet, the spring inside the BlowTie pushes against a diaphragm, which has an immensely larger surface area. This means the surface area that the gas pushes against while the diaphragm is closed is significantly closer to the surface area it pushes against when the diaphragm is open. This leads to higher accuracy, and the remaining pressure after excess gas is released will be much closer to your set blow off pressure.

Kit Includes:

  • BlowTie 2 w/ Integrated Pressure Gauge (0-15 psi)
  • 8 mm Duotight Gray Ball Lock Disconnect
  • 8 mm OD Rigid Plastic Joiner

 

 

Item # FE964
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.37 LBS
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Pressure fermenting
Che A on Jan 12, 2023
Curiosity
Greg B on Dec 21, 2022
Pressure fermenting
Che A on Jan 12, 2023
affordable diaphragm valve for a beginner
Cory M on Jan 12, 2023
Curiosity
Greg B on Dec 21, 2022
Pressure Fermentation
Michael E on Dec 13, 2022
I need a Spunding valve for my new pressure fermentor.
Michael E. Brown on Nov 30, 2022
Good to have
Aaron F on Nov 27, 2022
Great device for pressure fermenting in a corny keg
Richard J DePas on Nov 16, 2022
affordable diaphragm valve for a beginner
Cory M on Jan 12, 2023
Pressure Fermentation
Michael E on Dec 13, 2022
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Bought several others from other places that were cheaper, and had nothing but problems. I wish I would have just bought this one first. Works exactly as it's supposed to.
January 11, 2023
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