Well I finally pulled the trigger on the flex plus fermenter from Spike. I mainly wanted it to be able to do closed pressure transfers to the keg. I have been playing around with the Brew Bucket and trying to keep co2 in it while transferring and prob not doing a very good job.
So I was thinking...... when I pressure transfer into the keg through the liquid out post, would I just keep the keg lid loose and pre-purge with co2 ? I want to keep an eye on it to not overfill. I assume since the dip tube will be quickly submerged in beer filling from the bottom, if there is a blanket of CO2 over it then all is good? The ideal situation is I have just enough beer to fill the keg and leave some space for the gas to carb the beer but I always have a bit extra it seems. Supposedly you can carb in this fermenter as well but the thought of pressure transferring 5 gallons of carbonated beer feels like a mess just waiting to happen.
Going to brew a NEIPA (Treehouse Julius Clone) to try it out. I set it up out of the box today, put 11 psi of gas into it then disconnected and 5 hours later the gauge has not budged. This thing is built like a tank, will def have some weight lifting into the chest freezer.