Degassing made Easy (Video)

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Green Mountains

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Degassing with a medical aspirator. Fermentation on our WE Sangiovese kit ended two days ago so I hooked the vacuum up to it. Awesome how well these things work. It's ruined me for ever using a stirring paddle to do it again.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0IHhI4vYBI[/ame]
 

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I've not had the pleasure of using one of these beauties, but are you sure that is CO2 coming out? The bubbles seem very large. Whenever I degas ( by hand, darn it) the bubbles are much smaller. Hopefully, I'm wrong and others who use these pumps will tell me that!
 

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Green Mountains, I could not make out the vacuum pressure on the video. It looked like it was working fine. What was the vacuum? Less than 20 inches?
 

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Green Mountains, I could not make out the vacuum pressure on the video. It looked like it was working fine. What was the vacuum? Less than 20 inches?
It holds steady around 20-21"

(I just edited this, I'd originally stated 18" but checked it again and the needle "quivers" around 20 and 21
 
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Dugger, the question had come up on another thread with another video and they thought it might be alcohol bubbling out, but it was pointed out that it'd take much higher heat to do that.

Or so I hope!!! :se
 

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i just degassed a 3gal and 6gal white wine and had the presence of mine to video it so they are on youtube as well.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaXzZ5B0a0w"]6 gal vac degassing with gomco[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUO-xGXCTuw"]this one[/ame] i used a LED flashlight to get a better pic of the CO2 coming out of solution

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMsWhpFvhP8"]this one[/ame] has some focus issues but is still visually descriptive of the process.

all are available in HD (720p) too if you are so inclined to wait for it.

;)
 

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OMG i LOVE it!!! wonder if my food saver can do that???
 

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OMG i LOVE it!!! wonder if my food saver can do that???
I tried my food saver at first but it times out after about 20 seconds. After running it a few times it would flash and not start up. You have to let it cool down. I've also read that they can burn up. Since then I have gotten an aspirator pump off ebay and that is definitely the way to go. I can run it for 20 minutes instead of 20 seconds and it works great.
 

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OMG i LOVE it!!! wonder if my food saver can do that???
I believe if you do a little searching on youtube you will find people using foodsavers. The ones with the additional tube attachment. The difference as Rocketman mentioned is the foodsaver is not a industrial quality continuous vacuum pump so your mileage with them will vary.
 

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I have been using one of those battery powered vacuum sealers from Reynolds and has been doing a good job at a reasonable price. Not quit the power but it gets the job done.
 

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oh hey i got one of the reynolds ones! i wouldnt mind burning it up cuz it was on sale for 5 bucks and i had a 5 off coupon LOL! it was usless for the meat so its sat in the drawer and i got a foodsaver!! how do u attach the reynolds one??
 

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Put a 1 gal drilled rubber stopper inside the top of a drilled medium universal carboy stopper. It is a perfect fit. Then just hold the unit on the top of that and press the button.
 
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