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Old 08-24-2008, 07:49 AM   #11
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I wonder if you could cut a panel (say 24" tall x 16" wide) out of a 5 gallon bucket, and use that as a stand? I know it's sort of low rent, but it would help keep that cost down.



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Old 08-24-2008, 09:35 AM   #12
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I wonder if you could cut a panel (say 24" tall x 16" wide) out of a 5 gallon bucket, and use that as a stand? I know it's sort of low rent, but it would help keep that cost down.
i would think a sheet of ply with the diameter of the conical about 5" up from the bottom of the conical and another the diameter of the vertical sides of the conical. would slide in and out for cleaning. you could also use flat steel strapping from homedepot. bent around the conical and use like clamp.

kinda like this. for the clamp strap type setup.



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Old 08-24-2008, 01:35 PM   #13
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arrrggghh... I don't even like rent money any ways.

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:45 PM   #14
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I like the design and price of that conical. The fact that lid screws right into the tank instead of an attached collar is great. My conical has been sitting in the closet waiting for the temps to drop so I can use it. You might want to think of reducing the valve size so when you go to dump the yeast you don't dump several gallons of beer also. I reduced the 1 1/4 opening in mine to 1/2" for better flow control. I'm looking forward to seeing your cooling method. Mine consists of a drilled ring that sits on top of the conical and fed by a small pump.

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i would think a sheet of ply with the diameter of the conical about 5" up from the bottom of the conical and another the diameter of the vertical sides of the conical. would slide in and out for cleaning. you could also use flat steel strapping from homedepot. bent around the conical and use like clamp.

kinda like this. for the clamp strap type setup.
That's a good Idea Pen.

I'm going to due something with plywood since i have a arsenal of it under my house. Going to make a table to fit two of these then just cut out a hole so it can just slide in and out

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I like the design and price of that conical. The fact that lid screws right into the tank instead of an attached collar is great. My conical has been sitting in the closet waiting for the temps to drop so I can use it. You might want to think of reducing the valve size so when you go to dump the yeast you don't dump several gallons of beer also. I reduced the 1 1/4 opening in mine to 1/2" for better flow control. I'm looking forward to seeing your cooling method. Mine consists of a drilled ring that sits on top of the conical and fed by a small pump.

I have 1" Ball valves on my two 8 gallon conical tanks right now and it's a perfect size for my yeast drop. i don't think 1/4 inch more will make much difference. I don't open the valve all the way right off the bat ether. I go slowly and have never had a splash. I would worry that 1/2 inch on yours would be too small. for the yeast cakes up at the bottom and gets tough sometimes..

My cooling method is that my fermenting room stays at 68 70 deg year round..
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My cooling method is that my fermenting room stays at 68 70 deg year round..
I'm so jealous, the one item I will never have. grats. I hope you post pics when its complete and in use.
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I will for sure post up pics when i put some wart in that puppy.. a few weeks and it will be up and running.

I'm actually very lucky. I live 2.200 feet elevation and it stays cool up here.. my 9x12 room i have the windows blacked out and it stays 68/70 all the time.. lucky me cause no way would i run an A/C with my electric bill already being crazy.

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:04 PM   #19
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Just had a simple idea. The diameter of that tank is 19". The diameter of a basketball hoop is 18". Could mount it right on the wall. heheh
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:23 PM   #20
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Shipping at that place would be $46 for me, so that's $102.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog_name=USPlastic&category_name=2 0726&product_id=33150
Tanks there ^^ are $72 + $12 shipping (to me anyway)



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