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Old 11-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #21
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I was just looking at your photos. Where did you get your fridge that you keep your primary conical tank in? I am wanting to do a similar setup as you. I use the brew magic so I was think of just using their fermenter as a secondary.

Option on sabco fermenter anyone?
I got it on Craigslist used. It's a Hobart similar to the Q1.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #22
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MaxOut - one of the pros for blichmann conicals is that the 7 gallon can reasonably fit in a lagering fridge. A lot of the other options out there are cheaper (there is a nice Ebay option for less than $300) but they are too tall. It needs to be under 30 inches to reasonably fit in a fridge. Then the MoreBeer chilled version is like $2k. That is just nuts.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:39 PM   #23
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MaxOut - one of the pros for blichmann conicals is that the 7 gallon can reasonably fit in a lagering fridge. A lot of the other options out there are cheaper (there is a nice Ebay option for less than $300) but they are too tall. It needs to be under 30 inches to reasonably fit in a fridge. Then the MoreBeer chilled version is like $2k. That is just nuts.
Good point on the size issue. Agreed the MoreBeer ones are pricey but pretty unique. I'm not impressed with the fan cooling system mainly because I brew lagers. So the MoreBeer ones were not an option for me.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:21 AM   #24
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So you are fermenting your ales in a fridge?

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:26 AM   #25
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Also, would you guys recommend getting a conical used / Sabco fermenter used? Best place to start looking aside from the 'market place' on this website.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:30 AM   #26
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HA, I'm gonna keep going... And plastic Fermenters... waste of money?

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #27
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So you are fermenting your ales in a fridge?
Yes, I use the same fermentation chambers and just adjust the fermentation schedule for the beer. I do not heat or air condition the space where my fermenters are located so temp extremes are require a conditioned chamber.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:51 AM   #28
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Yes, I use the same fermentation chambers and just adjust the fermentation schedule for the beer. I do not heat or air condition the space where my fermenters are located so temp extremes are require a conditioned chamber.
How big is your primary fermenter that you put in your fridge? Would you go with the same fermenter or are you thinking about others now?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #29
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They were $1095.00 each on sale with standard fittings plus shipping. I added stainless pressure relief valve, T's, 3/4" ball valves on blow off, 2" 90's on dump, CIP, pressure gauges and larger 1 1/2" Tri clamp on lid to accept CIP. All in all with shipping to east coast was around $3200.00 for both. Shipping was steep at $460.00 They had them in stock and I had them in 1 week. They got a little dinged up in shipping but they are working on getting that resolved through the carrier. Mike @ Glacier Tanks has been very helpful and customer service has been top notch.
Hello Good Sir,

I too have been doing this little more than a year and I have been in the market for a conical. Nice tip on the glacier tanks since I wanted the option of fermenting under pressure, but i want approximately 1bbl capacity.

Please tell me more about your conicals.

Did you get the 25 gallon or the 50 gallon?

What are the rough dimensions of the conical and your fridge?

Is there any prayer of getting their 50 gallon conical in a stand up freezer?

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Hello Good Sir,

I too have been doing this little more than a year and I have been in the market for a conical. Nice tip on the glacier tanks since I wanted the option of fermenting under pressure, but i want approximately 1bbl capacity.

Please tell me more about your conicals.

Did you get the 25 gallon or the 50 gallon?

What are the rough dimensions of the conical and your fridge?

Is there any prayer of getting their 50 gallon conical in a stand up freezer?

Thanks,

Tucker
I have the 25 gallon ones that actually hold 31 gallons. The 50 gallon ones are nice but they will not fit in most freezers/refrigerators and why I decided to get two 25's. the refrigerator I have is the Hobart Q1 and is 22 cubic feet.
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