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Old 12-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #31
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And plastic Fermenters... waste of money?
Why do you say that? While not in cylidro-conicals I've fermented in plastic for years. Is there something specific to plastic conicals that makes you say that?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:02 PM   #32
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I bought the 7.3 with triclamps and thermowell. I love it! Had it for two years now.....my only complaint is I should have bought a larger size. Thats also my recommendation Buy larger than you think you'll use, because it doesn't cost that much more for a larger size. I looking at either two 27 gallon, or 40 gallon...hmmm...

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:39 PM   #33
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Why do you say that? While not in cylidro-conicals I've fermented in plastic for years. Is there something specific to plastic conicals that makes you say that?
I've used and still use plastic buckets and never had any problems. With larger plastic conicals they have more crevices for stuff to hide in the threaded connections so the risk of infection is higher. Care when cleaning is the key to plastic making sure you do not scratch them or miss cleaning the crevices. Total disassembly of the valves and connectors are recommended and why many choose stainless with tri-clamps as you can use caustic cleaners and CIP effectively. Allot of my choices were based on simplifying my processes and amount of work required to keep everything clean.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #34
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I bought the 7.3 with triclamps and thermowell. I love it! Had it for two years now.....my only complaint is I should have bought a larger size. Thats also my recommendation Buy larger than you think you'll use, because it doesn't cost that much more for a larger size. I looking at either two 27 gallon, or 40 gallon...hmmm...
Good advice! You can still do small batches in a larger fermenter without ill effects.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #35
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Maxout may I ask you to give us hard measurements on the conical I have a True double door cooler and it is 23 1/2" wide at the door 25" deep .I'm in the market for a large conical for 1bbl batches as well .I have a boil kettle from Glacier and it is top quality Thanks

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:12 AM   #36
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Maxout may I ask you to give us hard measurements on the conical I have a True double door cooler and it is 23 1/2" wide at the door 25" deep .I'm in the market for a large conical for 1bbl batches as well .I have a boil kettle from Glacier and it is top quality Thanks
How much vertical space do you have?
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:28 AM   #37
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I have 52" at the door opening and 56" inside it is a True gdm 49 opening two door

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6" more and you could put a stout 42g in there with blow off. I can't tell from my phone, but I think a Blichmann 42g might fit

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Maxout may I ask you to give us hard measurements on the conical I have a True double door cooler and it is 23 1/2" wide at the door 25" deep .I'm in the market for a large conical for 1bbl batches as well .I have a boil kettle from Glacier and it is top quality Thanks
The actual assembled fermenter dimensions are 21" W X 25" D X 52" H

All dimensions rounded up to nearest inch.

The height is to the top of the handles on the lid. My blow off assembly is another 8" higher but you could put a 90 degree fitting right off the lid to keep a lower profile. The feet are adjustable and could be removed all together gaining another 2" overhead clearance. Keep in mind you will need to access the top to pitch the yeast. The depth includes the thermometer installed and front racking assembly to the end of valve.
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Glacier Tanks are having new lids made for me to my specifications with a 4" tri-clamp ferrule in the center and a 1.5" tri-clamp ferrule offset. The 1.5" opening will be used for blow assembly etc. and 4" opening will be used for pitching yeast, dry hopping, inspection, and to add an immersion chiller. You could have the tanks modified to your specs if needed.

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