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Old 05-30-2013, 01:54 PM   #61
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Max capacity is 32. You have to factor your headspace based on the beer your fermenting.

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Old 05-30-2013, 05:36 PM   #62
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I ferment in sankes with the top cut out and a domed lid i get 15 gallons in them and want to do 1 bbl batch in one vessel. I see that you do up a bbl brew and was wondering if you scaled the recipe back to fit the conical ?For me it is the difference of 5 cornies or 6 Thanks !

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #63
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I brew as much as 1.5 bbl at a time and either use both conicals or a conical and the rest in buckets. Last brew I tried three types of yeast in two buckets and one conical.

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Thanks for your input I would do the same thing maybe 25 in the conical and 10 in the sanke

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I have to say that Blichmann has a very novel and beneficial solution for the home brewer. As we all see over and over no matter what size BK,MT, conical we have, we want/need bigger. Especially for the brewer that is thinking of going pro
The Blichmann 27 gallon conical is a great starter
You can then add the top section to make it into a 42 gallon conical
And if that’s not enough you can add the middle section and get a 96 gallon conical.
NOTE: you will not find the middle extension on the web site.

The advantages of these are that you can disassemble them completely for cleaning and maintenance. Two sets of gaskets is a bit of a pain. But still we grew from 27 gallons to 42 and then to 96 without throwing out anything.

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Where did you get that middle section? is that one of the 55 gallon kettle extenders?

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No this is not the 55 gallon BK extender.
This is a special from Blichmann. Its not on their web site yet. Works great if your interested in one send an e mail directly to Blichmann.

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Boar beer- could you give me a price break down on what it cost to make your fermenters 96 gallons? how much was the 26 g / what did it cost to increase capacity, what was the final dollar amount for the 96 gallon fermenter? it is cool how you could just add to it and never had to replace it during your upgrade

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Very cool!, I never would have known Blichmann could be expanded to 96 gallons.

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Cant remember all the pricing going back several years
Today's price for 27 Gallon is $850
Add another $500 to go to 42 Gallons
We did add leg extensions for $200 (which we could not use with the 96)
Another $600 for the middle section to make it a 96 gallon unit

About $2000 for a 2.3 BBL fermenator.
You should figure 25% head space 96 X .75 or 72 gallons
72/31.5 = 2.3 bbl

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