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Old 11-26-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the plastic conical fermenters. Im a die hard stainless person but my buddy has 2 of these plastic ones he has been using for the last 2 years and has not had any problems yet. Half the price of S.S. sound pretty good. I could buy 2 for the price of 1.

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Old 11-26-2007, 02:50 PM   #2
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You could get more than 2 for 1 my 16 gal. cost $100 plus $20 shipping. The stainless 7 gal. is somewhere around $595.

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Old 11-26-2007, 03:01 PM   #3
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I have the 15 gallon mini-brew and love it. I haven't had a single problem with it yet. You do have to be careful cleaning and assembling/disassembling it. But it makes racking, dry hopping, and taking samples very easy.

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Come on folks, I want to see these in action... pics! pics!

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You could get more than 2 for 1 my 16 gal. cost $100 plus $20 shipping.
Where did you purchase your 16 gallon one from for $100?
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Come on folks, I want to see these in action... pics! pics!

This a picture from this summer. Sorry about the size, I took it with the cell phone.

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Where did you purchase your 16 gallon one from for $100?
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:35 PM   #8
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Has anyone used the plastic conical fermenters. Im a die hard stainless person but my buddy has 2 of these plastic ones he has been using for the last 2 years and has not had any problems yet. Half the price of S.S. sound pretty good. I could buy 2 for the price of 1.
We were just discussing the same thing here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=46029

In short, I have a 6.5 Minibrew and love it.

If you're really adventurous, and really are a die-hard S/S fan, check out Yuri_Rage's signature for a link to making your own S/S conical. (You can also find the page in the DIY sub-forum).


As for ?'s regarding the 15 gallon, look at http://www.plastic-mart.com/class.php?item=2800 - people link this store frequently, they seem to be cool. Some of them are actually manufactured here in town.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:52 PM   #9
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As for ?'s regarding the 15 gallon, look at http://www.plastic-mart.com/class.php?item=2800 - people link this store frequently, they seem to be cool. Some of them are actually manufactured here in town.
I just went there, and HOLY CRAP! That place just fueled my desire to go big with all grain, not to mention the possibilities of doing some grey-market sales But seriously, I could make everything on a conical fermentor except the tank itself, and now I have a source for that! Thanks so much for this link, my creative juices are flowing, and I'm reaching for my toolbox

PS: what do you guys think of using one of those plastic tanks as a mash tun? Do you think it would hold the temp, or would it need to be insulated? I just thought that a conical mash tun with a false bottom would be interesting to use. Or I could be a little drunk on the Midas Touch and the Great Divide Fresh Hop Ale. I love my liquor store!

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:25 PM   #10
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where did you find that deal Id like to see a pict. of it.?

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