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Old 06-02-2010, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Conical or Sanke fermentor

Hi all.....
I was wondering if you guys could offer your opinions on using either a conical or sanke keg fermentor, as far as the pros and cons. I'm on the fence on which way I want to go....I was thinking of getting the Minibrew 6.5 gal fermentor (I have the extra cash), but then I did some reading on using a Sanke keg. So, now I'm not sure which way I want to go.....any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
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You may have seen this, but here is a link to a related question regarding SS conicals. There is a bit of sanke info in there and at least one person mentions plastic conicals.


Hope this helps!

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Old 06-02-2010, 04:33 AM   #3
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I like my sanke fermentors for these reasons
1. force transfer at whatever pressure I want
2. Pressure ferment if I wish
3. I can steam/boil sanitize right on the burner
4. It was cheap. $30 as the brewery would not take it back from distributor
5. I can ferment 10 galon batches if I wish
6. It easily fits where a conical will not such as a fermentation fridge

3. Can't dump yeast/trub

I'm sure I missed some for both columns.

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