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bluemoose 06-29-2011 06:21 PM

Conicals
 
So first things first. I don't have conicals. I haven't ever used them. I am interested in having some, but I have seen some serious price tags. I happen to have a welder and can do pretty good stainless work. I have seen some plans on how to build them.

That being said, if I am going to make one I might as well make ten. This is by no means a solicitation, at this point anyway. If I did decide to sell I would register as a vendor.

My questions are, Is there a price point at which people not using conicals would get in? What is that price point? What sizes are people using? Anything I should know?

Thank you

hamiltont 06-29-2011 06:30 PM

Well, I don't have a stainless conical. Just a 15 gallon polyethylene conical I built for ~$100. That's about my price point. Would love to be able to afford a stainless conical some day. Cheers!!!

JonK331 06-29-2011 06:34 PM

I wouldnt reallt be interested unless they were temp controlled. In that cast i might pay 250-300

bluemoose 06-29-2011 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonK331 (Post 3046799)
I wouldnt reallt be interested unless they were temp controlled. In that cast i might pay 250-300

Jon,

Yeah, I think I saw a deluxe temp controlled one for $3000 somewhere. Kinda thinking I might be able to do it a bit cheaper.

Hamilton,

You got pics?

mredge73 06-29-2011 07:06 PM

I really want a SS conical although I am pretty happy with my plastic conical (<$100).
I have seen the Chinese 7.5 gal conical on ebay for $240 with all the bells and whistles. I would pay upwards to $350-$400 for one similar that would take a 10gal batch.

That said, from all the research that I have done on them I think the Brewhemoth may be a match for me. It would probably top out at +$600 after adding the valves but that still is cheaper than most of the mainstream conicals. But $600 is a lot of money for me right now so I will be saving up for a while.

I have never used a SS and only use my Plastic homemade conical for 10gal batches.
Due to the large head space I don't like to use it for my 5gal batches.
I am not sure if it would be possible to build one that could be optimized for both 5 and 10 gal batches and fit in a fridge? That would be pretty cool.

JonK331 06-29-2011 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluemoose (Post 3046811)
Jon,

Yeah, I think I saw a deluxe temp controlled one for $3000 somewhere. Kinda thinking I might be able to do it a bit cheaper.

Hamilton,

You got pics?

Yeah I just can't justify paying that much for small batches. let's say a Sanyo 4912, temp controller, and carboy are around $340. I guess i'd pay that much or maybe a bit more but otherwise....

hamiltont 06-29-2011 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bluemoose (Post 3046811)

Hamilton, You got pics?

Here are a few... Conical & Fermentation Temp Control were ~$325 for materials (some I had on hand), and not counting my time of course. Cheers!!!

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...rmenter001.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...rmenter003.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...rmenter006.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCN1321.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCN1320.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...x/DSCN1274.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...x/DSCN1281.jpg


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