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Old 09-18-2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a Fermentap (from Morebeer) to eliminate siphoning problems. Does anyone have any experience with these and are they worth the $30 bucks or so? I thought before I bought one that I'd ask the experts here. I can't afford a conical fermenter right now and I'm concerned about sanitary conditions when siphoning. The Fermentap looks like a good idea, but I don't see any discussion of them on the site. Makes me wonder if they're any good, no? Cheers to all!

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Old 09-18-2006, 06:05 PM   #2
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Here's what I've posted on it before:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=3519

I'll add to that also that I still haven't used it again and never will.

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I purchased one a long time ago and only used it 2 times. I wasn't at all impressed. The trub and yeast pretty much stuck to the sides of the carboy and couldn't be removed. I had to put both batches into secondaries to get them off the trub. I use the stand to drain my carboys. The rest of the fermentap has been stored in a plastic bag.

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I purchased one a long time ago and only used it 2 times. I wasn't at all impressed. The trub and yeast pretty much stuck to the sides of the carboy and couldn't be removed. I had to put both batches into secondaries to get them off the trub. I use the stand to drain my carboys. The rest of the fermentap has been stored in a plastic bag.
Thanks for the reply. You just saved me $30 bucks. I figured it was too good to be true. Just have to save up for the conical for awhile.
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