Originally Posted by Apoxbrew
excellent news. thanks gents!!!
i guess as a follow up would be regarding yeast harvest. does the non full drain impede that process, or is it about the same as well?
There's so much yeast in there you'll have no problem harvesting it. I quit dumping trub after a few days of fermentation and just do it right before racking. Once the beer is racked off I'll open the dump valve one more time for the remaining beer (< 1 pint) to run out and then place a pint canning jar on an upside down bucket to catch the yeast. For most Ales you only need 1/2 pint and Lagers 1 pint of thick slurry. Here are some pics. Cheers!!!
Inside the conical all cleaned up:
Yeast in the conical:
Catching the yeast: