Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Sanke Fermenter Conversion
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #91
thorongil
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Buckeye, Arizona
Posts: 278
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Just ordered one of these...

Also found new kegs at a decent price ($169 + shipping) here. Ordered one of them to be the fermenter. I like the idea of a new tank for fermenting (not to mention the theft issue)...

__________________
“Altogether 1420 in the Shire was a marvelous year... The Northfarthing barley was so fine that the beer of 1420 malt was long remembered and became a byword. Indeed a generation later one might hear an old gaffer in an inn, after a good pint of well-earned ale, put down his mug with a sigh: ‘Ah! that was a proper fourteen-twenty, that was!’”

- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King

thorongil is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2009, 03:58 PM   #92
Irrenarzt
HNIC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Irrenarzt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Half a mile from Tucson
Posts: 1,904
Liked 156 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

Any update on the size of the larger o-ring? A local brewery saw my setup at the teach your friend to brew day and was interested in the large o-ring size. I would also like to order some from McMaster to have some on hand.

__________________
Irrenarzt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2009, 02:46 AM   #93
mordantly
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westside..... CenCal - the country that'll never take away my guns or money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 3,945
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

its a 2" tri-clover. the gasket can be had really cheap on ebay. i just got 10 buna type for ~$4 shipped.

__________________
mordantly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-19-2009, 12:00 AM   #94
Brewers Hardware
Sponsor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, 92649
Posts: 455
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

The large o-ring is a 138. A gasket will not work since there is no groove on the keg.

I haven't changed the website yet, but the current model has a 1/2" blow-off port and tube now. 3/8" are still available by special order if anyone needs a 3/8".

Brewers Hardware is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #95
starsailor
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central MA
Posts: 279
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default 2" or 2 1/2" tri-clover?

Hi Derrin, you say this fitting is made from 2" tri-clover cap and clamp, but my keg measures 2 1/2 across the Sankey top. Am I confused or is my keg somehow different?

__________________
On Tap: Apfelwein, SkeeterPee
Bottled: Robust Porter, Roasty Toasty Stout, Belgian Wit, Belgian Saison
Kegged: None
Primary: Rye-I-Brew Belgian Rye Saison
Secondary: None
On Deck: Wheat ale
RIP: BadBoy Wit, Wild Cider, Got Mild?x2, Wyeast Cider-2x, SO4 Cider, Wheat ale, Carnival Kölsch-2x, Am Pale Ale, Am Brown Ale, Dunkel Larger, Erik The Red, Newporter, Cream Ale, Bitter, Trapist Triple, Bourbon Oaked Porter, Gluteus Minimus(Gluten Free)-2x, English Brown

Wizards Homebrew Club
starsailor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2009, 06:39 PM   #96
Brewers Hardware
Sponsor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, 92649
Posts: 455
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by starsailor View Post
Hi Derrin, you say this fitting is made from 2" tri-clover cap and clamp, but my keg measures 2 1/2 across the Sankey top. Am I confused or is my keg somehow different?
The size is based on the nominal size of the pipe these fittings would normally be used with. The actual diameter is about 2.5"
__________________
Brewers Hardware.com

Premium Brewing Kettles | Conical Fermenters | SS Carboy/Conical Thermowell | Stainless Thermowells
Tri Clover Fittings | Sanke keg fermenter

Become a Brewer's Hardware Fan on Facebook!
Brewers Hardware is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2009, 07:01 PM   #97
Beermaker
The NAVY WALRUS
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beermaker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Beautiful Beaumont, TX, TEXAS!!!!!!
Posts: 872
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Can you add a prv to this set to 15 psi and use it for a bright tank?

__________________

Why yes, yes I am a metrosexual!

On taps 1,2&3: Una Mas Cerveza, Ham in a Can, IPA
Primary: XINGU Clone, Rye P.A.
2ndary: Low Gluten IPA, Bourbon Oak Aged Vanilla Porter
Kegged: Sh*tty Orange Hefe, Una Mas Cerveza, Smokin Hot Blonde, Belgian Dubbel
Next up: Una Mas Cerveza, Pecan Pie

Beermaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2009, 03:08 AM   #98
bubbachunk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Smith
Posts: 645
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I guess I am just not getting it but would anybody be so kind and please explain how exactly this works? By that I mean do you cap the ends while it is fermenting and how do you rack under pressure?

__________________
bubbachunk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2009, 03:31 AM   #99
lamarguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,657
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
Do you cap the ends while it is fermenting and how do you rack under pressure?
Here's a couple of action shots for how I use it to ferment and rack under pressure. Pretty self explanatory but the details are covered in this thread.





__________________
Doggfather Brewery

Planned: Lambic, American IPA
Fermenting: 6 gals of 1.090 stout (Belgian) & 6 gals of 1.090 stout (English)
Tapped: Berliner Weisse, Black English IPA, German Pils, & Live Oak Primus
lamarguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2010, 04:27 PM   #100
Irrenarzt
HNIC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Irrenarzt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Half a mile from Tucson
Posts: 1,904
Liked 156 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

If anyone wants one, I'm selling my used once setup from Derrin. It's got the thermowell and it's in perfect condition. 65 shipped. PM if you want it.

__________________
Irrenarzt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1/6th sanke as fermenter kcinpdx Equipment/Sanitation 6 10-11-2014 08:11 PM
Sanke keg conversion to fermenter??? sleepystevenson Equipment/Sanitation 26 10-08-2011 04:27 PM
15.5 gallon Sanke conversion to fermenter keelanfish Fermenters 18 07-24-2009 06:25 PM
Sanke keg as apfelwein fermenter? jmp138 Fermenters 8 04-08-2009 01:24 AM
Sanke keg as a 10 gallon fermenter?? givemaboot Fermenters 4 02-02-2009 09:47 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS