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Old 07-19-2009, 06:10 PM   #71
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What about adding a spray ball in the lid for recirculating cleaner or sanitizer? Did Rich ever visit that idea from a previous post.

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Old 07-19-2009, 07:01 PM   #72
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I noticed the fissure right off the bat, also. That looks like a problem.

Where is that picture in relation to the rest of the fermenter?

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Old 07-19-2009, 08:04 PM   #73
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That is easily changeable and according to previous comments from Rich the brass elbow is not included.

Also, after 2010 it is doubtful you'll see much "leaded" brass for potable water use because of new laws on brass content in California.
I realize that you can change it to stainless parts.

The brass parts won't be made in California. They are made in China where they don't care about such things.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:18 PM   #74
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Say, what gauge is the steel on the cone and the steel on the sidewall (in case someone got ants in their pants to add a glycol jacket)? And is there any possibility of sourcing a 1bbl size?

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I do not know the gauge but it is substantial. You could definitely add a cooling jacket if you were so inclined. The manufacturer does make all sizes, so maybe if this one comes out and goes well, Rich would look into other sizes??? I don't know.

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I noticed the fissure right off the bat, also. That looks like a problem.
What kind of problem? Harboring bacteria?

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Where is that picture in relation to the rest of the fermenter?

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This is on the inside of the fermenter at the leg weld.

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What about adding a spray ball in the lid for recirculating cleaner or sanitizer? Did Rich ever visit that idea from a previous post.
You could easily add a weldless one, I don't think Rich would add it welded in a stock, not enough people have that capability. IMHO

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I realize that you can change it to stainless parts.

The brass parts won't be made in California. They are made in China where they don't care about such things.
The brass elbow are not normally on there. It was just for some random stuff Rich was testing and I was too lazy to swap it out. My bad. But yes, China is not as eco friendly as we are, the brass and bronze that we use in our plumbing has surface lead. That is why it is always a good idea to pickle your fittings before brewing use.

Keep the questions coming guys!
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:20 AM   #75
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Yes, harboring bacteria, like a scratch in a plastic bucket. I'm sure that those problems can be addressed before manufacturing starts. I see a lot of prototypes/samples having issues. The fermenters look beautiful.

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:31 AM   #76
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I realize that you can change it to stainless parts.

The brass parts won't be made in California. They are made in China where they don't care about such things.

It did not and will not come with any brass.
I just had it handy so I used it for testing as others have already mentioned.
The other minor issues are eing addresses and I hope to have the final samples in route in the next few weeks.
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I haven't spent a lot of time reading this thread. Are these things available, and how much?

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Like I said, I didn't spend a lot of time reading this thread, just the first page or two. I'll have to read through it tonight.
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