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Old 12-04-2008, 04:05 AM   #1
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Default Is there anybody out there who's got "that" conical?

How bout these ebay conicals? They are always on there and always the same pic. good looking conical behind cardboard boxes, 7.1 gallon and I seen them for as little as 225. Are these like the "postcards" they hand out in vegas with "10's" on them and I open my door and get a "2"?

If you dunno what I'm talking bout I'll post a link.......to the conical

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Old 12-04-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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I've been curious also. It's hard to tell from the pics. I wonder how is the lid sealed?

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Old 12-04-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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I have wondered about them also. Hope someone has firsthand knowledge of them.

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Old 12-04-2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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There is a 14 day money back guarantee. I would ask the seller about the seal...

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Old 12-04-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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I would be kind of curious myself. And the guy is only 30 minutes from me. I am going to check and see I can visit in person.

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Old 12-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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I would be kind of curious myself. And the guy is only 30 minutes from me. I am going to check and see I can visit in person.
I just ordered one of his 9 gallon brewpots, and he was super easy to deal with.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:55 PM   #7
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Actually I believe (Take it for what It's worth) Forrest actually purchased one just to see. I think he said it was thin and chincy....but functional.

The think part I can see, so I'm saving my moneys to get a good one.

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The reviews are great on his items. I am gonna meet him next week to take a look.

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:41 PM   #9
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I actually have four of these.

I first bought 2 of them about 8 months ago. I've subsequently bought two more about 4 months ago. With one of the first 2 that I bought, the only problem I ran into was a leak on the SS elbow joint with the bottom of the conical. I went ahead and disassembled all of the joints for all of the conicals and replaced with new teflon tape. I have not had any issues since.

The top lid the top of the fermenters have a rubber gasket that fits around the each. When closed, you get a tight rubber on rubber seal.

Over the last 8 months, I've brewed 4 batches of beer and currently have 2 batches of wine and one of brew aging in them. I have not had any issues with leaks.

They are pretty nice. Before owning these, I have never owned any other conical, so I have nothing to compare them to. However, I do work for a biotech company at manufacturing plant so I'm around SS equipment, similar in nature to these, and in my opinion there isn't anything about them in terms of material and construction that "looks off" to me.

In addition, the guy who sells them (ebay name: homebrewhousediscount) is on the level, communicates well, and ships quickly. I didn't have any problems.

I'm also not affiliated with this seller in any way. The post here asked for a review from somebody who has experience with these, so I posted.

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I actually have four of these.

I first bought 2 of them about 8 months ago. I've subsequently bought two more about 4 months ago. With one of the first 2 that I bought, the only problem I ran into was a leak on the SS elbow joint with the bottom of the conical. I went ahead and disassembled all of the joints for all of the conicals and replaced with new teflon tape. I have not had any issues since.

The top lid the top of the fermenters have a rubber gasket that fits around the each. When closed, you get a tight rubber on rubber seal.

Over the last 8 months, I've brewed 4 batches of beer and currently have 2 batches of wine and one of brew aging in them. I have not had any issues with leaks.

They are pretty nice. Before owning these, I have never owned any other conical, so I have nothing to compare them to. However, I do work for a biotech company at manufacturing plant so I'm around SS equipment, similar in nature to these, and in my opinion there isn't anything about them in terms of material and construction that "looks off" to me.

In addition, the guy who sells them (ebay name: homebrewhousediscount) is on the level, communicates well, and ships quickly. I didn't have any problems.

I'm also not affiliated with this seller in any way. The post here asked for a review from somebody who has experience with these, so I posted.
Thanks for the nice review! Now, how bout some pics of the puppies in action!!
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