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6.5 to 7 gallon 30 34.48%
13 to 14.5 gallon 55 63.22%
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:54 PM   #21
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I really think it depends on what your normal batch size is. I have a 15 gallon minibrew that I really like. But I've gone back to using carboys and brewing 5.5 gallon batches. It allows me to experiment more and not end up with two cornies of something I don't like. I still do the occasional 11 gallon batch, but only on proven recipes that I know will store well and be consumed quickly.

If I could pick up a couple of cheap 7 gallon ones, I would.



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Old 03-27-2008, 07:57 PM   #22
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all I really want in a SS conical is it to be cheap



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Old 03-27-2008, 09:49 PM   #23
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If one were designing the ultimate conical fermenter, what options and requirements would you like to see on it?

Cheap, but well made. No need for BLING.
This'd let the average keggle Homebrewer put their extra capacity to good use and get to making 10gallon batches without multiple fermenters.

Cooling options with Thermometer input (bonus points for integrated temp controller for custom cooling solutions)

Plastic, Stainless Steel, whatever. It's not much use to me if I can't afford it.

Dump valve size?
3/4"
Product valve size?
1/2"

blowoff?
Yes

gas port?
No, but if you are wanting to have the Uber-Deluxe version sure

polished inside and out?
Don't care
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:59 AM   #24
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Are there any conicals out there that you can carb in like they do in a brewery?

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I am one lucky SOB.......a neighbor had a stainless cone-shaped vessel that was the "cyclone" from the top of an industrial dust collection system. I bought it from him for $20.

I cut out the top, cleaned and polished like a madman, fashioned a bottom dump valve from a plastic cutting board, some sheet silicone, and a PVC ball valve.

I made a stand from the steel circles left over from some old satellite dishes and some angle iron, and a top lid out of 1/4 inch plexiglass left over from work.

I just bought a racking arm from Austin homebrew Supply, will install it soon. My entire investment for a conical that holds about 17 gallons is less than $100.

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I am one lucky SOB.......a neighbor had a stainless cone-shaped vessel that was the "cyclone" from the top of an industrial dust collection system. I bought it from him for $20.

I cut out the top, cleaned and polished like a madman, fashioned a bottom dump valve from a plastic cutting board, some sheet silicone, and a PVC ball valve.

I made a stand from the steel circles left over from some old satellite dishes and some angle iron, and a top lid out of 1/4 inch plexiglass left over from work.

I just bought a racking arm from Austin homebrew Supply, will install it soon. My entire investment for a conical that holds about 17 gallons is less than $100.
We want to see pics!!


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