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Old 07-17-2012, 07:36 PM   #111
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Morebeer got back to me and said the stopper size for the 30L is a #7.5 stopper, so should be able to drill it out to accommodate a thermowell. That said, I'm still concerned about the headspace with a 15" thermowell and 5.25 gallons filled in the 30L that it will be too short.

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #112
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Also, if someone could give the total height, including airlock, that would be appreciated. My chest freezer has limited height to work with in that regard and want to insure it can accommodate. Thanks!
30L is 65cm to the top of the Speidel airlock and you might need a bit on top of that if there's heavy activity.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #113
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30L is 65cm to the top of the Speidel airlock and you might need a bit on top of that if there's heavy activity.
Thank you - that's giving me a few inches to spare in the chest freezer, so that's great news.
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Got my 60L tanks today! I had a little scare when I wasn't sure if it would squeeze into the 5cuft chest freezer. It's a very tight fit and the side has to flex in a little to get it in there. I'm worried that full of 10+ gallons of wort I won't be able to pull it out. I'll have to give it a test run to find out.

The quality is very good. I've only just handled the tank a little bit, but I like what I'm seeing.

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Got my 60L tanks today! I had a little scare when I wasn't sure if it would squeeze into the 5cuft chest freezer. It's a very tight fit and the side has to flex in a little to get it in there. I'm worried that full of 10+ gallons of wort I won't be able to pull it out. I'll have to give it a test run to find out.

The quality is very good. I've only just handled the tank a little bit, but I like what I'm seeing.
Very nice! Pics are appreciated!
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #116
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Just got informed by Morebeer that these are back in stock. It was a long wait (6 or 7 months) so when they state..... once the stock on hand is depleted they are gone for a LONG time, take them at their word. It isn't some kind of marketing spiel. I purchased one last summer and once it arrived and I saw how easy it was to work with I tried to order a second one only to find that they were out of stock. Well the beginning of this week ( 7/2012) that status changed. And Kudos to morebeer and speidel.........the price remains the same a year after my first order. With a small $15 addition to the order the shipping becomes free which cross country takes about a week. I just love the speidel. Ease of cleaning is a huge plus. The wide opening allows for entire arm insertion to reach the bottom so that no hoses or bottle brush'es are needed. Very study handles on the sides for easy moving a second. My brewing has been with already hopped LHME and I have had very little problem with buildup at the bottom of the container at the end of fermentation. Never up to or over the spigot level so beer draws down from the top and allows almost complete emptying down to the trub/yeast cake top. The small amount of beer left on top is about perfect for swirling and taking out through the spigot without clogging up the tap for yeast re using. The saving in new yeast $$$ has paid for the fermenter over a years time. I will find out shortly by using pellet hops and unhopped LME, DME whether or not there is an increased problem with clogging but do not anticipate it being so. I have the 30L size. While this at first seems large for a 5 gallon batch it has provided the anticipated head room so that no problems anywhere near the airlock and as far as I can tell no problems with excessive oxygen in the fermenter. The 5 gallon batch size seems to be reasonable for one person to move about via the handles without undue stress on yourself. Much larger and you would probably be best seeking a helper to move it any distance.......your mileage may vary.
All in all I love the Speidel. Would I like to have one of the shiney conicals.........absolutely. But like most with limited funds the difference in cost between under $50 and from just under $300 to up and well over $800 is significant for me. At this point I will choose the less expensive route and I have.

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I just got the e-mail that the 30 qt. were back in stock......and I'm glad it took 6 or 7 months. Last year, after looking at these, I was all hot to get a couple. But then I started reflecting on how much fun it was going to be to move those things around and down into the basement with the handles on the sides, as opposed to the single handle on my US Plastics 7 gal. buckets, and I decided to just stick with the "ale pails." And if I want spigots, that's easily accomplished on a plastic bucket with the correct size (new, sharp) wood / paddle bit.

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Default I haven't found this to be a problem with the speidel

I have not found this to be a problem in almost a year of use. A little soaking and a nylon scrub pad have done the job......several batches didn't even require soaking. Your mileage may vary!

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #119
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Default re: Alert Crap ???

The alert does work a year later. My guess is that the remaining stock went so fast there was not a chance for the alert to kick out to everyone. Just a guess. Over several months I hit the alert me button and shure enough this week I was alerted with multiple alert emails as to the stock status change all at once.

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ORDERED! Thanks for the reminder. Their remind/alert me crap obviously doesn't work.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #120
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What I do is boil up some bottling sugar water/beer, cool it down and then add the 'correct' amount of liquid to each 2L plastic bottle that I use for my beer. So far so good...........
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Please bear with me if this is a stupid question; but when bottling directly from these, how do you add the priming sugar without stirring up the trub? I would like to skip transferring to a bottling bucket if possible.
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