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Old 04-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #331
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Hey Limulus,

What a beer to christen it with! Hope the brew and fermentation go well for you. These things shouldn't ever be tainted by hops or malt, so don't be afraid to dry hop the heck out of it!

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:42 AM   #332
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Hey Limulus,

What a beer to christen it with! Hope the brew and fermentation go well for you. These things shouldn't ever be tainted by hops or malt, so don't be afraid to dry hop the heck out of it!

Cheers!
I received my Pliny from you guys a couple of weeks ago. Even knowing the beer, I was still just a little surprised to see all those hops. I'll be in the Bay area next week and I'll be buying a few bottles while there. I may even try to ship some home.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:35 AM   #333
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I checked more beer yesterday and they were not available. I got on the email waiting list. I checked today and they're available! I never received an email. i just checked, and they are currently available, FYI. I can't wait for mine to arrive.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #334
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Hey All,

These Speidel fermenters are all in stock and available now! I don't know how long they're going to last though, so don't kill the messenger - just wanted to make a quick mention of it because I know these have been out of stock for awhile.

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #335
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Here is a breakdown of the 30L. Looks like we can do 8 gl pretty comfortably in these. To bad I don't do 8 gl batches... I'll be doing an IIPA tomorrow so 5 gl is perfect with all of the extra hop additions and a high OG

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #336
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I just did my first brew yesterday with my new Speidel 30L fermentor. I did not think in advance about my usual method of straining my wort while pouring it into my buckets with a 5 gal. paint strainer. Well, I found a 5 gallons strainer fits nicely inside the speidel, and you can attach it around the handles.... But, after it fills up, it is so full of gunk that you cannot pull it thru the opening. I panicked! I had a bag full of crap stuck inside my fermentor! Luckily, I had a bucket of star san right next to me, which I dunked my hands in, and proceeded to wring out the bag of gunk like a wet sponge... Eventually, I got it to come out. I was, and still am, a little worried I may have infected my brew. Thankfully, I had a fat starter, and fermentation began within 3 hours of pitching.

Anyone have any other ways of straining into these? The method I used yesterday clearly is not the way to go. I thought that next time I would go into a regular bucket as usual, then pour into the speidel. Just another piece of gear to clean out, but I cant think of another way to make it happen

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I used my funnel and my fine mesh kitchen strainer. Worked great.

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I used my strainer into my bucket fermenter them poured that into my Speidel. It also helps to aerate the wort so it's got a double benefit. Another step but works for me.

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I recently received 2 60L Speidels and I can't wait to try them out.

With my Better Bottles, I usually cold crashed them for a few days, carefully lifted them on top of my chest freezer and then forced the beer into kegs using a couple pounds of CO2 pressure into the BB. I assume the Speidels will weigh close to 90 pounds, so lifting them out of the freezer will be a back breaker. Any lift-free suggestions as to how I could get beer from a Speidel sitting on the bottom of the freezer into a corny also sitting on the bottom of the freezer? Siphoning doesn't seem like it would work and I'm not sure that I can pressurize the Speidel enough to push beer into the keg. Maybe some sort of pump?

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Hey Derp,

Glad you've received your fermenters! A pump might be your best option, and the H305 or H308 might be your best option. I've also seen people hookup a pulley system where they attach a couple of hooks to the handles and tug on a rope, but not sure how feasible that would be for you.

I would suggest against pressurizing these, as I'm uncertain how much pressure they could actually hold. I'm guessing that they'd be fine at a couple PSI, but again don't recommend this. If you do find a good way to transfer make sure to let us know though; I'm sure you're not the only one!

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