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Old 10-17-2013, 10:16 PM   #411
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I'm using a fermwrap wrapped around my 30l speidel tank with a pilates mat wrapped around it for insulation. A bungie cord around the whole thing keeps it tight. It's been keeping my saison at 90 degress with no problems.

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Old 10-18-2013, 03:24 AM   #412
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I'm looking to pull the trigger on a few of these Speidel tanks but was wondering what the best size for 5 gallon batches of high gravity beers would be.....the 5.3 or the 7.9? I'd be afraid of some crazy krausen blowing off the airlock with a 5.3.....

Also, how do you guys accurately measure the temp inside one of these things while its fermenting?

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Old 10-18-2013, 03:35 AM   #413
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I'm looking to pull the trigger on a few of these Speidel tanks but was wondering what the best size for 5 gallon batches of high gravity beers would be.....the 5.3 or the 7.9? I'd be afraid of some crazy krausen blowing off the airlock with a 5.3.....

Also, how do you guys accurately measure the temp inside one of these things while its fermenting?
I have the 7.9 and i honestly don't think that you will EVER need a blowoff tube, or have to be worried about too much krausen in that thing, if you brew 5 gallon batches.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #414
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I have the 7.9 and i honestly don't think that you will EVER need a blowoff tube, or have to be worried about too much krausen in that thing, if you brew 5 gallon batches.
I use that one as well, and it is awesome. It has almost 9 gallons of internal volume. I've done a couple of 5-5.5 gallon batches with the 1469-West Yorkshire yeast recently which is notorious for massive krausens, and I've had no blow-off. The latest, which is just finishing up, had probably 3 gallons of krausen on it, but nothing came out.

The awesome thing about the bubbler is that it is so huge that you can sit and count the bubbling rate out of the fermenter. Over my last two brews, I've followed the bubbling rate as a function of time, and it's made it really easy to see how the fermentation has progressed, and determine when it was done.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #415
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If you put a high enough gravity beer in there you'll need a blow off. I had 8 gallons of a 1.120 stout that blew out through the top of a 60L model with in 12 hours of pitching yeast. So never say never. I thought I wouldn't have needed one, boy was I wrong.

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:53 AM   #416
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I know the plastic on these things is pretty thick......would sticking on a Fermometer work for temp measuring or no?

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Old 10-19-2013, 01:05 AM   #417
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If you put a high enough gravity beer in there you'll need a blow off. I had 8 gallons of a 1.120 stout that blew out through the top of a 60L model with in 12 hours of pitching yeast. So never say never. I thought I wouldn't have needed one, boy was I wrong.
Well yeah...if you do an 8 gallon batch, you are sure to need a blowoff. My previous post was geared around 5 gallon batches.
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Well yeah...if you do an 8 gallon batch, you are sure to need a blowoff. My previous post was geared around 5 gallon batches.
He was using the 60l fermentor though. not the 7.9 gal
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #419
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Nothing stops WY3787.

A Five gallon 1.070 dubbel blows through the airlock on the 7.9gal model.

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #420
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Anyone else do any big dry hop IPAs in these?

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