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Old 10-22-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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I just my new conical. I got the one off ebay for $320, looks to be a good deal. First what are the two valves used for. The bottom one you dump trub from, the top one, is that for gravity samples? I guess you get the yeast from the bottom. Any tricks and tips would be appreciated.

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Old 10-22-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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The top valve if used in conjunction with a racking arm can be used for both sampling and bottling. The bottom valve is used almost solely for dumping yeast. Are you going for a Mini Brew Poly Conical or did you find an SS for that cheap?

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Old 10-22-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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It is a SS I got on Ebay, looks to be a pretty good deal. It's not Blichman quality, but it will get the job done.

I guess I need to buy some sort of racking arm accessory for it?

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
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Doubtful... The SS conicals are usually top quality. It will probably come with all the bells and whistles you need. Congrats!

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:02 PM   #5
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The fermenter itself is nice, the stand it sits on is not though.

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Old 10-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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Huh... It doesn't have the welded legs? Can you post a link or an image?

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Old 10-23-2009, 11:41 PM   #7
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No it just sits in a little tripod stand. You can pick up the fermenter for cleaning.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:09 AM   #8
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That sounds a lot like the build that Yuri_Rage did. You might want to take a look at his thread.

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