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Old 06-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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I can't take credit for this but does it look like it would do the job? A guy in my LBC came up with it and it SEEMS like the idea is sound but...

The tub comes from www.spraysmarter.com. It's 15 gallons for a hair under $60
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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A buddy of mine uses something like that to ferment wine. He had just a couple small complaints (can't remember what they were), but overall liked it. I know that's not directly translatable to beer, but, hey, whatever that's worth.

Hopefully that works out. A conical for around $60 would be nice.

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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I thought one of the advantages to conical fermenters was being able to drain the yeast/trub out. Honestly I don't know how it would work in a normal one but I really don't know how it would work here.

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I thought one of the advantages to conical fermenters was being able to drain the yeast/trub out. Honestly I don't know how it would work in a normal one but I really don't know how it would work here.
Thats what that bottom valve is for...
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I understand that you can drain from the bottom but I don't see how the wort doesn't come out with it. Maybe if there was... nope. I got nothing.

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Check out my DIY conical thread, lots of a great input from other members along with the idea of using a yeast catcher.

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I've never used a conical, but don't you drain the wort out first? I'm just assuming thats how it works.

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I understand that you can drain from the bottom but I don't see how the wort doesn't come out with it. Maybe if there was... nope. I got nothing.
The yeast and trub is on bottom...so it comes out first. You stop draining when there's no more trub.
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The site says they are safe for water storage, can we assume they are 100% food safe? I'm always wary of using anything plastic that wasn't specifically made for food storage. How is your friend planning on controlling temperatures?

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I have a blickman 15 gallon and works like a champ. When yeast dies out and ready to dump crack the bottom valve and drain little and repeat for a few days. Overall looks like it will do the job.

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