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Old 09-18-2013, 12:03 AM   #151
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No, Denny and all the naysayers are wrong. All you need is one of those small artificial gravity emitters placed around the neck of the carboy...wait, I forgot what century and planet this is. Scratch that, Denny said what needed to be said about this in his first post.

But seriously, this thread has been so entertaining that I wanted to be an official part of it. As some have pointed out, about all you could do is cut off the whole bottom and slide in a big funnel. There would still be an issue or two to work out, but I think it could eventually work out. However, the only reason I could see for going to so much trouble (and probably expense) is if you really, really wanted a see-through conical. I can relate to that, but not enough to go to the trouble to make it happen for me. There should be see-through conicals and they could be produced. I know it's completely not necessary and the professionals don't have them, but many of us non-professionals have a big interest in the aesthetic, as opposed to the merely practical, parts of making beer. I like the beauty of the fermentation dance and the magnificent variety and growth of krausen.

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #152
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With a better bottle, one could hang it upside down, hang something heavy from the neck, partially fill it with really hot water, and stretch it out so the slope is far more severe. Better Bottles are shrinky dinks... heat them and stretch them any way you want. Look what my friend did to 2 of his:

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:24 AM   #153
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I remember that pic. Hilarious.

Clearly, BBs shrink when hot enough. But the whole stretch thing is the opposite of shrinkage...

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:53 AM   #154
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I remember that pic. Hilarious.

Clearly, BBs shrink when hot enough. But the whole stretch thing is the opposite of shrinkage...

Cheers!
That's why you hang a weight around the neck. Stretchy dink.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:10 AM   #155
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That's why you hang a weight around the neck. Stretchy dink.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:14 AM   #156
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One idea I had, but it'd a long shot, is some sort of an Arm that enters into the neck of the carboy (somehow) and is angled to scrape the trub off the shoulders of the carboy could help to the end of pulling the trub out of the fermenter. I haven't figured out how I'd make that happen though....
Have you thought of using magic?
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Yea, that didn't sound right.
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With a better bottle, one could hang it upside down, hang something heavy from the neck, partially fill it with really hot water, and stretch it out so the slope is far more severe. Better Bottles are shrinky dinks... heat them and stretch them any way you want. Look what my friend did to 2 of his:

I don't like the semi-opacity of those shrinky dinks and the shrinkage is naturally horrifying.

But, since you mentioned the application of heat, does anyone know how to blow glass? Come on men, we can lick this problem. If not, maybe we can blow it, or at least hang weights from it and stretch it.

Yes, I've had some beer this evening and may not be as funny as I imagine myself to be.
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Yeah, or a bent piece of copper wire through a grommet. But magic is the more elegant solution, no doubt.
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Yeah, or a bent piece of copper wire through a grommet. But magic is the more elegant solution, no doubt.
What about keeping a stir bar in the neck with a keeper magnet. When it comes time to drop out, just gently rotate the bar around the circumference.
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