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Old 07-30-2011, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Plastic-Mart $135 15 Gallon Conical Tank & Stand

Hi I've been doing some research for the last couple days now on a cheap way to ferment 10-15 gallon batches. I'm considering using a sanke keg and then I saw this conical tank & stand package for a decent price. Dose anyone have any experience using one of these?

I only have a handful of brew batches under my belt so I'm still pretty new at this. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Do you have a link?

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:40 AM   #3
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http://www.plastic-mart.com/item.aspx?id=2800

Is it food grade? I can never keep track of the all the plastic types.
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Try this one out. http://www.tank-depot.com/productdet...rt=A-INFD15-19

Here's a link to Spotted Dog's build http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/15-g...-build-223291/

And here's a pic of my set up.

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Thats not a bad deal for someone looking to get into 15 gallon batches.

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I used one for a number of batches and it worked great! Only issue for me was that I like to transfer under CO2 pressure and I could never could get a 100% seal so that never worked well. It is very simple to clean, just add a gallon or two of warm Oxiclean/PBW water to it and rotate it on it's side every 1/2 hour or so until all the gunk is gone - then rinse clean.

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Try this one out. http://www.tank-depot.com/productdet...rt=A-INFD15-19

Here's a link to Spotted Dog's build http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/15-g...-build-223291/

And here's a pic of my set up.
That's is sweet, and with out a doubt, it just went to number 1 on my sh!t to get list!
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I used one for a number of batches and it worked great! Only issue for me was that I like to transfer under CO2 pressure and I could never could get a 100% seal so that never worked well. It is very simple to clean, just add a gallon or two of warm Oxiclean/PBW water to it and rotate it on it's side every 1/2 hour or so until all the gunk is gone - then rinse clean.
I bought mine already knowing it wouldn't seal without some lid modification. I don't even use an air lock on mine. 6 batches in, no infections and no off flavors or smells. Like you said, very easy to clean and sanitize. The 1/2" racking port makes filling kegs fast and easy. I quickly open and then shut the 1" drain valve to get rid of the trube after about 5 days of fermenting and then again 2-3 days before kegging. Spotted Dog made a simple screw in trube/yeast catcher for his and I will be adding that feature soon. No regrets at all making this purchase, in fact, I will be getting 2 more in the near future.
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http://www.plastic-mart.com/item.aspx?id=2800

Is it food grade? I can never keep track of the all the plastic types.
Yep, From the website:

FDA Approved Polyethylene Resin

Great For:

-Fresh Water
-Beer Fermentation Tank
-Wine Fermentation
-BioDiesel Tanks
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Try this one out. http://www.tank-depot.com/productdet...rt=A-INFD15-19

Here's a link to Spotted Dog's build http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/15-g...-build-223291/

And here's a pic of my set up.
Great price!! I'm still putzing around with 5-gal batches.
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