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Old 11-29-2012, 01:45 AM   #11
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I know. I already use two other sankes as fermenters. Going to hold off for a week or so.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:54 AM   #12
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Not accounting for slope but could you use triclamp into a straight section, use a 90 deg tee, straight. Use the horizontal of tee for ball valve and let yeast settle in bottom of vertical drop?

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #13
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That's what I originally had thought would work. I'm assuming by the replies there wouldn't be enough trub/yeast in the center of the bottom. Would be great to experiment with to see if enough yeast settles to make it worth a dump.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #14
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I have a spare keg I was thinking of doing the exact same thing with. Once upside down I wand to cut a hole in the shape of a corney keg lid to allow for easy cleaning an air lock and the ability to do c02 transfer. Anyone seen this?

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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You'd need an airlock so corny lid would be nice.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:45 AM   #16
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Hey guys so I've been dying to convert one of my sankes to a conical fermenter. I currently just us them right side up and a airlock + stopper combo. My plan thus far is to flip the sanke upside down, attached legs to it, and then drill in a hole in the top big enough for an input and airlock + stopper.

I have a 2" triclamp concentric reducer to 1.5" then a 90 degree triclamp elbow into a ball valve.

Nothing is set in stone right now I am hoping to get some creative discussion from HBTers. One topic I want to discuss is how should I do the top of the sanke? Should i cut a larger opening and then leave a glass lid with an air lock?

What is the best way to do transfers? I know gravity isn't going to be sufficient so I need to figure out a way to do CO2 transfers.

Just got my order in the mail from brewershardware.com so I'll attach a few pics of what I have so far.

Also I attached pictures of the legs that I will be constructing.


nice how was your DIY project, i was thinking something similar any advice?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:40 AM   #17
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Don't cut it before you read THIS. Unless you're specifically using the keg as a bottom drain vessel, you're going to waste a perfectly good fermenter.
That's the direction I'm going. I've got two 1/4 bbl's that I'm going to use for 6 gallon batches.

OP, I was going to suggest a 4" TC flange welded to the top (bottom) of the keg with a cover could give good access, but honestly, I don't think I would cut and weld on a sanke fermentor at all since it will be impossible to get a sanitary weld on the interior.

I think I'm going to make an angled nozzle for my pressure washer for cleaning, and just go in through the valve hole.
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