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Old 08-26-2014, 02:53 AM   #1
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Seems pretty cool, anyone using one and what's yours opinions. They are also a site sponsor.

https://www.thefastrack.ca/main/fastferment

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His term of "secondary fermenting" is way off and for most beers "racking" is NOT needed for a home brewer. Conicals are nice but hard to clean. Give me a plastic bucket any day. Just let my ales sit for 3-4 weeks and then bottle.

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i have one ordered, but it hasn't shipped yet. latest email said sometime in september.
i don't mind using a bucket, it's easy to clean, it's light, stores easily. my glass carboy is heavy, takes up lots of space when not in use, isn't fun to clean (did i mention that already), is very breakable.....but it's transparent, makes it fun. hopefully this thing has enough beneficial features that make me not regret getting it. it'll store up on the wall w/ the included wall mount. hopefully get the trub drained/removed before transferring for bottling. and it should be easy to clean.
i'll let you know once it arrives

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I liked the idea of these but handling them full seems awkward. I'm interested in some hands on reviews.

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I like the idea as well, but how would you control fermentation temps? You would have to cool the whole room. I can't afford to keep my house in Florida in the low 60's. Forget about lagering.

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I like the idea as well, but how would you control fermentation temps? You would have to cool the whole room. I can't afford to keep my house in Florida in the low 60's. Forget about lagering.
Put it in a fermentation chamber....???




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For controlling fermentation temp you can buy their short stand for it. That way it will sit upright in the fridge.

I want one but I'm not exactly sure what I would gain by using one. It a really cool tool thought.

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Yea, It does look cool. I wonder how long it would last. I currently am using buckets and so far its fine with me.

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since I do small batches I can fit 5 two gallon buckets in my fermenting freezer. I think you'd need an upright fridge/freezer for that thing. That would most likely limit you to one ferment at a time.

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Put it in a fermentation chamber....???




Waiting on mine.

Seems logical, but the idea is to hang this on a wall. Seems the convenience aspect goes out the window unless you build a large, almost walk in ferm. Chamber.

Even in my basement that usually is no warmer than 68, this jus wouldn't quite work for me. I don't have room for a large chamber big enough for this to hang and use it like it's designed.

I think it's a great concept for those with the right set up though.


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