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Old 11-21-2006, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default Fermentap Valve Kit converts carboy to conical fermenter?

The fermentap valve kit claims to be able to turn an ordinary carboy into a conical fermenter for a mere $24.99. This seems too good to be true. Is it? Have any of you had experience with this device?

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Old 11-21-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
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Do a search for fermetap and you'll find some threads discussing this. Overall, my impression is that it IS too good to be, and it's not that great, really. Apparently, clogging is a major issue, among other things, and most people are quite disappointed.

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Agreed...never heard anything good from that...>>>BEWARE<<<

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I bought one a long time ago. I used it twice and now I use the stand to drain my carboys. The rest of it is in a box somewhere. All the yeast and trub stuck to the glass and I could never get it to drain out

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I bought one a long time ago. I used it twice and now I use the stand to drain my carboys. The rest of it is in a box somewhere. All the yeast and trub stuck to the glass and I could never get it to drain out
And here I was thinking I was the only one that did that.

What a waste of 30 bucks.

It was not worth the effort.

On the other hand, SWMBO is buying us, yes us, a welder for Xmas and we are making a conical ASAP.

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And here I was thinking I was the only one that did that.

What a waste of 30 bucks.

It was not worth the effort.

On the other hand, SWMBO is buying us, yes us, a welder for Xmas and we are making a conical ASAP.

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wow, good luck! Lets see some pics when you get started...

Someday I may buy one of those large prefab conicals.. the just look so damn cool!
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