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Old 09-08-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Does anybody use an inverted Carboy for a fermenter works out to be similar to a conical just cheaper seeing as I already have a glass Carboy... And a better bottle... But can I use the better bottle?

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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i think one advantage to the conical is being able to rack the beer off of the yeast without disturbing the yeast/trub, not sure how you'd do that with a carboy.

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:35 PM   #3
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Well basically you get a brewcap (2 outputs) one is a tube going to the top air pocket and leading out into a water cup similar to a blow off tube... And the other is to drain trub then after the trub is gone the beer can be transferred Google brewcap and you will find diagrams

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:52 PM   #4
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Interesting...what do you use to hold it upside down?

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Something kind of like that
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:02 AM   #6
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Doesn't work, the angle on the neck is to shallow.

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I'm reading a book called brew ware By Karl lutzen and mark Stevens and they speak about doing this they say if it gets stuck just swirl a bit

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There's quite a few thread on it, and at least one company makes a kit to convert a carboy to a "conical" style fermenter.

Fermentap Valve Kit converts carboy to conical fermenter?

Conical Fermenter - Fermentap??

There's also a couple of DIY design threads too. Like these....

Carboy conical.... Maybe

Poor mans conical fermenter



This comes up every year or so on here.

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So what is your opinion on this worth it or not?

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So what is your opinion on this worth it or not?
I really don't have an opinion.....it seems cool for a DIY project. But really if I were going to go through all that to build a 5 gallon pseudo conical, I'd order one of those US plastic conical shaped tanks, and make a "real" conical.




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I think US plastics sells 5 gallon tanks as well if you wanted to go smaller.
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