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Old 06-25-2009, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Siphonless Fermenter (williams Brewing) vs. regular bucket +siphon

I'm just starting out and want to know what kit would be better.... Williams Brewing starter kit that includes the siphonless fermenter or a more generic kit that includes a normal bucket and auto siphon. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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I have the William's setup. I like it. Don't have to take the lid off to get a sample when checking SG.

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At some point you will need to syphon, I say go with the syphon, or at least purchase one as a supplement.

Trust me as soon as you get started you will need more equipment, and you will want more equipment, an autosiphon has made life much easier.

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I'm just starting out and want to know what kit would be better.... Williams Brewing starter kit that includes the siphonless fermenter or a more generic kit that includes a normal bucket and auto siphon. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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They have the best bucket fermenter around. I love them and have used them for years. Their invert tube back nut is the bees knees. For $29 you get the bucket, lid, spigot, back nut, stopper, airlock, & some vinyl hose.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:51 AM   #5
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I am cheap and like having several batches going at once, for that reason I stocked up on morebeers buckets. They are good quality and slightly translucent so you can see whats going on inside. I also think they were less than 20 bucks each for bucket, lid, stopper, spigot and air lock. much less than my LHBS, and they have free shipping over $55 or so.

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:55 AM   #6
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just went through their site cause I'm bored. total comes to $15.65

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If you have access to 7 gallon buckets, you can just buy the invert tube backnut and a spigot from Williams and install it yourself to save a few bucks. Either way, I agree with Edwort. That backnut is the bee's knees. You'll never have to siphon anything, unless you switch to carboys in the future.

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Is the invert tube backnut basically just a pre-made dip tube?

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Sort of. It screws onto the back of the spigot on the inside of the bucket. It keeps the beer out of the spigot and therefore away from outside air and possible contamination. And it also acts as a diptube of sorts when transferring the beer.


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