Originally Posted by Golddiggie
Snake kegs??? Sanke kegs hoss... Let me guess, you're using an iOS powered device (ipaddle, iphoney, etc.)
My 1/4 barrel SANKE keg, with airlock fitted needs about 30" of height, and 11" of width. I have a 50L keg that's a bit shorter, but full width (15" diameter).
I guess it really comes down to how well will they work when something needs more height than they default to. Is that 26.5" height pretty set, or will it not press down on the airlock on my keg?
Oh, and I really don't want to go through 200+ posts about this. Was just asking a [fairly] simple question. Since it's uncertain if it will actually work in this case, I'm not inclined to spend money on it. Especially when I can make something from Reflectix to insulate the fermenters when needed. I already have that material on hand, so it's just a matter of cutting and taping it together. <30 minutes worth of work total (more like half that).
Update... Just cut what was needed off the roll of Reflectix I have on hand for one of the sanke fermenters. Took not even 15 minutes to cut the two pieces (one to go over the top, the other around it) and secure it to the keg. I'll be checking it in the morning to see how well it holds the temperature.
Damn iOS auto corrections….
I would say 30” of height is too tall for our fermentation cooler. It would be stretched too tight on your airlock.
Given your situation in a shorter fermenter our cooler would help in increasing wort temperature in a 50-55 degree basement by holding in the heat given off during primary fermentation.