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deadboy 06-30-2012 09:02 PM

DIY conical
 
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I can't take credit for this but does it look like it would do the job? A guy in my LBC came up with it and it SEEMS like the idea is sound but...

The tub comes from www.spraysmarter.com. It's 15 gallons for a hair under $60

Tiber_Brew 06-30-2012 09:19 PM

A buddy of mine uses something like that to ferment wine. He had just a couple small complaints (can't remember what they were), but overall liked it. I know that's not directly translatable to beer, but, hey, whatever that's worth.

Hopefully that works out. A conical for around $60 would be nice.

deadboy 06-30-2012 09:36 PM

I thought one of the advantages to conical fermenters was being able to drain the yeast/trub out. Honestly I don't know how it would work in a normal one but I really don't know how it would work here.

blawjr 06-30-2012 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadboy (Post 4215835)
I thought one of the advantages to conical fermenters was being able to drain the yeast/trub out. Honestly I don't know how it would work in a normal one but I really don't know how it would work here.

Thats what that bottom valve is for...:cross:

deadboy 06-30-2012 10:08 PM

I understand that you can drain from the bottom but I don't see how the wort doesn't come out with it. Maybe if there was... nope. I got nothing.

Squeeky 06-30-2012 10:12 PM

Check out my DIY conical thread, lots of a great input from other members along with the idea of using a yeast catcher.

codycodycody 06-30-2012 10:54 PM

I've never used a conical, but don't you drain the wort out first? I'm just assuming thats how it works.

TacoBrew 07-01-2012 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadboy (Post 4215885)
I understand that you can drain from the bottom but I don't see how the wort doesn't come out with it. Maybe if there was... nope. I got nothing.

The yeast and trub is on bottom...so it comes out first. You stop draining when there's no more trub.

tekkydave 07-01-2012 12:12 PM

The site says they are safe for water storage, can we assume they are 100% food safe? I'm always wary of using anything plastic that wasn't specifically made for food storage. How is your friend planning on controlling temperatures?

hopmonster 07-01-2012 12:55 PM

I have a blickman 15 gallon and works like a champ. When yeast dies out and ready to dump crack the bottom valve and drain little and repeat for a few days. Overall looks like it will do the job.


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