New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Score!!!




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
SAMPLER
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Portland, Maine
Posts: 513
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Score!!!

I scored 2 Sanke kegs today at the local scrap yard.... for FREE Well, sort of an even exchange since I was dropping off a few things.

So, I'm thinking I need to build a Sanke Fermenter. Anyone want to share any tips or suggestion that have worked for you?

Cheers,
Dana



__________________

CHEERS

Madfish Malt House
On Tap: Blue Moon Clone
Kegged: EMPTY
Primary: EMPTY
Secondary: N/A

SAMPLER is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
SAMPLER
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Portland, Maine
Posts: 513
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Bump



__________________

CHEERS

Madfish Malt House
On Tap: Blue Moon Clone
Kegged: EMPTY
Primary: EMPTY
Secondary: N/A

SAMPLER is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
BigLuke
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 85
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

No need to "build" anything. I just use a #11 drilled ruber stopper and an airlock with great results. To clean it I built a keg/cariboy washer and just run hot oxyclean through it for about 20-30 minutes followed by a bit of star san. Works great! To move them around the garage, I bought a cheap $7-8 furniture dolly.

__________________
BigLuke is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
jeepinjeepin
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 6,391
Liked 1043 Times on 1022 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Do you know how to take a sanke apart? If so, do it, clean it, and put a stopper in it. Done. It's going to be around a #10-12 stopper. If you wanna get all fancy there is at least one company that I've seen that offers an all stainless kit with a thermowell.

__________________

Walmart is about the only reason for open or concealed carry that I can get behind. -Randar

jeepinjeepin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
scone
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 281
Likes Given: 1

Default

The orange carboy caps also fit right on the sanke opening.

__________________
scone is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
SAMPLER
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Portland, Maine
Posts: 513
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I know how to disassemble a Sanke and I like the simple approach of using an orange carboy cap for fermentation.

I have seen several people cut a hole in the top and use plexiglass and a rubber gasket to seal. Is this just over kill or are there benefits that would make the effort worthy?

__________________

CHEERS

Madfish Malt House
On Tap: Blue Moon Clone
Kegged: EMPTY
Primary: EMPTY
Secondary: N/A

SAMPLER is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
jeepinjeepin
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 6,391
Liked 1043 Times on 1022 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SAMPLER
I know how to disassemble a Sanke and I like the simple approach of using an orange carboy cap for fermentation.

I have seen several people cut a hole in the top and use plexiglass and a rubber gasket to seal. Is this just over kill or are there benefits that would make the effort worthy?
Easier to clean and able to visually monitor fermentation. I still wouldn't do it.
__________________

Walmart is about the only reason for open or concealed carry that I can get behind. -Randar

jeepinjeepin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #8
BigRob
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 603
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

+1 on the orange carboy caps, you can even hook up the CO2 to the cap to push beer out through a racking cane you insert.

__________________
BigRob is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2012, 12:08 AM   #9
Im_Lars
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Im_Lars's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sunny Puget Sound
Posts: 183
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I just built four. Cut the tops off, welded legs on, built rotating racking arms and sealed lids



This maybe a little over kill but that's my biggest problem. I can't just do something simple.
I think what the guy's said above with the orange cap would work just fine. If you want to be able
to clean the inside easier then cutting the top off is the way to go. I found 12 inch lids at the local
restaurant supply store, cut the hole a little smaller and fabbed a bar to fit under the handles with
a set screw to hold the lid tightly in place.

__________________
Im_Lars is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2012, 12:15 AM   #10
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 520
Liked 59 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Damn Lars!!
Those are awesome!!
Do you sell those?



__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free PLC (and more) score SOB DIY Projects 17 09-26-2012 05:32 PM
My 1st Score ... Take 2 SAMPLER DIY Projects 6 07-15-2011 01:10 AM
The big score bacbrewery DIY Projects 6 10-02-2010 02:32 PM
Spectrometer score - Now what? passedpawn DIY Projects 8 08-14-2010 03:48 PM
Score! What do I do with them? KillerKellers DIY Projects 10 08-06-2009 04:12 PM