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mczspub 05-04-2010 06:12 AM

stackable fermentation chambers?
 
they sell this thing on kegworks http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=828&page=1

does anyone know of anyone that has made something like this or bought something like this for glass carboys ? I live in a small space and i think it would be cool if there was someway to stack the glass carboys without risk of breacking those things

gunner65 05-04-2010 12:29 PM

Why not just build a small table that fits just over a carboy then set the second carboy on top?

Marsdude 05-04-2010 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gunner65 (Post 2041382)
Why not just build a small table that fits just over a carboy then set the second carboy on top?

Once again common sense rears it's ugly head. ;)

mariojr 05-04-2010 02:14 PM

Seems like a 'spacer' would add to the amount of room needed for the kegs?

Cpt_Kirks 05-04-2010 02:55 PM

Forty bucks...for a piece of plastic.

Daaaaaang.

;)

camiller 05-04-2010 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mariojr (Post 2041576)
Seems like a 'spacer' would add to the amount of room needed for the kegs?

The purpose of the "spacer" in the original post is to allow for tapping two commercial kegs in the amount of floor space occupied by one (probably in a walk in cooler). Without the spacer you can't stack tapped kegs.

As far as the original posters question, directly adding the weight of one full glass carboy to the shoulder of another seems like a recipe for disaster. Gunner has the right idea.

samuelpeter 05-05-2010 12:32 AM

Last year I switched all of my fermenters to the 6 gallon model of these. They're incredibly thick, cheap, light, strong, and durable. It's basically a win/win.

For the bottom stacked containers I drill a hole in the recess that houses the lidded opening, then threaded in a brass elbow with an o-ring on either side, finished with a nut. On the tops of the stacks, I cut out the center hole from the lid with a standard rubber stopper fitting quite nicely in the 1" or so channel.

Does this make sense or help at all?

kegguy 05-12-2010 09:06 PM

I have used the keg stacker from KegWorks and they work great for kegs; probably not so well for carboys.


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