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Old 11-17-2011, 03:26 PM   #181
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Ohio valley is still cheaper than this place, but if someone wanted to get crazy and go 110 gallon this place has one.

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they do will call in some location, but they still charge a 35 fee so doesnt really help unless you bought more and lived in the town.

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Old 11-19-2011, 12:02 AM   #182
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I just got my conical and I was sad to see the lid assembly is held on with what look like wood screws that go all the way through to the inside. Is this how they all are? How are people cleaning these out and sanitizing everything? Is there anything to worry about with the screws?

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Old 11-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #183
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I didn't notice that. Thanks. I haven't filled mine to the top with beer yet. My krausen hasn't reached that high either. I guess we could put some food grade silicone on the screws or just take them out every once in awhile. I am not too concerned.

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:25 AM   #184
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I have one of these for the the last few years. I put it into use in 2007, anyways, they work fine, I don't age in the tank, just primary. They aren't airtight, don't need an airlock, and are what they are. I use mine all the time, 7 days, and outta there. Winters are better, but in the fruit fly season, its a quick trip then keg and drink.

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Old 11-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #185
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Hey guys, just wanted to update my yeast catcher build. My parts for the quick disconnect came in today so no more threading issues.

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Old 11-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #186
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I just got my conical and I was sad to see the lid assembly is held on with what look like wood screws that go all the way through to the inside. Is this how they all are? How are people cleaning these out and sanitizing everything? Is there anything to worry about with the screws?
no screws in the two I recieved a couple weeks ago... lid screws on- not airtight -but I'm not worried about that
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:00 PM   #187
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check on the inside, looking up through the bottom. The piece the lid screws into is held on with screws.

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Old 11-20-2011, 04:26 PM   #188
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check on the inside, looking up through the bottom. The piece the lid screws into is held on with screws.
quite right! I'll check to see if they are stainless ( not likely) and replace tham if need be.. but Ill be disassembling between sessions for sanitizing for sure.
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I haven't taken mine apart yet but would there be a way to take out the screws and then seal the holes / reattach the lid assembly with some sort of food grade silicon adhesive? Would this be overkill?

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The screws do seem to be stainless steel by the "magnet" test. Given the location at the very top of the conical they aren't likely to have much contact with the Wort unless the Krausen gets up to the lid- and if they are SS I'm not worried about contact with the wort as long as the fermenter has been thoroughly sanitized ahead of time.
You probably could back out the screws and attach the collar with silicone, but that would make it impractical ... or impossible... to disassemble the lid assembly to clean and sanitize.
In the end having a fermenter that you can 'break down' to clean is probably a good thing as long as the components are non-reactive and food safe.
off topic a bit... has anyone fitted there lid with a gasket? I'm curious to know if it was an easy fit.

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