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Old 11-23-2011, 02:42 AM   #211
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via ebay i think i might be able to build a stainless racking port for cheaper than i can nylon.....

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Old 11-23-2011, 04:54 AM   #212
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A few thoughts:
1) Be very careful when moving it, due to the 3-leg design, small wheels and being top heavy. I'm thinking it's going to be a bit tippy.
2) Are you going to add a racking port?
3) The yeast catcher looks cool but all you really need is a pint or quart jar to catch the yeast after you've racked the beer off. There will be plenty of yeast on the sides of the conical. That's all I do with mine. Just set a jar on an upside down pail and catch the thick slurry until the jar is full. Easy Peasy.

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1) I plan to fill it after it's moved into the ferm chamber and drain it while it's in there, as well; so, it won't be moved around much while it's full. Maybe I should weld some handles near the top of the stand.
2)Yep!
3) I agree with you - all you need is a quart jar. However, after reading all of spottedog's posts in both this thread and his thread, I decided to emulate his technique. Building and implementing this yeast catcher is, as you say, Easy Peasy... and it's an interesting concept that is worth trying, IMO. If I don't like it, maybe I can turn it into a bong or a planter or something...

I guess I should've mentioned those first two things already. Cheers!

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Tried that link to the pressure conversion and its wacked can see the third part but not the first 2 anyone have any thaughts on sealing this thing airtight. id feel much happier with an airlock etc. To insure beer is isolated from outside air cause i plan on using it to the end of fermenting all the way to kegging and maybe even under pressure during whole process. hopefully my conical should be waiting for me when i get of work today wont have a chance to go over it close until then.
Here ya go.

I'll be sealing it like that guy... silicone for the ring and weatherstripping to seal the lid. I plan to add a bulkhead fitting on top, as well, for not just blowoff and CO2 but also for filling it with wort. This way I won't move it when it's full.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:56 PM   #213
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heads up for anyone on the fence. I just received a 10% off coupon from Ohio AG in my email this morning.

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Old 11-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #214
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I received the o-ring that I ordered. It is 12" and is too big. I made the mistake of ordering a 1/4" one that is way too skinny. I am going to skip the o-ring. My other fermentors are not air tight and I haven't had any issues.

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Old 11-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #215
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these have an 8" lid correct?

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Old 11-23-2011, 03:52 PM   #216
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The inside is just under 12".

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Old 11-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #217
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The inside is just under 12".
heat shrink the o ring?
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #218
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It would be easier to buy a smaller one. I am not going to pursue it any further.

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Old 11-23-2011, 04:24 PM   #219
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what do you guys do for temp control on conicals? No way I could fit it in my chest freezer, and I have a huge chest freezer.

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Old 11-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #220
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Why the "yeast catchers"? Those seem like they'd be hard to clean and sanitize. I blow off into a growler, but any glass container would work and is much easier to clean and sanitize.

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