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Old 11-25-2011, 07:14 PM   #231
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:54 PM   #232
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The designs of my conical stand and my fermentation chamber went hand-in-hand. Because the stand is fairly short, I can't fit so much of a "vertical" yeast catcher as everyone else has, so I designed a more "horizontal" one.

The ball valve is 1". Below the ball valve, the diameter goes from 1" to 2", then to a 2"x3"x3" tee with cleanout adapters on both sides and cleanout plugs screwed into the adapters.

I welcome any questions, comments, suggestions, criticism, etc.
I like the yeast catcher:-) my main reason for creating a catcher at the bottom was to catch all the junk that collects at the bottom of a fermenter after fermentation and secondary!! The more junk that stays out of the fermenter gives you more beer in the end, at least what I believe! My process is:
1) attach catcher to bottom of ballvalve with ballvalve open!
2) poor cooled wort into fermenter and add yeast
3) after 5-7 days or after fermentation is done close ballvalve and remove catcher. Harvest what u want if you like. Clean and sanitize and reattach catcher for the secondary fermentation process!
4) during secondary fermentation some more junk will collect in catcher!
5) keg or bottle your beer:-)

Your design looks great, easy to clean!
I'd get a nipple that goes from bottom of fermenter to ballvalve! idea is good!
Enjoy the new fermenter:-)

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:02 PM   #233
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:41 PM   #234
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Well... I think I figured out what is going on my christmas list...

this guy

With the free shipping factored in it's a pretty sweet deal all in all. I'm not thrilled that it has to come with the legs rather than building a stand with some scrap wood, but I do like the 35 gallons compared to just 30. With any luck I should be able to brew double batches (once my new single tier is finished) and have 1bbl in there fermenting or really close to it. I'll probably have to add a 1-2 qt catcher at the bottom which will add a bit more volume to it but hopefully it will work right.

It's either this, or fermenting in spare sanke kegs, but I'm leaning this way now.

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Old 11-29-2011, 01:07 PM   #235
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Well... I think I figured out what is going on my christmas list...

this guy

With the free shipping factored in it's a pretty sweet deal all in all. I'm not thrilled that it has to come with the legs rather than building a stand with some scrap wood, but I do like the 35 gallons compared to just 30. With any luck I should be able to brew double batches (once my new single tier is finished) and have 1bbl in there fermenting or really close to it. I'll probably have to add a 1-2 qt catcher at the bottom which will add a bit more volume to it but hopefully it will work right.

It's either this, or fermenting in spare sanke kegs, but I'm leaning this way now.
I'm looking at getting two of those too. I like the legs and figure I'll just make a cart to put them on.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:12 PM   #236
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Well... I think I figured out what is going on my christmas list...

this guy

With the free shipping factored in it's a pretty sweet deal all in all. I'm not thrilled that it has to come with the legs rather than building a stand with some scrap wood, but I do like the 35 gallons compared to just 30. With any luck I should be able to brew double batches (once my new single tier is finished) and have 1bbl in there fermenting or really close to it. I'll probably have to add a 1-2 qt catcher at the bottom which will add a bit more volume to it but hopefully it will work right.

It's either this, or fermenting in spare sanke kegs, but I'm leaning this way now.

WHAT FREE SHIPPING???? I just ordered another 15 gallon full drain tank for $62 shipped!
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:00 PM   #237
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WHAT FREE SHIPPING???? I just ordered another 15 gallon full drain tank for $62 shipped!
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I'm looking at getting two of those too. I like the legs and figure I'll just make a cart to put them on.
I baught mine with the legs, they have holes in the feet so you can either bolt them down to something or put casters on. I was thinking of casters but not sure if it would be too unstable being that there are only 3 legs. what you think of using casters?
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I baught mine with the legs, they have holes in the feet so you can either bolt them down to something or put casters on. I was thinking of casters but not sure if it would be too unstable being that there are only 3 legs. what you think of using casters?
3 legs? All the pics I have seen of these show 4.
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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!

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.
Thanks for the link im gonna try to seal the black ring with a standard rubber gasket from auto parts. You can get the make your own gasket material in sheets and cut it out to fit. Plan on using same rubber material to make gasket for lid. I decided to use a fitting like his on the top except im going to put a valve on it also so i can close it off in advance and let some pressure build to blow out the yeast from bottom without adding outside influences to it during the furmenting. Good idea about the wort if you have a place for displaced air to go so you dont build up excess pressure.
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