Sanke Fermenter Conversion Kit

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Sanke Fermenter Conversion Kit

Stainless steel is the best option for fermentation. It's impervious to oxygen and light. It's also much safer than glass. (search any home brewing forum for "carboy" and read the horror stories about broken carboys!) Unfortunately it's also very expensive. Conical fermenters are the best of the best option, but also out of reach of the typical home brewer with starting price tags well over $400. The problem is also compounded if you're home brewing 10 gallon batches since most carboys and other fermenters are limited to about 5 gallons.

So what's a home -
brewer to do?

It turns out, a Sanke Keg makes a great fermenter! You don't even have to cut it up or try to fabricate some crazy lid that'll never quite seal right. Like everything home brewing related, there are as many solutions to using a Sanke Keg as a fermenter as there are brewers. The low-budget method is to heat up a 6.5 gallon carboy cap and stretch it over the opening. Add a stainless steel racking cane and a blow-off hose and you're good to go.


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    5 of 5 | December 20, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Price: $79.00

    Pros: Very well made, easy to use, easy to clean, fits right the first time.

    Cons: Not really a con...but an enhancement: would be nice if dip tube was etched to show depth from bottom of Sanke.

    Recommended? Yes

    This was exactly what I needed to both permit temperature measurement of my wort at the center of fermentation and to allow pressurization of the Sankey fermenter for transfers/racking.

    Good craftsmanship and quality. Would recommend this to anyone with a 1/2 bbl brewery in the basement or garage.