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Old 05-27-2009, 03:42 AM   #21
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A work of art. Pure and simple. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:39 AM   #22
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"I also like the corny lid on the Blichmann for dry hopping."

That is a fantastic point. Other wise, the entire lid would have to be removed, exposing a large area of beer.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:19 PM   #23
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:27 PM   #24
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Is it possible to take the Racking Arm off and take some pictures of it?

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Old 05-27-2009, 01:42 PM   #25
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Man that thing is sweet. It looks like a scaled down of the 60bbl fermenters at the breweries. I want one so bad. Bu then I would need two and I can't afford one much less two.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:57 PM   #26
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Looks good but I think the jury is waiting on price!
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:05 PM   #27
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Looks good but I think the jury is waiting on price!
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #28
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Concerning dry hopping: This lid is very easy to get on and off. If you are worried about contamination within the 4 seconds it takes to dump in some hops, then you could just crack the lid up half an inch and scoot them in there, then this lid would pose less open space than a cornie lid Neither is a worry unless you ferment in a bio ridden and infested bacteria lab.

Concerning buy US: It is true that these conicals are made in China, but you are still supporting Rich. I know some people are crazy about the buy American thing, but I for one would rather support a small shop owner who is trying to offer great and progressive products that are of better quality at a lower price. Blichmann is great and I owe several of their products, but just because they are a US company does not mean I will be loyal to them over Rich. I think he is working very hard to give us some great new products and options and deserves more than, 'yeh, its not made in (or assembled in the US, so his stuff is crap.' This conical is better produced IMO than the Blichmann with better features and will be at the same or lower price (I believe). If you want a US made fermenter of this quality at the same price, go make one yourself and start marketing it.

I don't want to start a pissing contest or get this moved to the debate forum. If you feel a need to buy only US made products go right ahead. Making snarky comments here doesn't do anyone any good.

 
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:27 PM   #29
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If you didn't have that wood on the sides, would you be able to fit two of these in that fridge?
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:29 PM   #30
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Two of them will fit as is! I hope someday that will be a reality.

I have my fridge set up now so I can add a second level on top of that wood rail. I use it for holding a bunch of carboys when needed.

I am talking with Rich and trying to find a Blichmann fermenter so I can do a fair side by side comparison. Hopefully both will fit in there, I know the Blichmann is considerably wider....

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