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Old 11-19-2009, 03:04 AM   #1
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I just got my first conical (14.7 gallons) fermenter and we will be brewing a stout this Friday. I got it all put together and now it is kind of like the Buddha, short, fat doesn't move and I worship it. Any way I was hoping to get some input, mistakes to avoid and general advice from all of you that have one.

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Old 11-19-2009, 03:10 AM   #2
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it is kind of like the Buddha, short, fat doesn't move and I worship it.
Haha. Nice.

I have no advice. But its cool that you have a conical. I am looking to get one... in 8 years or so



 
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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We'll have to see pics, of course.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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The obvious stuff - sanitize, check for leaks, clean to make sure no manufacturing gunk left on it.

Enjoy it!

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:48 AM   #5
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Be sure to clean and sanitize the parts BEFORE assembling it and AFTER assembling it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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Plastic or Steel, morebeer or Blingman?
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #7
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Blichmann 14.5 gallon with the Tri-Clamp fittings.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:26 PM   #8
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For my Blichman I purchased a new socket to I could tighten the nut for the bottom valve.
This socket is only used for the conical.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:30 PM   #9
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How do you people control the temp on these? It seems to me that you need a cold room to buy a conical...Am I missing something?
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #10
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I extended a freezer out about 36" and then reattached the door to the extension. There is a picture in my gallery. Sits right in there and I tape the temp prob to the fermenter. Works good.



 
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