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Old 02-02-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Can i hook this up to a 55 gallon drum and have it be a good fermenter?

How would I go about this project?


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Old 02-02-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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I'm sure it would work, I remember seeing a diy project someone did (Yuri_Rage?) where they got some kind of conical end like that and added more stainless to the top etc. You'll need a stainless welder of some kind (is that TIG at a minimum welders?) and then you'll need to know how to weld sanitary welds, so no bacteria can hide in the crevices... But it sounds like a fun idea... 55 gallons is an odd size, though, 1bbl is what, 31 gallons. two would be about 62, so you're like 1.6 or 1.7 bbl? :P (too lazy to open up calc)


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Is that stainless though?
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:31 AM   #4
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is that a steep enough angle for the trub to form in the cone?
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+1 the angle of that cone seems way shallow. You want around a 60 degree cone to effectively dump trub and yeast out the bottom.
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Angle is very shallow...willing to bet it's galvanized. No go on both accounts.


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