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Old 12-20-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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I was wondering if a 14 gal. conical fermenter would be to big to ferment only
5 gal. of beer. would all that extra head space present a problem.



 
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:08 AM   #2
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It will be fine. I use 14 gallons for my batches. 5 - 10 gallons. No problems. 5 gallons will produce more then enough CO2 to cover the wort and purge the O2 from the fermentor.


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Old 12-21-2006, 02:12 AM   #3
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Do you have a plastic one? If so, do you have pics? Was considering making one, but am not quite sure what I want yet
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
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No I don't have a conical. just weighing my options

 
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:52 PM   #5
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Thank you i appreciate the insight

 
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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It will be fine. I use 14 gallons for my batches. 5 - 10 gallons. No problems. 5 gallons will produce more then enough CO2 to cover the wort and purge the O2 from the fermentor.
That one in the picture isn't 14 gals, is it???

I'm curious how you handled the valves.
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No, that one is a 5 gallon. But I have plastic 14 gallon ones I use now. I didnt like that little one. I use both valves. I use the racking valve, the upper one, for xfer to 2ndary or to bottle/ keg. I use the bottom one to shoot out a plug of yeast if I want to save it and use it again.


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