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Old 10-19-2010, 01:03 AM   #11
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Guess the deal breaker for many people is trying to wrangle a 120+ lb fermenter into a chest freezer.
I put my 5gal batches in 1/4bbl sanke's, they don't weigh 120+lbs.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:04 AM   #12
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Guess the deal breaker for many people is trying to wrangle a 120+ lb fermenter into a chest freezer.
That is why I have a converted side by side fridge, a hand truck and an alcohol-induced sense of He-Manism..

(Just waiting to hear that shelf collapse and watch as my garage is covered in delicious fermenting wort...)
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:09 AM   #13
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Closed system fermentation is an interesting system. Mine is on it's maiden voyage. Assuming I get the hang of it and the beer turns out, it is way easier. Imagine, no more carboys, caps, airlocks, blow off tubes, etc. I just pumped from keggle to CFC, inline O2 and straight into sanke. And the beer never touches the air once it's pumped to your sanke.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:52 AM   #14
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Closed system fermentation is an interesting system. Mine is on it's maiden voyage. Assuming I get the hang of it and the beer turns out, it is way easier. Imagine, not more carboys, caps, airlocks, blow off tubes, etc. I just pumped from keggle to CFC, inline O2 and straight into sanke. And the beer never touches the air once it's pumped to your sanke.
... and from there you pump it into your kegs. Yeah, I'm happy with this method.

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:31 PM   #15
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Don't know about pumping to kegs, but transferring under CO2 pressure is where it is at!
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:37 PM   #16
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Don't know about pumping to kegs, but transferring under CO2 pressure is where it is at!
That's what I was referring too - using CO2 to pump it (push it) to my kegs.

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:41 PM   #17
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Ahhhh, sorry. Thought you were talking about actually pumping the beer into the kegs. I thought it sounded weird.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:16 PM   #18
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After reading this post and several others, I've migrated away from the conicals and requested a quote fro Sabco for their Sanke Fermenter.
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Be sure to compare their offering with the Brewers hardware kit.
http://www.brewershardware.com/Ameri...hermowell.html

I'm using this and it is fantastic. No need for the racking arm setup or thermometer that Sabco offers. Just use a sanke keg with the spear removed and put the unit on the top with the tri-clamp. I really like the internal thermowell for monitor the fermentation temps.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:56 PM   #20
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I have and use the brewer's hardware sanke kit, it is great. However, I only put it on for transfers, while it is fermenting, i stick one of these:

rubber carboy caps in UPSIDE DOWN in the neck of the sanke. It fits perfectly, no stretching or heating required. The airlock is a bit recessed into it, but that makes it lower profile.
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