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Old 10-23-2010, 12:32 AM   #11
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You should step up to a glass front fridge for that beauty.


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Old 10-24-2010, 01:50 AM   #12
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Its so shiny!!!

Looking forward to hearing about your experiences with it.


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Old 03-02-2011, 09:36 PM   #13
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A question for you:

The racking arm and sample valve..... MoreBeer calls it a 1.5" Tri-clamp..but it looks like a 1" tri clamp on your photos. I say this because they say the dump valve is 1.5 and it looks bigger than the racking port. (I know the TC fitting is still 1.5 on a 1")

Is it a 1" or a 1.5" fitting?

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A question for you:

The racking arm and sample valve..... MoreBeer calls it a 1.5" Tri-clamp..but it looks like a 1" tri clamp on your photos. I say this because they say the dump valve is 1.5 and it looks bigger than the racking port. (I know the TC fitting is still 1.5 on a 1")

Is it a 1" or a 1.5" fitting?

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Hi Anthropod,

Happy to clarify! On both the racking arm and sample valve clamps, SUS 304 1.5", is engraved; the same as on the butterfly valve.
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Wow! What a fast response! One more question. Is the actual hole on the conical, for the racking arm, 1 or 1.5 inches? Is it the same size for the dump valve?
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Always happy to help! The OD of the welded racking arm port is 1" and the OD of the bottom dump it 1.5".

I've been really happy with the ease of use and quality thus far.

When summer arrives, I'll begin the quest for a refrigerator for temp control. At that point, I'll remove the casters and leg extensions and build a plywood platform for it to sit on. The base will be constructed in a "U" shape such that the yeast harvester will hang down below the feet of the conical. I'll post more pictures when that time arrives.
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after a few years, are you happy with your more beer fermenter?
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I love it! Ten gallons of Dogfish Head 60 clone fermenting now. ;-)
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Did you ever find a fridge to fit this thing? I have the same exact setup and I'm struggling to find a refrigerator/upright freezer to house it. I also use yeast harvester, so 15" legs are required. I'm also going to get thermowell/blowoff assembly, which will add another 10". It's something like 65" when all is added.
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Yes, I purchased a 13.2cu ft freezer from Lowes. However, you might have clearance issues due to the thermowell\blowoff. I've been using the top portion of a racking cane attached to tubing for the blowoff configuration. Also I have casters on the leg extensions along with 3\4" plywood squares which fit under each caster; this provides just enough room for inserting\removing the yeast harvester. Bottom line, I measured very carefully before I purchased. Fortunately, I did not have to remove the front door panel to close the door. Also, I did not drill a hole for the thermocouple; I just close it in the door, so it can always be used as a normal freezer. I tape the probe to the side of the fermenter and then tape a hugger, piece of foam, etc. over the probe to insulate. I've not checked the temperature difference with a lab thermometer (note to self).


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