Well, despite SWMBO going above and beyond and scoring me a Morebeer conical for Christmas, I want to have a second fermenting option to finally replace my need for the original "Ail Pails" I started with. Not wanting to screw the pooch on another blingy stainless beastie, I'm going plastic induction tank with some fittings. Couple of questions, tho...
I see a lot of folks have recommended the Norwesco tanks, so I went that route, ordering two (fellow HBTer Ricand is building one too) from a local place, watertanks.com. That said, I'm concerned about them being "full drain" - seems pointless having a conical if you can't get all that trub out during the first dump, or all that yeast in the second. From seeing the diagrams of each tank online, it seems that the Ace tanks bottom looks like:
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Whereas the Norwesco ones seem to be:
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(I knew my mad ASCII art skills from the 80s would come in handy!). Does that lip around the drain port cause problems?
Second... this one should be easy, but just wanted to verify - PVC bulkheads, or polypropylene? (I would assume polypropylene?)