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Old 03-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
Aug 2010
cincinnati, ohio
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Hey Guys,
So Ive like the idea of a conical alot, but I don't like the prices. Do you think it would be possible to take a 10gallon corny and modify it? I've seen sites that talk about building your own 14gallon conical.....I personally don't know if I have the the time/supplies/etc to do it, but thought I'd throw it out there for all you DIY types and see what you think?

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Old 03-01-2011, 04:50 PM   #2
Apr 2009
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yeah, sure, you just have to take all the design considerations into account (not that easy without a good amount of thinking).

but, yes you can do it.
-I'm not getting older, but the floor is getting further away.

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Old 03-01-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
Aug 2008
Portland OR
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What is the point of making a conical out of a corny? Are you going to harvest yeast during the ferment process? If not don't bother with the conversion idea. I use a 15 gallon corny for my fermenting, when done I transfer beer under CO2 pressure to serving kegs and if I wanted I could pump the remaining yeast from the keg into a separate vessel under CO2 pressure.

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