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Old 03-01-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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i have seen on one of these pages how to make a conical fermenter and i would like to make one for 5 gallons i was a the plastic mart.com and seen the 5gallon cone bottom tanks will this work is it to small or needs more room for head space any help would be nice



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Old 03-01-2007, 10:30 PM   #2
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You'll want a 6-6.5 gallon container for your primary. As you guessed, there isn't enough room for headspace and depending on which recipe you use, how much boils off, etc... you will sometimes end up with a little more than 5gal of wort.
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:51 AM   #3
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Other than size issues whats your guys' thoughts on conicals vs flat buckets? and one stage fermentation with purging out sediment vs 2ndary carboy?
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:41 AM   #4
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Yeah, I'm looking at the 14.5 gallon Fermentator from Blichmann. At 5 Bills +, it will take a while. I need to get the brew hut built, but there should be enough left over in the budget for one of those puppies.

 
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:46 AM   #5
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I've got my first batch in my 14.5 Blichmann. I do 10 gallon batches and this is great. I am now spoiled and can never go back to my previous 10 gallon fermenter and 5 gallon carboy secondary's. What a time saver.

 
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:57 AM   #6
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I've got my first batch in my 14.5 Blichmann. I do 10 gallon batches and this is great. I am now spoiled and can never go back to my previous 10 gallon fermenter and 5 gallon carboy secondary's. What a time saver.
Ok, I want a report on how it goes, and don't leave any detail out. You likes, dislikes, what sucks, what makes a woody, etc.

Gotta hear it.

 
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:05 AM   #7
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Ok, I want a report on how it goes, and don't leave any detail out. You likes, dislikes, what sucks, what makes a woody, etc.

Gotta hear it.
I absolutely love my 14.5 fermenator . I now pump to the conical from the boil kettle (did it the first time today), which is even better-- never have to move the thing, its easy to clean, easy to harvest yeast, you don't have to worry about light, don't have to worry about it breaking, and its airtight, and holds its temperature well.

I've never regretted handing over the change for it.

Just to rub it in a little (and wet your appetite)



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Old 03-02-2007, 05:16 AM   #8
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I call these guys the Quadruplets. I got a deal I couldn't refuse.


 
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:33 AM   #9
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SWEET!!!

Must have been a really good deal to get four of those things.

I've been toying around with getting another. Just curious, what kind of deal did you get?
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:13 PM   #10
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can you get the 6-6.5 gallon cone bottom tank off the internet and do you get a cleaner product we this kind of set up


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