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Old 04-03-2011, 02:27 AM   #1
doctorsbro
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anybody using toledos hoppers for a diy conical fermenter? Im considering building a conical after im done building the brewstand, only thing thats keeping me from building one is that theyres ready made ones for $500 and look to be made from toledo's hoppers...



 
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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Yuri Rage did it - here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...55/#post138881

Good luck if you take on the challenge.



 
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:44 AM   #3
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Those look nice, what are you thinking for a lid/sealing, and spigot? That is a pretty good price, $815 for 5 12.2 gal conicals which is about all the fermentation space I need...

Edit: for the record, when i clicked reply that link wasn't there...

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:49 AM   #4
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too much work for me
I build many pieces too
but this is too much.

you can't save that much
unless you have excellent
welding skills yourself

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:07 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LakewoodBrew
too much work for me
I build many pieces too
but this is too much.

you can't save that much
unless you have excellent
welding skills yourself
I agree. We bought a Stout. Very happy

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:34 AM   #6
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I agree. We bought a Stout. Very happy
I still use Sanke Kegs
They work well as fermenters
Even if hard to clean

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #7
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Quote:
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too much work for me
I build many pieces too
but this is too much.

you can't save that much
unless you have excellent
welding skills yourself
Haiku FTW!

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:53 AM   #8
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I have talked to a salesperson from Toledo. They can do anything you want, from adding a triclover ferule on the bottom and side for a racking port, to a complete ready to use model complete with latches. If I remember, there price was around 100 to 150 bucks less than a comparable model from B3 or Blichman. Can't recall what they did for a stand, or if it even was included.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:15 AM   #9
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LMAO at those haikus, bro...
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #10
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We had a haiku showdown on another thread (see link in signature) thought I should share the joy.



 
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