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Old 10-26-2011, 01:51 PM   #31
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could you send the link to the PP bulkhead, just to be sure to buy the right thing,

Thank you

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:32 PM   #32
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is there a reason why a plastic PVC ball valve and threaded nipple can't be used instead of the stainless steel?

I like the idea of a decent conical for cheap... A little overkill for me now but if I ever goto 10 gallon batches... Would look pretty cool to have 5 of these lined up on a big rack!
I'm using PVC parts for mine. I figured if the whole conical was plastic, what's the big deal with the valve being plastic.

I do make sure to thoroughly clean the fermentor out immediately after use and spray down with starsan for storage tho to minimize anything that might start on the plastic bits.

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #33
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I agree with Shockerengr I think plastic would work just fine, as long as its food safe. I just figured stainless is pretty. Plus with the funds saved on the conical I can spend the extra $10 for a stainless ball valve.

I actually ended up ordering my conical and bulkhead from OhioValleyAG. I had been trying to find the cheapest price. I assumed they were located in Ohio, however they are not so it shipped from IN. I have worked in retail management for the last 10 years, I called to confirm it has 1-1/2" FPT bottom. The person I spoke with said the spec sheet claimed it did, but actually went to the warehouse to confirm in person.


http://www.ohiovalleyag.com/catalog/...oducts_id=1750

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:50 PM   #34
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subscribed.

I am not ready for this type of build at this time, turned my small chest freezer into a keezer and just finished a brutus single teir using three kegs that I am still tweeking, but... will add it to my ever growing list of crazy nice builds from HBT!!!

Thanks for posting!

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:28 PM   #35
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:07 PM   #36
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Has anyone verified that the lid is air tight?

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:15 PM   #37
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The lid by default is not air tight. I believe it's sold as air tight but in several other threads I've read that is not the case. Therefore I doubt you would be able to pressurize, however a small about of weather stripping or something else that might be safer around the lid might solve the problems. Mine is currently in transit I'll attempt to post pictures and tighten the lid, turn upside down and see if the lid is atleast liquid tight.

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:28 PM   #38
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Interesting, the manufacturer is in Hospers IA, about 2.5 hours north of Omaha, NE. camiller begins plotting how to get this past the wife ...

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:34 PM   #39
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Just checked tracking, my conical is at my doorstep. Quick if you hurry you can steal it before I get off work !

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:35 PM   #40
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how would you heat/cool something like this?
at 19" in diameter I think you could fit a couple (may be a tight fit) in a full sized fridge. Certainly one will fit.

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