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Old 07-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #131
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #132
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Default re: Distance

Approx 9" from the 5gal mark to the top thread of the top cap opening.

On another note, just saw on homebrew finds that the smaller 3.2 gal size sold out in 2 1/2 hours. And that as of today the 7 1/2 gal size is also sold out. No word whether that is their entire stock or if more will be available. If interested direct call to customer support to verify would be in order.

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Can you share the distance to the top of the fermenter when it has 5.25 gallons in it? Trying to determine if my 15 inch thermowell will reach the fluid level in the tank from the top.


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Old 07-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #133
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Default re: Blowoff through spigot cap.....Hmmm

I hadn't thought of that. But you got my thought process churning. I now have the capability of doing 2 5gal batches at the same time. If I decide I absolutely must have 3 batches it would allow me to top em pretty much off and go the blow off tube route through the top spigot with some easily ??? attached plastic tubing.

I agree on the solid cap. I cannot figure out why they don't have spares available and would definitely pick up a couple if they did. One of those mysterys of brewing I guess.



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I cleaned out my 60L tanks and gave them an oxyclean soak last night. I have to say, this has been one of my more satisfying homebrew equipment purchases. These tanks are nice!

The 60L tanks have more of a paint can lid, but there is also a sort of ratchet strap around the base of the lid to make sure it is on tight. Then in the center of the lid there is a threaded bung hole that you can cap, use the included stopper and airlock, or even the spigot and attach tubing and use it as a close-able blow-off tube. My plan is to modify the cap with a male camlock fitting because I use camlock fittings on my HLT, MT and kettle. I also place my fermentor in my chest freezer before filling with wort, so I'll have a completely closed path from boil kettle to fermentor with this. I was disappointed to see that morebeer doesn't sell the caps. They sell the spigots, but not the caps. I wanted a few extra so I could modify them or have caps for both the bottom bung hole and the lid bung hole. The threaded fittings for the spigot and cap could be useful for creative types who might think of other things to thread on there.

Anyway, these seem like they will be super user-friendly. The lid is easy to use, the hole in the center of it will make several tasks easier. The spigot wasn't a requirement for me, but I think I'll end up really liking it. Being able to easily remove it from the base for cleaning (of the spigot and the tank) is a big plus.

Fitting the 60L tanks in a chest freezer is a close one. No way to use the airlock without modifying the chest freezer with a collar or something. I plan to use a blow-off tube anyway. It's not just close on height, which is what I was worried about, but the width of the tank just barely fits. And by just barely I mean you have to push the tank into place because there is a little resistance.

I'll see if I can get some pics today.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #134
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Interesting. I had done what I thought was a pretty thorough search 6 months ago for other suppliers and came up empty. Possibly I just ignored any finds outside of the states. It would be interesting to know what the shipping and added costs of the non included parts would add up to. I have a feeling it would not be something that I would want to pony up for. I ordered a rather small package electronic item from China and the shipping was easily 1/3 or more the price of the item. And at that it took about 7-8 weeks to get it shipped, not sure if it came air or sea.

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As I missed out on the last round, I found a german web site that ships these to the U.S. http://www.holzeis.com/index.php/cPa...35/language/en

I've been contemplating picking up the 30L and paying for the shipping, but it's unclear whether the 30L includes all of the accessories (airlock, caps, etc.).
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Sorry if it was taken as shouting wasn't meant that way. Knew that I bold'ed the replys and did so to make the reply set out from the quoted part. Will refrain on it in the future if that is frowned upon or not the accepted way to do so. As for text size.......I don't see it at my end. Not sure what caused that.
I didn't take it as shouting. I just wanted to one up your post with bold and color. Don't make me use italics.
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I slipped a piece of 1/2" silicone tubing up onto the white part of the spigot and it was definitely tight enough for transferring beer as long as it had a free path. A piece of 3/8" tubing was similarly tight on the orange tip of the spigot. I'm thinking I might pick up an extra spigot to use with the blow-off tube as it is really low profile and will fit better in the chest freezer. Doing 10g batches in a 16g tank, I don't expect krausen to actually make it to the top. Then when I cold crash I can just close the spigot to avoid suck-back.
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As I missed out on the last round, I found a german web site that ships these to the U.S. http://www.holzeis.com/index.php/cPa...35/language/en

I've been contemplating picking up the 30L and paying for the shipping, but it's unclear whether the 30L includes all of the accessories (airlock, caps, etc.).
Looking at the site it sounded like the extra stuff is NOT included. I didn't convert the Euros, but seemed like it would all cost a heck of a lot more than morebeer is charging. And that's before shipping!
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I've done 6 or 7 batches with the two 30L tanks I've got and I would by them again given the choice.

Yes, they are more $ than a bucket, but they have more headspace and are pretty versatile. The plastic seems pretty scratch resistant and there are no sharp corners inside - only rounded edges. Very easy to clean - I can easily reach the entire inside surface to scrub it. Very easy to shake/aerate. With the cap screwed on the top, its very secure and leakproof for transporting wort.

One of the guys I brew with has been itching to get one, but keeps missing out on the 12 minute window when they are in stock.
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I've done 6 or 7 batches with the two 30L tanks I've got and I would by them again given the choice.

Yes, they are more $ than a bucket, but they have more headspace and are pretty versatile. The plastic seems pretty scratch resistant and there are no sharp corners inside - only rounded edges. Very easy to clean - I can easily reach the entire inside surface to scrub it. Very easy to shake/aerate. With the cap screwed on the top, its very secure and leakproof for transporting wort.

One of the guys I brew with has been itching to get one, but keeps missing out on the 12 minute window when they are in stock.
Can you answer my question regarding the height from the top of the liquid to the top of the tank? Trying to figure out if my thermowell that's 15 inches long will work. Appreciate any guidance you can provide as I have a backorder on morebeer for 2 30L.
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Can you answer my question regarding the height from the top of the liquid to the top of the tank? Trying to figure out if my thermowell that's 15 inches long will work. Appreciate any guidance you can provide as I have a backorder on morebeer for 2 30L.
Eyeballed with a tape from above:

For 5 Gal, its about 8 inches to the top of the tank and 10 inches to the plastic orange "lid" from the liquid surface. Probably about 12 inches to the top of the stopper.
Each gallon of wort subtracts about 1.75" of headspace.


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