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Old 02-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #281
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my 60l which was ordered on 12/4/12 got bumped to may.. wow this sucks



 
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #282
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I know someone else asked this, but does anyone have the 3.2 gallon size? As the other poster stated it doesn't look like you could move these by the handle with an airlock on. Is the 3.2 gallons accurate or does it likely hold more? I emailed morebeer to see how much volume is left behind if you transfer on a level surface through the spigot. Debating between these and 3-5 gallon better bottles for 2.75 gallon batches (leaving behind around .25 gallons for 2.5 gallons into keg or bottle).


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Old 02-28-2013, 11:43 PM   #283
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I use the spigot to transfer to keg with good success. I do fret about cleaning it and keeping it sanitized, though.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #284
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I have the 20L and I have no trouble moving it with the airlock in place. The fermenter is not flexible enough to cause suckback.. if that is what your concern is.. at least that's my experience. Also, when I transfer to the bottling bucket, I tilt the container with a wedge and put my autosiphon into the deepest part.. the part on the table.. not the wedge.. I get all but about 2 cups of liquid above the trub. I don't use the spigot because I'm never sure I get it clean enough.. but I do use it for gravity tests. Plus, when I rack to the bottling bucket.. I don't like to have trub transfer.. but, that's just me.
My concern is that the handle on the 3.2 is on top where its on the sides of the bigger fermenters:



Makes it looks like it would be difficult to move for cold crashing with the airlock on. Morebeer responded that it would leave roughly a quart behind when racking from the spigot - that part is perfect for me, just not sure if there .45 gallons is sufficient headspace for 2.75 gallons...might just go with 5g better bottles.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #285
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My 3.2 gl Speidel will be here Wed, I'll let everyone know if that handle is in the way or not.

 
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #286
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Das 120L, picked up two of them from MB for 20 gal batches
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #287
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wow nice. that thing is huge. you might need a dolly to move it around when its full,but damn sweet though

 
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #288
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wow nice. that thing is huge. you might need a dolly to move it around when its full,but damn sweet though
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #289
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I have two 60L and they're tough enough to move around when they're full. I doubt the handles would be able to withstand the weight associated with that volume of beer. If I'm doing two brews to fill one of my 60L then fill it with my first brew and bring my second brew to the fermentor in another container because I'm not about to carry 14-16 gallons of a full fermentor through my house. Only way would be to have it on wheels if you wanted/needed to move it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:04 PM   #290
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how does the handles hold up when full on your 60l. i have one coming some day .......if morebeer ever gets the damn thing



 
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