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Old 04-09-2013, 11:56 AM   #321
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I'm using mine for the second batch in a row. It was empty for 1 day before I used it again. I now have 4 fermenters and 3 are in use but the one I like perving on the most, is the Speidel. This thing is solid. I think I'll have this until I die.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:34 PM   #322
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I have 2 of the 120L which I am finding to be a wee bit too large except for double batching.

Anyone tried to stuff 15 gallons into a 60L Speidel tank?

Seems like it would work with a blow off tube since the lids are so secure.

 
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #323
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I have 2 of the 120L which I am finding to be a wee bit too large except for double batching.

Anyone tried to stuff 15 gallons into a 60L Speidel tank?

Seems like it would work with a blow off tube since the lids are so secure.
I did a batch of 11 gallons in a 60L and it was less than 2/3rds full. I wouldn't do a 15 gallon batch of high gravity beer in a 60L but you can probably get away with a more regular gravity beer.

 
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #324
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I did a 12 gal batch in my 60L with tons of space. The first use was a double batch of imperial stout. I got the first 8 gallons fermenting and by the time I added the second batch the krausen was nuts. I had to stagger adding the wort so I wouldn't lose too much beer. So yeah you can do 15 in there but have blow off hooked up for sure. I'd have blow off hooked up for anything more than half anyhow depending on gravity of course. I had serious blow off at only 8 gal but it was a 1.120 stout.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #325
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Thanks gents, that helps. Yeah, mainly looking at 1.070 OG or below for the 15 gallon batches. I've had these beers in buckets without blow offs so I wanted to be sure I wasn't getting too ambitious.

Using the spigot on top hooked to a tube for blow off should be pretty dang sturdy.....nothing to pop out....it HAS to follow the tube. At least that's my theory.

 
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #326
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I got a couple of the 13gal HDPE containers and I can say they are very nice and will work quite well for fermentation vessels. If the Speidel fermenters are all out, this is a great alternative. I have four different types of fermenter.
1. I have two of the standard PET bucket fermenters
2. I have three of the 8gal HDPE containers with the blue lid. They are very thick and very good quality. I inserted small bungs in the lids for standard three-piece air locks. Two of them were drilled at the bottom for spigots and one is undrilled. These have no handles but extra wide mouths which I like. They are a little difficult to open after primary, but I just wedge a small block of wood intoone of the grooves in the lid and tap it with a hammer to break the seal. I have 7.5 gallons of Dunkelweizen in one of these and I had to use a blow-off since the head space was maxed out.
3. I have one 30L Speidel. These are also nice heavy HDPE and purpose made for fermenting.
4. I have two 13gal HDPE containers with the red lid. They are also a nice quality and just a little thinner than the blue lid and the Speidel containers. I bought two additional speidel stoppers and airlocks to use with them. They also have the large openings and handles. The lids on these have lugs to hold onto and will be easier to open than the blue ones.

Both the blue and red lid containers were used in the pharma industry and the product inside was contained in plastic bags.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:48 AM   #327
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Woo Hoo! Mine just shipped. Hell's yeah.

 
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #328
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Back in stock at MB.

 
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:41 PM   #329
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I was interested in these things before the price jumped up. But $65? I'll stick with my US Plastics 7 gal. buckets. Three delivered, with lids, for $33.
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My 30L will be receiving it's inaugural beer later this week and that inaugural beer will be Pliny The Elder. It could wind up a permanent IPA fermenter if all those hops taint it Yeah, I said taint: giggity!
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