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Old 11-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #431
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How do these compare to 7.9 gallon plastic buckets, for anyone who has used both? This is more than twice the price, trying to figure out if it's worth the extra money.



 
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #432
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The only "cons" I see is not being able to use a thermowell (unless you use a different stopper and airlock) or a heating wrap. These would only be cons depending on your brewing setup.

Plus, would you still have to put a T-shirt or bag on this thing to keep light out? Or, would that plastic keep enought light out? Depending on your storage location of course.
I simply put weldless thermowells (from Williams Brewing) on mine. Works perfectly with no leaks or issues. Fits right next the the spigot with plenty of room.



 
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:06 AM   #433
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How do these compare to 7.9 gallon plastic buckets, for anyone who has used both? This is more than twice the price, trying to figure out if it's worth the extra money.
I've done a few fermentations in buckets, and I prefer this. It's so much easier getting the top on, and it seals really well. I think you'll be happy with it.

 
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #434
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What does everyone do for dry hopping if you're using the spigot? I really like the idea of using the spigot to transfer to my kegs, but I'm not sure about dry hopping in bags/mesh. Just wondering what everyone else does.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #435
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I transfer into the keg and dry hop there. I'm sure if you did a mesh bag you'd be fine though.

 
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:18 AM   #436
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I'm trying to figure out if the 30L will fit in my ferm fridge or not. I'm good on the height, but I'm a little fuzzy on the width. It says the width is approx 13.5", but I don't know if that is the bottom measurement or what. It looks like bulges our a bit and then the handles add width as well. Could someone who has the 30L measure the widest part of the fermenter and also the width with the spigot included? Thanks!

 
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:51 AM   #437
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After a few beers...I'm getting around 14inches from handle to handle.

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Old 11-25-2013, 06:02 AM   #438
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That's what she said

 
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #439
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Does anyone have the 20L? If so, what is the total volume for that one? It looks like the 30L is marketed a 7.9, but it sounds like it can hold upwards of 9 gallons

 
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #440
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I have 2 of the 30L Speidels which I have used for about 2 years now. I absolutely love them. A 5 gallon batch rises slightly above the half way point on the vessel and provides plenty of head room for vigorous fermentations. I have seen no indications of a problem with lots of xtra head space on my resulting brews so far but would welcome any additional feedback on what would possibly be too much in this regard.
As many have said before these units have nice sturdy handles for moving the fermenter around. Are heavy duty plastic so substantial and no glass breakage problems. The large opening makes pouring wort into the jug easy and cleaning up after brewing a snap. Arm all the way to the bottom to reach the extremities. The lever spigot on the bottom makes bottling easy above the yeast/trub layer and allows easy harvesting of yeast.

A lot of positives and very few if any negatives that I have found or been made aware of.
The quality is top notch.

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Does anyone have the 20L? If so, what is the total volume for that one? It looks like the 30L is marketed a 7.9, but it sounds like it can hold upwards of 9 gallons



 
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