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Old 11-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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Cone bottom container from chem-tainer.

comes with a molded cover, and is like $60 shipped to my door

here's the technical drawing
chemical resistance chart which shows a resistence level of A (will resist) to both ethyl alcohol 100% and 38%. also shows that it is resistant to whiskey and vinegar

Specs manual

here's a 5 gallon for $25


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Old 11-24-2011, 01:23 AM   #2
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Cone bottom container from chem-tainer.

comes with a molded cover, and is like $60 shipped to my door

here's the technical drawing
chemical resistance chart which shows a resistence level of A (will resist) to both ethyl alcohol 100% and 38%. also shows that it is resistant to whiskey and vinegar

Specs manual

here's a 5 gallon for $25
It would probably work just fine as a fermentor but would be a very poor substitute for a conical if we're taking about dumping yeast and so on.
Also the capacity is too low for 5 gallon batches...you'd want it to be 6.5 gallons at least.


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Old 11-24-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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i totally mis-read the technical drawing. this has no outlet on the bottom.
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:52 AM   #4
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While you easily could add a dump valve the cone angle is wrong. The standard rule of thumb is 60 degrees.
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:34 AM   #5
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While you easily could add a dump valve the cone angle is wrong. The standard rule of thumb is 60 degrees.
I wouldn't worry as much about that. 60 degrees comes as much from the fact that it what was readily available to brewer's as anything else
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From the same site:
Norwesco 15 Gallon Beer, Wine, Biodiesel Inductor Tank (TN1923IN)
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That one looks a lot better. It still looks like you need to put a valve at the bottom though, but it's also a lot cheaper than the other plastic conicals.

EDIT: Just noticed that stand was not included, and is an additional $112. But even at around $175 it doesn't seem to bad of a price.


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