Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Older conical minibrew 6.5 questions
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
Mr. Infecto
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
befus's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
Posts: 585
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default Older conical minibrew 6.5 questions

I bought a 6.5 conical fermenter from Hobby Equip. just before I went on a lengthy hiatus from brewing. I never used it. I am back brewing now and got out the conical to use on my initial all grain brew since my return. Here are questions I have.

1) This older model had only a single port at the bottom of the fermenter. It has this set-up like the newer ones with a ball valve, etc., but it does not have the one on the side of the cone found on the current model. I assume it was added for a reason. What problems am I going to encounter because of this, if any? And would they be too serious to overcome?

2) All the valves and attachments are plastic. Should I invest in a brass ball valve for the fitting I do have on the bottom of the cone?

Thanks for your opinions.

befus is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 278
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2


the other valve/port is a racking valve. It allows you to sample beer off from above the bottom where are your trub settles. For you - just be vigilant about dumping your trub 1-2 weeks in and dump a little before you plan to goto your keg/bottling bucket to clear out anything else that settled.

yours will work fine and there are no side effects it just means you can't take samples as easily - nothing wrong with that though!
Mellman is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minibrew Conical Fermenter? lpdean Equipment/Sanitation 13 07-24-2015 01:59 AM
Racking arm for Minibrew 15 conical FenoMeno Equipment/Sanitation 2 03-26-2010 04:12 PM
Older Conical Getting Rust Outbred Equipment/Sanitation 2 06-18-2009 02:49 PM
Minibrew 6.5 conical review Castle Meadow Brewery Equipment/Sanitation 8 02-24-2007 05:35 PM
Conical Fermenters minibrew 6.5 Castle Meadow Brewery Equipment/Sanitation 2 02-05-2007 09:03 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads