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Old 05-28-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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thats pretty cool. i dont really know all the advantages to a conical tho. i see it owuld make yeast harvesting easier but how would it improve the beer? less contact with the trub?


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Old 05-28-2007, 09:10 PM   #3
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thats pretty cool. i dont really know all the advantages to a conical tho. i see it owuld make yeast harvesting easier but how would it improve the beer? less contact with the trub?
I like it 'cause I plan on building it in such a way that I dont hafta lift the flamin carboy, but can merely drain it to another carboy and harvest the yeast.

I have left beer on trub for almost a month and have seen no effects. It takes months for yeast to go into autolysis. By then my beer is bottled and perhaps consumed!
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
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how does a conical improve the beer itself? does it jsut make it easier or does it make better beer?
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:15 AM   #5
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78 - It eliminates the need to rack to a bright tank because you can pull the trub out the bottom. Handy if you are doing 20 gallon batches.


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