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Old 03-05-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
Droogie Numero Uno
Nov 2011
Durham, NC
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I know this has been done before, but I'm finally undertaking my cheap and easy conical fermentor build. Pretty excited. Been keeping my eyes peeled on craigslist for a cheap refrigerator that I can stick this puppy into so that I can use it to lager.

Just ordered a 15 gallon tank from Rural King ( The 15 gallon full drain inductor tank was only $61.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Can't beat that, should have it in a few days and will amass the rest of the needed hardware while I wait for UPS to deliver.

Also got the 2 to 1 polypropylene reducer bushing at Rural King. Planning on a short pipe nipple and a cheap PVC ball valve on the bottom for my dump valve.

For the side port I'll be using a 1/2" bulkhead fitting with a stainless ball valve and hose barb.

Many thanks to the following sources for the inspiration, will update with pics as my build proceeds.

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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Mar 2011
West Bend, WI
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I'll be watching.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #3
Feb 2012
Asheville, NC
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Hey Jesse, I'm curious about how this is working out. Any update?

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
Dec 2010
Raleigh, NC
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going to add another to my table build is fantastic to just open racking valve and drop it into keg.....split 10g batches with a buddy of mine while we experiment with recipes

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