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Old 03-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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I really like the idea of doing some partial Pressure fermenting.... and in looking around it seemed like I had 2 options (for somewhat reasonable cost) ether a Brewhemoth or sabco's 1/2bbl fermenter.... the problem is I want to do 10-15g split batches so I don't need nearly anything that big. I was leaning in the keg direction so I contacted sabco to see if it was possible to get a 1/4bbl fermenter instead of the 1/2.... A day or two later i get a response that they are just finishing up a small run of exactly what i wanted a (7.75g keg fermenter) to test the market.... Its not cheep but seems reasonable and I am going to pick up 2. Before anyone says it i know someone could weld this up cheaper but I'm not a great welder and would not trust my welds with anything that would be under 15psi. I just wanted to let others know in case they are in a similar situation to me.

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Old 03-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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I also like that i can steam sanitize it by putting it on direct heat and boiling a bit of water in it

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Wonder if we can have them customized with how the cap is configured. Such as not putting anything else into the 4" cap. Then i could use it. Although I prefer to use the tall 1/4 bbl kegs for fermenting for my beers.

I'm looking at picking up a couple of brand new tall 1/4 bbl kegs soon. I might install a TC ferrule and cap with the fittings i want in it. Should still end up being cheaper even with getting a machine shop to do that.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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I am doing something similar i have contacted them and am getting 2 without their 4" cap. I will be building my own cap with the ports i want on it... I agree i like the slim 1/4bbl but those are pretty hard to find at least for me. I did get a quote for $109 for some brand new ones but then i would have to find someone to do all the modifications for me

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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I will be getting 2 of the "select Sanke" it is their "conditioning and serving" tank without the 4" triclamp valve piece. it is cheaper (especially without the valve) and i will be making my own 4" plate on the top anyways... i was concerned that loosing the clamp on the racking arm to turn it under pressure would be a messy issue so i opted to go without it

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #6
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Wonder if we can have them customized with how the cap is configured. Such as not putting anything else into the 4" cap. Then i could use it. Although I prefer to use the tall 1/4 bbl kegs for fermenting for my beers.

I'm looking at picking up a couple of brand new tall 1/4 bbl kegs soon. I might install a TC ferrule and cap with the fittings i want in it. Should still end up being cheaper even with getting a machine shop to do that.
I know they will customize their kettles I had them move ports around on their pro style MT. They only charged me $35 custom charge.

 
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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I got mine a few months ago and so far have put 3 batches through it..... I absolutely love it.. I don't ever want to use a plastic bucket again. I have a more detailed review on my blog at http://angryocelotbrewing.blogspot.c...er-review.html
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #8
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Aaron,
Great blog on the fermentor! Do you have any other pictures of the fermentor? A close up of the top showing what you had customized compared to stock from Sabco would be cool.

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #9
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I will look. If not I will take some tonight. Glad you liked the review
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #10
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Also feel free to poke around my blog. I have some other stuff on there that might be interesting and comment or follow it of you want
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