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View Poll Results: What should billpa do with this 15g corny?
Sell it and use the money to purchase a conical fermenter 9 47.37%
Turn it into a conical fermenter (with the help of some welding buddies) 1 5.26%
Sit on it for awhile. You never know when you might want it later 1 5.26%
Give it to me! I have plenty of space to store it 8 42.11%
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #1
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I have a nice clean 15g corny that I got in a trade. I have no real use for it as I brew at most 5g batches. I suppose I can sit on it for awhile and maybe use it if I ever upgrade to larger batches. But honestly, I dont see that in the near future so I might just end up selling it.


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Old 07-13-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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I only do 5 gallon batches, but I think if I had that bad boy on hand, I would find a way to fill it

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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I'm an idiot, but....

Couldn't you use that as a fermenter basically as-is? Either hook up an airlock or just vent the excess pressure once a day. If the dip tube extends all the way to the bottom (you might need to extend it a bit), hook it up to the gas after primary fermentation is done and push all the trub up and out through a picnic tap.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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I voted "give it to me" ! I'll pay shipping!
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:57 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by the_bird
I'm an idiot, but....

Couldn't you use that as a fermenter basically as-is? Either hook up an airlock or just vent the excess pressure once a day. If the dip tube extends all the way to the bottom (you might need to extend it a bit), hook it up to the gas after primary fermentation is done and push all the trub up and out through a picnic tap.
I could definitely use it as a fermenter as-is (at least I think I could). It would be sweet if I could turn it upside down and (with some modification) use it as a conical I suppose that the angle coupled with the fact that it bends back in to accomodate a lid, might not be enough to get all the trub through.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:58 PM   #6
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I have a feeling "give it to me" is gonna run away with this
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:11 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by billpa
I could definitely use it as a fermenter as-is (at least I think I could). It would be sweet if I could turn it upside down and (with some modification) use it as a conical I suppose that the angle coupled with the fact that it bends back in to accomodate a lid, might not be enough to get all the trub through.
I had to go with the give it to me too....but thats because I have 2 10 gallon kegs exactly like that one....and I only use them for fermenting...and I love them. The only problem I run into is that I'm setup for 10 gallon batches and can't brew that much because I need to have some headspace. I could use a 15 gallon version!
I also recently posted a thread about converting mine to a conical style. To be simple about things, you don't need to do any welding.
You definitely scored in getting that thing!

 
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