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Old 08-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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So ive been in contact with a chinese fermenter maker and they came back with this offer... $750 FOB for a 1 bbl fermenter and you can get smaller sizes and bigger sizes for really good prices.. all Tri-clamps and racking arm and what not.. here is the picture of some.. Minimum order is just 5 fermenters... what are your thoughts..

$500 for 10 gallon non jacketed
$550 for a 15 gallon non jacketed
$670 for 20 gallon non jacketed
$1300 for 20 gallon jacketed
$750 for 1bbl fermenter non jacketed
$1400 for 1bbl fermenter Jacketed.
$1000 for 1.5bbl non jacketed
$1800 for 1.5bbl jacketed
$1200 for 2bbl fermenter non jacketed
$2300 for 2bbl Jacketed
$1600 for 3bbl non jacketed
$3000 for 3 Bbl Jacketed..

For beer fermentation.
SS beer fermenter with 60 degree conical
bottom
Working capacity:250L
Innner tank thickness 3MM, jacket 2mm,
outside cladding 2mm, PU insulation 50MM.
1.Material: SS304, 3A mirror Polished inside,
exterior 2B/Satin finish
2.General accessories: 1)Manway at top2) CIP
sprarying Ball 3) Adjustable feet 4)
Thermometer 5) Sample valve 6) sanitary
inlet,beer outlet with racking arm, bottom
yeast outlet.7). Pressure relief and vacuum
valve, 8) lift lugs. 9) Support: Stainless steel 4
legs, details per drawing
Certification: CE, ISO, GMP, Pressure report

that is the specs of the jacketed 2bbl


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Old 08-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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It's the FOB I'm worried about. The price for the fermentor is good but I think shipping would eat up any savings unless you were able to buy them by the container load. Any idea what shipping would be?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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here are my thoughts......SUPPORT AMERICAN WORKERS AND AMERICAN JOBS!
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Wrong thread.
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The company said that if we do get at least 10 fermenters he will start lowering the price of the fermenters.. So anybody.. They do come in all sizes for whatever you need.. So your request can be made for whatever size
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Can you find me a price on 60 gallons?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #8
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Nice lookings units, they come fully polished like that? Also do you think these will be able to hold pressure? Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:46 AM   #9
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I'd be worried about quality, and they're return policy. It is china after all. Can they come jacketed?
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #10
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I'd be worried about quality, and they're return policy. It is china after all. Can they come jacketed?
+1 to this and the FOB. I make my living importing cheap automotive crap from Asia and the Chinese will try just about anything to save a penny.

I would recommend seeing if they have any referrals from US customers. Possibly someone you could hitch a container ride with. Or, hookup with a reputable local importer that could help you with some homework and warranty for little overhead


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