Like it says just got my brewhemoth in. Saw UPS truck pull up and got giddy like a kid on christmas morning then I saw the box and my mood went way down. This thing was beat up. Wanted to wait for girlfriend to come home with my camera to take a pic of the box, but couldn't wait. not impressed with how it was boxed up. The foam pieces were obviously not in there intended place, tank was against a corner and legs were up against side of the tank. I'm sure it was abused during shipping, but I don't really see how they expected the small amount of foam to do the job. I'd happily pay $10 more just to get proper packing.
Ok so there's the rant. The good news is that everything is in good shape. 4" lid is sratched a bit on top, legs are painted then cut so nothing protecting the ends from rust, and mounting bolts are bent a bit. Nothing that would make me return anything. All and all this thing is pretty sweet. Welds look good at bottom were cone meets the cylinder. Only weld I'd say is suspect is the handle welds. They penetrate into the inside of the cylinder and leave excess globs of weld, so I'll have to wash them carefully. Got a pbw soak going on and have it under pressure to check out the seal.
Fits into my fridge with the back leg raise to sit on the hump correctly. Gonna be making a stand to fit in the fridge that I can move it out for cip cleaning. Fermenter won't stand up correctly do to having to raise back leg and I'd like to keep water from cleaning out of my fridge anyways
"If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose."
-Deep Thought, Jack Handy
"Brewers enjoy working to make beer as much as drinking beer instead of working."