Originally Posted by XPLSV
There is some advantage to harvesting yeast and perhaps introducing some CO2 and/or O2 (early on), but...don't know that I would spend the money, either. Now, if I were to be given a conical...
There's CIP (clean in place) options, they are stainless and easy to sanitize, you can pressurize them for transfers, harvest yeast, drop trub and then secondary in the same vessel (i.e. drop trub and dryhop without yeast), etc.