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Old 11-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
Oct 2012
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I have searched for keg-conversion to fermenters, and cannot find one that is inverted utilizing the conical (slight yes) design of a sankey keg. Inverting it would allow the trub to slide down after primary, and enable yeast collection.

The concept:
-inverted sankey
-use 2" tri-clamp connection to oem sankey opening .
-use 2" x 10" long x 1" output ?? conical reducing tube
-use 1" tri-clamp valve
-The inverted top can be treated like others have done by using corney keg tops etc to seal an access opening.

Can anyone predict the outcome of this project? Will I be able to harvest yeast, remove all trub etc with this design?

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
Jan 2011
rural, ohio
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I think the slop will be so slight theat the trub will still sit on it.. just my first thought
P1 Strawberry bannna melomel
p2 mixed berry cyser
p3 lemon ginger melomel
2 gallon fermenting kit is OTW!!!

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
Jan 2013
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did you ever try this out?
Iron and Wood Artisans

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
Jul 2010
Albany, NY
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I bet with an agitator it would beat most conicals.

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