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Old 11-21-2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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hnnnnnnnnnngggg those are beautiful!

We just started to ferment our 30g batches in sanke kegs for the same reason. Moving, cleaning, and transferring 6 carboys per batch is not fun.
No fun at all..I will still use the buckets for 6-12 gallon brews in my smaller fermentation chamber. I just pulled a sample from my first batch fermenting in the conical and starting to realize how nice it is to use a conical. Nothing to sanitize except the valve. Right into the flask with the hydrometer. No air exposure. Doing mainly lagers it will be nice to dump yeast and secondary right in the same conical.


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Old 11-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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I currently have one of the 15 gal hdpe conicals....but am in the market for a second. I have been considering the brehemoth, so I'm subscribed
Please share your conical with us! Also please review the Brewhemoth if you decide to get one. Thanks!


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Old 11-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #13
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It's basically the plastic/hdpe 15 gallon conical from the link above. I outfitted it with a 1-1/2" tri clamp butterfly dump valve, a 1/2 racking port and a tri clamp fitting in the lid to use a spray ball so I can CIP. I plan on adding a stainless coil I picked up off this site to heat and cool.

For now it's mounted in a table/cabinet that is my fermentation chamber.

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Oh yeah, I also have a 1-1/2" triclamp site glass that I use as a yeast catcher, and to see what's going on! It's got 10 gals if simcoe pale ale fermenting away right now.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #14
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Nice action shot! Like how you hooked it up. I'm thinking about a coil in mine too. Not sure how I'm gonna make it work yet. How are you planning to install the coil on your fermenter?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:05 AM   #15
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Another option - http://www.bubbasbarrels.com/node/79
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They were $1095.00 each on sale with standard fittings plus shipping. I added stainless pressure relief valve, T's, 3/4" ball valves on blow off, 2" 90's on dump, CIP, pressure gauges and larger 1 1/2" Tri clamp on lid to accept CIP. All in all with shipping to east coast was around $3200.00 for both. Shipping was steep at $460.00 They had them in stock and I had them in 1 week. They got a little dinged up in shipping but they are working on getting that resolved through the carrier. Mike @ Glacier Tanks has been very helpful and customer service has been top notch.
I will agree that those fermenters are the epitome of all home brewers wet dreams. They put Blichmann running for shame. The only problem is that I got two Blichmann 15 gal conicals for far less than half the cost of your two Glaciers. Maybe I'm in the wrong thread. If this is the Landed Gentry Thread, Please excuse me....
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I will agree that those fermenters are the epitomee of all home brewers wet dreams. They put Blichmann running for shame. The only problem is that I got two Blichmann 15 gal conicals for far less than half the cost of your two Glaciers. Maybe I'm in the wrong thread. If this is the Landed Gentry Thread, Please excuse me....
Please share your Blichmann conicals and your opinion of conicals in general would be great! I would love to see them and how you have them set up.

I agree the Glacier Tanks (31gallon) are a little pricey but a comparable 27 gallon Blichmann with Tri- clamps is the same price.

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this is what I have. http://morebeer.com/view_product/107...ted_and_Cooled I've been very happy with it. no complaints on my end.
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Nice action shot! Like how you hooked it up. I'm thinking about a coil in mine too. Not sure how I'm gonna make it work yet. How are you planning to install the coil on your fermenter?
My plan with the coil is to mount it through the lid, so it can be easily pulled out if need be. I use a spray ball to clean in place which I suspect will easily clean the coil....but just in case.....

The table was built with the plan if adding a second.

I'm really happy with the sight glass yeast catcher....
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Hey max out!!


I was just looking at your photos. Where did you get your fridge that you keep your primary conical tank in? I am wanting to do a similar setup as you. I use the brew magic so I was think of just using their fermenter as a secondary.

Option on sabco fermenter anyone?


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