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Old 03-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #21
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Ordered the 30L + spare airlock (never seen them but based on the pic I estimate fist sized!?). So excited I am going to clean my work spaces thoroughly. It is a freakin' awesome day for cleaning a garage while enjoying a homebrew! SWMBO will be appeased by my cleaning efforts.

EDIT: Holy Crap just got an email saying my order has shipped! That took all of about 4 hrs.


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Old 03-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #22
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Just used my 30L for the first time 2 weeks ago today. Still fermenting. It's a work of art.
Of course, I can be sure the beer will be no better than in my buckets but this is easy to carry and clean. I'm sold on it. Wish it were cheaper but it's 100% quality built.


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Old 03-29-2013, 09:29 PM   #23
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They're essentially selling olive oil futsi with a hole drilled in the top for a heck of a mark up. Here is an example of another store selling the same thing (essentially) for $50 less http://thevintnervault.com/product/2...-30-liter.html At the price DWB is charging, you can buy a brand new keg and ferment in that and still spend less. Their business model makes no sense to me.
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If I was to buy some new SS fermenters I'd probably go with the 1/4th barrel kegs from here: http://www.geemacher.com/pricing.php

$111 + shipping at 7.75 gallons, rig up a gas vent for primary, switch to the standard spear, cold crash, and transfer it out under pressure or use it like a carboy and use an autosiphon. Cheaper than the Fusti 30 liters and the deep woods SS carboy.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #24
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Got my Speidel; can safely say w/o having used it that I will prefer it over my better bottle.
Going to make a huge RIS to celebrate!
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #25
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Have 2 better bottles (6.5 gallons, ported) for 2 years. Love them. Just do a soak in oxyclean and usually that's good. Have 2 30L speidels I just got couple months ago- put my first batch in last week- so far so good. Huge air lock and larger opening up top are a nice plus. Will let all now how it went after fermentation is done
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #26
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I am really interested in upgrading to the 60L. What is the exact size> I see on more beer's site they state approximate dimensions at 15.75" diam. Does this include the handles? I have 15.50" in my fermentation fridge and am wondering if this will fit. Thanks for help.
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My only complaint with the better bottles is the amount of flex in the larger(5,6G in particular) bottles. It's not an issue if you don't need to move your brew often/far but if you're not expecting it you can drain your airlock into the brew.
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I am really interested in upgrading to the 60L. What is the exact size> I see on more beer's site they state approximate dimensions at 15.75" diam. Does this include the handles? I have 15.50" in my fermentation fridge and am wondering if this will fit. Thanks for help.
The 60L is about 17 inches wide at the handles. It is 24.5 inches tall.


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