YuriRage built his own but then again he can TIG weld........quite well from the beads I've seen. Go to Toledo Metal Spinning http://www.toledometalspinning.com/ they have SS hoppers and lids and even say they'll custom weld whatever you want like a ferrule or legs. The ferrule might be nice so you could go weldless fittings. The hoppers are high $ but still reasonably compared to a Fermenator or equivalent. If you can TIG or know someone who can it would be an awesome project. Check out Yuri's conical build or PM him to ask about what it cost him to build his fermenter.Grimsawyer said:How much does it cost to build your own?