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Malty Matt

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I have the all rounder. I like it quite a bit for a few reasons - very easy closed transfers, floating dip tube for clean beer into keg and i pressurize about half my ferments (majority of time I use pressure is very end of fermentation to get a jump on carbonation). I find it does a good job of temperature with the thermowell but the thermowell is a bit of a pain to keep secured and leak free. I have stripped at least one Duotight fitting due to difficulty to install the nut.

I do find it a bit of a pain to get sealed and apart. A strap wrench is a must to me. Getting the lid off can be tricky and I have never tried to pry it off for fear of damaging the plastic.

I don’t know about longevity. Currently at about 6 months regular use with the plastic pressure kit and no issues so far.
Overall it is my go to fermenter. Would be nice to have a better closed/dry hopping method and ability to dump trub (I have the all rounder) but for the price I think it’s a great value.
I second the strap wrench. Didn't have one at first but learned quickly after coming across the suggestion. Another suggestion I haven't added yet was putting a stainless nut on the floating dip tube. I need one for the All Rounder and kegs.

Have you tried the magnet trick for dry hopping? I've used it twice now with a lot of success. Two food safe magnets, muslin bag, and release when ready.
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Um..... that’s not going to work. Any recommendations on temp twister height in a 27l with a float tube?
 

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Um..... that’s not going to work. Any recommendations on temp twister height in a 27l with a float tube?
Are you talking about the excess tubing sticking out of the top? If so, a $3 multi-purpose pipe cutter from Lowes or HD.

If you are worried about the floating dip tube getting tangled then I think that's a common design flaw many have with the Fermzilla.
 
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Yeah, float tube getting tangled. Just curious if there’s an ideal height of the twister. Seems that pushing it down so the float doesn’t get stuck under the coils might work.
 

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Pushing the temp twister down will sacrifice a few handles of beer - its quite nice when the dip tube draws right down near the butterfly valve...
 

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The ring attached to the float ball broke on mine and I'm just going to let it set down by the valve on my next ferment.
 
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