Hi John; is that just the 14g or will that be on the 7.3g also? If not, why would it make sense for one but not the other? Trub volume?
I have one of the 7 gallon ones and will soon be ordering another. in my top 5 brewing gadgets. I no-chill in mine and also bottle from it. Heck if I could figure out a way to mash and boil in it I'd never move wort againAnybody ever order from these guys? Any feedback on the quality of their products?
Absolutely... it's the same as on the Stout Tank & Kettle website discussed in this thread. Obviously everyone's experience may vary, for ~$300 it was worth a shot to me. Many of our more vigorous fermentations have been pushing through the airlock in our 6.5gal carboys. Yes, I could do a blowoff but we'd still be losing the yeast. I could collect less, but after transferring to secondary, keg, filtration, etc it's nice to shoot higher and end up with a full keg. Full report to follow... first batch will be a winter wheat with WLP380 (Hefe IV), one of our frequent offendersCould you please post pics and a review once you are all set?
When you decide to step your system up to a bigger batch, you may want to try fermenting in Sankes. I have both and there are definitely pluses and minuses to each method, but I can set up 4-5 Sanke-based fermenters (used Sanke cost plus fermentation hardware) for the price of one of the 14.5 gal conicals. Personally, I am finding that I prefer the Sanke method for space, CO2 xfer capability, and simplicity (fewer parts) and I do not have blowoff issues on either the stout tank or the Sanke as long as I use a blowoff tube (I have had blowoffs on conical when I used only a bubbler airlock)Absolutely... it's the same as on the Stout Tank & Kettle website discussed in this thread. Obviously everyone's experience may vary, for ~$300 it was worth a shot to me.