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Beershasta

Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:13 pm

Pressurizing the Fermentator

I am putting my Christmas list together and am looking at a 14.4 gallon Fermentator.

I see that you can use CO2 to pressurize it for transfers. I can't tell how that is done from the pictures. If the lid seals, where exactly is CO2 pumped in?

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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:22 pm

Which one are you looking at ?
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:24 pm

The Fermentator
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listed as a feature:
It now features a pressure capable lid, which allows you to pump beer up to 6 feet above the fermenter using CO2 pressure.
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:26 pm

Hang on I'll find a better pic for you to look at.
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:40 pm

Good question I can't find a pic of what I'm looking for, maybe someone else can.

Also look at the Sabco unit it's a lot less money and does the same thing.

http://www.kegs.com/15gatrfe.html
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:47 pm

chuck wrote:Good question I can't find a pic of what I'm looking for, maybe someone else can.

Also look at the Sabco unit it's a lot less money and does the same thing.

http://www.kegs.com/15gatrfe.html

It's only $25 less and not as easy to clean. I like the open top cleaning style.
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:53 pm

That's true on that one I thought it was a couple hundred less.
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:04 pm

I'm not sure where you'd do it, either. The hole for the airlock just uses a stopper on the ones I've seen.

If you figure it out, you can also try one of the high-pressure lager yeast.
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:25 pm

Still no pic but more info maybe give them a call.

http://www.fermenator.com/Why%20Conical.htm
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:30 pm

I suppose you could put an air chuck on your co2 tank and remove the airlock....
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:43 pm

chuck wrote:Good question I can't find a pic of what I'm looking for, maybe someone else can.

Also look at the Sabco unit it's a lot less money and does the same thing.

http://www.kegs.com/15gatrfe.html


Same thing here... Lots cheaper...

http://cgi.ebay.com/FERMENTER-15-5-GALLON-HOME-BREW-EQUIPMENT-KEG_W0QQitemZ160028729832QQihZ006QQcategoryZ38172QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:33 pm

That's the one I was looking for :lol:

When I was at Sabco the Pres showed that one to me and I was really impressed, the only problem I have is with stairs and how do I move the thing full of wort up and down the stairs.
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Post Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:59 am

The fermenter that is selling on Ebay is not the same version as Sabco sells. It may be an older model but if you look at them both side by side, you can see the differences.

I have a 15 gallon plastic conical with a rotating racking arm that I built but it leave too much yeast behind is difficult to clean and cleaning is the main reason why I want the Fermentator. The Sabco (both versions) would be even harder to clean than what I currently have and would also leave too much yeast cake behind.

Here is my home made conical: (it now has a stainless racking arm)
[img][img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a2/pshasta/conical.jpg[/img]
Here is a list of costs for making mine:
$57.09 Tank
$4.92 2"X1/2" reducer (for dump valve)
$2.98 Two 1/2" brass ball valves (honest, they were at Habor Frieght)
$1.88 Four silicone o-rings
$2.94 Three 1/2" nipples
$1.10 Two stainless washers
$6.84 Two Stainless 1/2" couplings
$4.83 One 45 degree 1/2"maleX1/2"female
$1.19 3/8"X1/2" compression nut
$0.56 Two PVC fittings
$0.00 3/8" copper tubing (brewery scraps)
$0.00 1/4" tubing (brewery scraps) (for seal)
TOTAL $84.33

I'm still interested in the Fermentator question if anyone know it. I will call them Monday is knowbody knows the answer.

Thanks everyone for your help.
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Post Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:18 am

I see what your saying about cleaning the darn things. I'll have time today to call and see if I can get a pic or at least an answer.
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Post Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:54 am

Beershasta did the yeast cling to the sides of the plastic conical? Is that the problem with leaving too much yeast behind?

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