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Stainless Fermenter

Price may be over the top, but I am lusting after these. I sent them an email to find out if they can add a diptube to the top so I can use my Ranco Temp control. I will post back if they respond.

http://www.dwbrewproducts.com/shop/prod ... entor-p-59

I saw those, and they do look nice… but I can’t help but think -

“One SS Bucket = 10 plastic buckets w/ lids and spigots”

[quote=“Braufessor”]I saw those, and they do look nice… but I can’t help but think -

“One SS Bucket = 10 plastic buckets w/ lids and spigots”[/quote]

I agree but the SS should last forever.

Have you considered one of these?

http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?mai ... ts_id=1073

They make sweet fermentors.

[quote=“sqhead”][quote=“Braufessor”]I saw those, and they do look nice… but I can’t help but think -

“One SS Bucket = 10 plastic buckets w/ lids and spigots”[/quote]

I agree but the SS should last forever.[/quote]

I’ve only been brewing about 5-6 years. I’ve used the same bucket since day one and at about 5 batches per year per bucket.

If you need a stainless steel fermenter, I’d probably want a nice conical fermenter. If I had a lot of money burning a hole in my pocket, I might want one with temp control.

[quote=“narcout”]Have you considered one of these?

http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?mai ... ts_id=1073

They make sweet fermentors.

[/quote]

Are those 10 gal.? If so, how much are you filling them?

First look I thought the tube was from one to the other, then I saw they were separate.

+1 on the 10 gallon. they’re easy to clean, move, and carb if you need to. i usually fill to 6 gallons and hook up a blow off line to the gas.

The OP’s link reminded me of some dairy pails I was thinking about using a few years ago.

http://hambydairysupply.com/xcart/produ ... 279&page=1

About the same price.

They are 10 gallons, but I’m only filling them with 5.25 gallons of wort. You could probably ferment 8 gallons in them without issue.

OP, your link looks very much like a modified Fusti - a SS bulk olive oil container, originally made only in Italy though also from China I would suppose now. I’ve been hoping for an improvement in the euro-dollar exchange rate for years…

IIRC the standard spigot hole is a different size than we typically use, but there’s probably a way around that. They are available in 5l size increments. I’ve read of brewers occassionaly using them for fermenters and having good results. Do the work yourself and you might save some - but not a lot - of bucks.

Some fustis have dimensions very close to our typical buckets, and that works well for some of us (better than a conical for me). I’ve got three lagers in buckets in my fridge right now… and like being able to do that!

Next time I get to Italy I’ll have to check local prices, but that’s not for another year at least…

[quote=“sqhead”]Price may be over the top, but I am lusting after these. I sent them an email to find out if they can add a diptube to the top so I can use my Ranco Temp control. I will post back if they respond.

http://www.dwbrewproducts.com/shop/prod ... entor-p-59[/quote]

Those are neat, with the option of boiling and fermenting all in the same vessel…Just have to make you a chiller that would fit that opening.

Anyone have extensive experience with fermenting with all of you cold/hot break, which is Deep Wood is advocating?
Would seem to streamline the process a bit. It also looks as if they are marketing a chiller to fit that 7" opening now.

If you bagged the hops for easy removal, this would be a good candidate for doing a one-vessel, no-chill brew.

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