Stainless Steel fermenting

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Stainless Steel fermenting

Post by timcress10 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:06 pm

Hi folks,

Looking for input from those of you that have made the shift to stainless steel fermenting vessels. I'm hoping over the next while, once I've saved up some, to jump into either a stainless brew bucket or conical. I know the price difference between the two is fairly substantial, but I'm leaning towards the conical for a couple reasons;
1. the idea of being able to harvest yeast easier with a separate run off valve
2. big fan of the "buy it once, cry once" mentality
3. eventual transferring under pressure with the conical

Thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciate, and I haven't 100% made up my mind, but am heavily leaning towards the conical side. Also, if any one has purchased them, what manufacturer do you recommend? Thanks all, and happy brewing!
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Re: Stainless Steel fermenting

Post by GAM » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:48 pm

Money wise don't buy a conical commercial product.

I have 3 stainless fermenters, (1) retrofitted 50(ish)l keg, (2&3) are 40l soda kegs.

LiverDance did the large one and I would not do what he did. He cut the bottom "rubber" stuff off inverted the keg and put a TC cap on the top. He then drilled a hole (#13 bung) in the bottom. All works ok but its a beast to move.

The soda kegs are great and can use threaded blow off tubes or air locks and bungs.

Cleaning is PBW , rinse and Starsan.


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