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Offline fakr

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New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« on: February 25, 2013, 09:43:18 AM »
Received two new Brewhemoth fermenters on the weekend.  Both fermenters are 22GAL max capacity, come with sanitary fittings, and pressure tested to 100psi I believe.  
For stainless conical fermenters, these are very affordable, but do come bare bones, no fittings, no clamps, etc.  
They are big enough, in person, to create some oohs and aaws, but are compact enough that they still fit in my fermentation chamber and can be hidden away.   Not sure I'd want to hide them though ;)

The sanitary fittings on these really make me wish I had sanitary fittings on all my other brewing vessels.

I also bought a used commercial bar fridge which I'll be installing 2 quad tower taps on that I've acquired over the months.  The fridge, to be honest, is one of the nicest, most versatile fridges I've seen.  Solid stainless top, great for a counter or work bench, and the fridge compartment has 3 doors, with a light on the inside.  Fully temp adjustable.  If I had to guess, I would say the fridge holds for sure 18+ corney kegs.  I even laid down in the fridge and had lots of room.   The fridge, IMHO, is a life long investment.   the only thing that can break on it is the motorpump, which is serviceable through a slide out drawer type compartment on one end.

Main reasons for buying the brewhemoths and fridge, cost aside:

1.  clean in place system for the brewhemoths.  no water will be carried or dumped...all done with pumps.
2.  In place carbonation.  option to naturally carbonate beer in the fermenter
3.  Dispense fully carbonated beer directly into kegs - ready to server
4.  Large cold storage in fridge for lagering and long term storage.
5.  fridge is the center point to build a bar onaround.

Here are some pics of the fermenters on the fridge and in my fermentation chamber.
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 09:56:16 AM »
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 09:57:38 AM »
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 09:58:52 AM »
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 10:26:36 AM »
That. Is. Awsome!!!!
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 10:37:06 AM »
So shiny!

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 10:53:16 AM »
I'm just waiting for the buyers remorse to kick in!  haha!

But seriously, this is the biggest step in my craftbrewing hobby, and the most exciting next to the very first glass of all grain I ever made.
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 11:33:20 AM »
Quote from: "fakr"
I'm just waiting for the buyers remorse to kick in!  haha!

But seriously, this is the biggest step in my craftbrewing hobby, and the most exciting next to the very first glass of all grain I ever made.


 :lol: "hobby"  :lol:

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 12:22:50 PM »
Nice setup.

You need to start drinking more.

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 12:27:32 PM »
I think when I finally get my shit together (once I've got a house), I'll be making a home for one of these badboys.
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 01:01:01 PM »
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I think when I finally get my shit together (once I've got a house), I'll be making a home for one of these badboys.


Good plan Richard.  These are solid fermenters that will last, well, forever if you take care of them.

Personally, I would recommend buying your toys before a house....ever heard of being new home broke?  it's true...the first 5 years can be very hard on the pocket book.

You should just get one now Richard!   :lol:
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2013, 08:30:30 PM »
Yeah those are beeeutiful....

You have any extra 2" tri-clamp "caps"? The one with the ball lock connector on it, you bought that right? (didn't make it?) Or did it come with the fermenter?
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 08:43:02 PM »
+1 to Brew
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 12:04:18 AM »
those are 1" TC caps with 1/4" NPT male threads.  bought the corney plug and liquidgas fittings from OBK.  put them together myself.
They are real slick.  A gas port at the top for spundingpressurizing the fermenter, and a liquid port on the racking valve to transfer directly to a keg with a liquid to liquid fitting transfer hose.

So, spunded, naturally carbed, and kegged fully carbed, ready to chill and serve!
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 03:41:04 PM »
Brew, if you're looking for 2" TC caps, you can get them here:
http://www.brewershardware.com/2-Tri-Clover-Cap.html
Pretty cheap at $3.75 each.
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