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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2013, 06:02:06 PM »
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Hey fakr - so there are 5 ports on the fermenter? I guess the top one is 4"? What are the others, all 1.5"?


Since fakr hasn't answered immediately...

Top 4" - Cleanout
Beside the top, 1" - Spunding, Loading
Just above the cone, 1" - Sampling, Temp probe
Just above the bottom, on the cone, 1" - Racking
Bottom, 1.5" - Trub dump.

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2013, 06:21:35 PM »
Cool thanks... how do you think the bottom port would work if it was 1"?
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2013, 06:31:55 PM »
What are you up to brew?

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2013, 06:44:42 PM »
I'm trying to cost out the hardware needed to convert my keg fermenter into the "Fermonster"!

I'm thinking of cutting the skirt off the bottom of the keg and welding some lengths of bedframe to the keg to lift it off the floor (like the bo-heem-eth). I'd be fairly easy to cut holes after that and weld the proper size ferrules in place. At the very least I'd like to have a bottom port in the fermonster so I can use a CIP ball to clean it with... I really like the sample valve idea as well. Toying with the value of the bottom port vs. the racking port though...
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2013, 07:04:21 PM »
Sorry guys didnt see the post.

The dump port is very useful in the conical but if you're using a keg you could get away with just a racking port and install a rotating dip tube.  I see guys using them with sanitary fittings on non conicals.  The gasket you use is teflon i think and allows you to rotate.  
Keep the dip tube pointing down to suck up the trub n yeast, the. Rotate it to the side to rack the beer.
I'll see if i can find the link for the rotating racking arms.
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2013, 07:04:38 PM »
Hmmm.  Interesting idea.

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2013, 07:50:16 PM »
"If God had intended for us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs."

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2013, 07:55:39 PM »
"If God had intended for us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs."

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #68 on: March 18, 2013, 07:58:40 PM »
Cool - food for thought there...
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #69 on: March 19, 2013, 09:31:06 AM »
I don't have a big setup but I do have a diptube like this:
http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=151

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #70 on: March 19, 2013, 11:03:23 AM »
Fyi Brew, 1" and 1.5" sanitary fittings use the same diameter clamps and gaskets so they are interchangeable.
The other size fittings are not so i'd suggest sticking with 1" and 1.5".
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #71 on: March 19, 2013, 11:06:25 AM »
Ahh I see! I was wondering why they were listed on the site as 1"/1.5" ...
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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2013, 11:19:56 AM »
Thought I'd post a couple of updated pics of the brewery.  Finally got a range hood, running water and finished my HLT with a 50' 1/2" herms coil.

Only thing left is to mount the new grain mill to it's base.

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2013, 11:29:19 AM »
Very nice.  This is awesome!

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Re: New equipment - Fermenters and Fridge
« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2013, 12:52:55 PM »
And here's the new grain mill.  It's a crankandstein 3D, 3 roller mill.  This sucker is damn heavy!
Going to mount it in the new mill table tonight!

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