My new fermenters

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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby mashy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:32 am

Why not buy a 20$ wide mouth plastic fermenter to get started and save yourself a fortune!

They ALWAYS come in useful later on if you choose to upgrade.
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby pollix » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:59 am

The wort is not going to touch the cooling coil.


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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby mashy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:14 pm

Why's that?
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby pollix » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:17 am

If you put 7 gallons in a 14 gallon fermenter the wort is not going to touch the cooling coil


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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby mashy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:30 am

russo wrote:Hi Guys,
I'm new in the hobby and I'm thinking about to buy the SS brewtech fermenter but the difference between the 7Gal and 14Gal is not that much and that is the reason I'm writing here. Would be a problem use the 14GAL for 20L batch? I have a BM20 and the difference between the fermenters are 85€. How bad would be if has that much space for a "small" batch?

Thanks in advance.
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Alex


You don't need either. Get to grips with brewing and the decision will make itself. You will grow as you learn.
Until then perhaps use a wide mouth plastic fermenter. Shiney stainless steel doesn't make better beer.... You do.

Guys here have SS setups. What kit you have is part of the journey. You will learnt FAR MORE if you use a wide mouth fermenter. Less risk and this will help you make better beer quicker. Which for me is what it is all about.

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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby Onthebrew » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:40 pm

I would sort of echo what mashy says. I have a whole wish list of stuff I want, but after about 8 brews there is still so much basic stuff to perfect I think an ss chronical would be another unknown variable in the mix. Have you got a brew fridge set up yet? That's probably the best place to start in terms of fermentation.

I use the speidal fermenters and am happy with them in the short term. If you plan on having more than one brew going at a time you will need spares anyway.
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby brugen » Sun May 07, 2017 9:44 pm

I agree with Nick (sorry I meant Mashy). I bought a 6US gal SS fermentor early in my career as it looked the business. I rarely use it now.

I'd go with the wide mouth wine ferementers. The only exception (thanks again Mashy) is if you want to secondary a Christmas Ale or a porter for a few months when you'll want something that is opaque. Again you can buy plastic.
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby Wobor » Tue May 09, 2017 5:52 am

I love it. Its mine
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby mashy » Tue May 09, 2017 3:57 pm

Very nice. Very nice indeed. And I admire your hand labeled stock too.

...surely it needs a shiny stainless steel airlock to complete the picture :shock:
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby LMoerkens » Tue May 09, 2017 11:46 pm

That is a great setup :beerbang:
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby Wobor » Wed May 10, 2017 10:17 am

Thanks. You're right, my airlock is awful :D
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Re: My new fermenters

Unread postby Tipsy » Fri May 12, 2017 2:38 am

Wobor wrote:I love it. Its mine


Nice.....I too love stainless. I ferment in an olive oil drum. (Dicko had a thread on them somewhere)
I agree the the beer is the same as a plastic fermented beer but I do find the cleaning easier.
As for the cost...well I did buy a BM over a grainfather :wink:
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