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Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby lcatulo » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:19 pm

Hi ppl,

Just got these delivered today...

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Anyone using?

Comments / feedback?
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby Cervantes » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:57 am

Hi,

I've seen them and they look the goods. Just not sure about how they would fit in my fermenting fridge.

Please report back and let us know how they perform.
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby redwing_al » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:27 am

I have 4 of them and have done 4 brews with them. let me know if you have any questions, but I can share a couple things right now...

Here are a few videos I've done...

1. Unboxing: http://youtu.be/wM1u8N8iSU0?list=UUeSsV ... Nboce9yhJA

2. Racking to Keg (with bloopers!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvlQIyZ ... Nboce9yhJA

Video's 3 and 4 were from the first brew with my new Braumeister 20L and consider these videos a warning on what not to do!
3. Potential disaster!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDlZVJz ... Nboce9yhJA
4. Potential disaster Pt.2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEEhylt ... Nboce9yhJA

Again, I can likely answer any questions; although I have not harvested yeast from any of my brews, but I could do so very easily...
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Keg 3:
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby Cervantes » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:11 am

Many thanks for that. I will watch the video's once I get home.

Bearing in mind that I haven't seen the video's which may answer this question.....................

How do you manage temperature control for these fermentors?
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby redwing_al » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:16 am

Cervantes wrote:Many thanks for that. I will watch the video's once I get home.

Bearing in mind that I haven't seen the video's which may answer this question.....................

How do you manage temperature control for these fermentors?


You would manage temperature as you would any other vessel such as a carboy or bucket. There is no temperature management; however, there is a thermowell insert where you could easily insert a thermometer. I removed my thermowell insert and added a small petcock valve to take wort samples. :-)
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Keg 3:
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby redwing_al » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:17 am

redwing_al wrote:
Cervantes wrote:Many thanks for that. I will watch the video's once I get home.

Bearing in mind that I haven't seen the video's which may answer this question.....................

How do you manage temperature control for these fermentors?


You would manage temperature as you would any other vessel such as a carboy or bucket. There is no temperature management; however, there is a thermowell insert where you could easily insert a thermometer. I removed my thermowell insert and added a small petcock valve to take wort samples. :-)



By the way, my basement maintains my wort at a consistent 65F to 66F
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Keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:
FastFermenting Vessel 1: ~
FastFermenting Vessel 2: ~
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby Cervantes » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:31 am

I have doubts that I could fit more than one in my current fermenting fridge.....
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby redwing_al » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:39 am

Cervantes wrote:I have doubts that I could fit more than one in my current fermenting fridge.....


i doubt that you will too... although, without the collection ball on the bottom, you could certainly lager by setting it in a bottling bucket. Head on over to Homebrewtalk.com and there is a pretty good conversation thread regarding these vessels.
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Keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:
FastFermenting Vessel 1: ~
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby Cervantes » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:32 am

redwing_al wrote:
Cervantes wrote:I have doubts that I could fit more than one in my current fermenting fridge.....


i doubt that you will too... although, without the collection ball on the bottom, you could certainly lager by setting it in a bottling bucket. Head on over to Homebrewtalk.com and there is a pretty good conversation thread regarding these vessels.


Thanks. I'll have a look.
Cheers :cheers:
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby HopSong » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:32 pm

Thanks for the video's. I'd offer two comments on what I saw in the initial video where you were racking. Have the tubing extend to the bottom of the keg. You were aerating the hack out of your beer. In the third video where you added a blowoff.. the pitcher was higher than the top of the wort. That is asking for big time suck back. Should not be a problem while real active fermentation is going on.. but once it slows, if something happens to the temp in your brew room and it drops, you could get all that contaminated liquid sucking back into the fermenter.
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby redwing_al » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:22 am

HbgBill wrote:Thanks for the video's. I'd offer two comments on what I saw in the initial video where you were racking. Have the tubing extend to the bottom of the keg. You were aerating the hack out of your beer. In the third video where you added a blowoff.. the pitcher was higher than the top of the wort. That is asking for big time suck back. Should not be a problem while real active fermentation is going on.. but once it slows, if something happens to the temp in your brew room and it drops, you could get all that contaminated liquid sucking back into the fermenter.


Thank you for the advice, I shall modify my operation accordingly!
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Keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:
FastFermenting Vessel 1: ~
FastFermenting Vessel 2: ~
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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby niels » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:29 am

redwing_al wrote:Head on over to Homebrewtalk.com and there is a pretty good conversation thread regarding these vessels.

Do you have a link to the discussion? If it's not too much to ask, could you post it here.

It's always a good idea to link references as it makes it a lot easier to find them.

About the FastFerment: I watched some videos about them in the past weeks. They look brilliant when you want to collect yeast.

But I still crave for a BrewBucket :)

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Re: Fastferment Conical Fermenters...

Unread postby redwing_al » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:07 pm

niels wrote:
redwing_al wrote:Head on over to Homebrewtalk.com and there is a pretty good conversation thread regarding these vessels.

Do you have a link to the discussion? If it's not too much to ask, could you post it here.

It's always a good idea to link references as it makes it a lot easier to find them.

About the FastFerment: I watched some videos about them in the past weeks. They look brilliant when you want to collect yeast.

But I still crave for a BrewBucket :)

- Niels



HI there,
here are some links to discussions regarding FastFerment experiences:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/fastfer ... er-478906/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/fastfer ... al-479018/
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Keg 2:
Keg 3:
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