35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

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35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby nibber » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:29 pm

I am thinking of buying one but cannot decide which !
Anyone here used/own either type?
Obviously the Fermentasaurus is a much cheaper option but plastic which I am not a fan of regarding cleaning/scratching/longevity.
Must admit I am an Ss product fan boy :D as I have a couple of Brewmaster buckets-
The Ss unitank is solid, made of stainless and has a cooling coil, tri-clamps,butterfly valves etc but very expensive and will probably outlast me!
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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby aziztan » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:56 pm

The Sauraus gen 2 will soon be upgraded with a larger opening (for easier cleaning) and the new design is shorter which makes it an attractive option especially being able to fit into a fridge for temp control.

Personally I'd get the SS brewtech for the ease of sanitation and longevity, but unless you have huge fridge, lagering would be challenging with a glycol.

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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby nibber » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:12 pm

Pros for the Fermentasaurus-
Cheap and good value for money
Less to clean up afterwards.
Less likely to leak (pressure I mean)

Cons for the Fremantasaurus-
Build quality
The dump valve looks flimsy (seen issues online with it)
Plastic construction easy to scratch

Pros for the Ss Unitank-
Easy to clean/maintain as stainless construction
Cooling Coil
Build quality
Longevity

Cons for the SS Unitank-
Very expensive
All those tri-clamps to clean and seal!
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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby Onthebrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:46 pm

stainless all the way!
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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby mashy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:15 pm

The Fermentasaurus would a bit wriggly to clean. Might actually be like a bar of soap with wet hands.

The SS brewtech is lovely (SS fan) BUT is a cleaning/lifting nightmare and it won't move easily enough.

I thin you kno which one you want anyway ............ do it ....... you only round this way once.
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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby aziztan » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:30 pm

Have you seen the Grainfather Conical? That's what I have. The biggest win is the integrated cooling sleeve - much easier to clean compared to the SSbrewtech cooling coil. Also programmable which is really useful when going away for holidays for me.

Doesn't look as nice as the SS brewtech uni tank though, what a beauty!

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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby mashy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:12 am

Your are just showing off now :D

In the UK, we only need cooling for one day in August normally. So it's quite easy.. Go to the beach. As its also the only day warm enough for a paddle.

Cooling indeed :)
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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby aziztan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Totally forgot how cold it gets over there... You can cold crash and lager outdoors!

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Re: 35Ltr Fermentasaurus vs 40 Ltr Ss Unitank

Unread postby mashy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:12 pm

aziztan wrote:Totally forgot how cold it gets over there... You can cold crash and lager outdoors!

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