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ThistyViking
02-15-2004, 04:44 AM
Someone asked about connical bottom fermenters so i tried to find a link to a system I used to want.

Seems like they are multiplying.

http://www.mivamall.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=store03&Category_Code=FM

http://store.brewhut.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=260

Here is the one I was really looking for

http://www.vvessel.com/

ScottS
02-15-2004, 09:55 PM
Any idea how much one of those V Vessels costs? How big is it?

TeaTruck
02-16-2004, 02:03 AM
From their faq:

Q) What size dose The V-Vessel System come in?
A) The V-Vessel System comes in one size. It's full capacity is 5 imperial gallons or 23 liters. The unit is marked at the Imperial and US 5 gallon levels.

Q) How much dose The V-Vessel cost?
A) The suggested Retail for The V-Vessel is $149.00 US.

Q) Where can I buy one?
A) For a dealer in the U.S., call one of the distributors listed on the home page. Otherwise call or email Piazza & Associates Ltd., also listed on the home page.

PIAZZA & ASSOCIATES LTD.
1112 Sawgrass Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5C 3V4
Tel: 416-471-7145 Email: info@vvessel.com

ThistyViking
02-16-2004, 08:20 PM
I really like the concept of the V-Vessel, if the cost were less I'd probably own one already

http://www.undergrounddigital.com/vvessel.htm

sells for 129.00

I think my price point would be under $75, at which time i'd probably buy 3-4 There are obvioulsy costs i don't understand making this item so expensive. Nothing wrong with the concept that I know of, but not sure i want to spend 5x as much to replace glass carboys.

JamesB
02-20-2004, 04:16 AM
Do any places sell these conical bottom fermenters which have a capacity of at least 15 gallons? I'd actually like to have a 25 gallon fermenter.

TeaTruck
02-20-2004, 07:21 AM
15 and 25 gallons? Check out the links ThirstyViking posted. The research has already been done for you.

ThistyViking
02-20-2004, 08:32 AM
Do any places sell these conical bottom fermenters which have a capacity of at least 15 gallons? I'd actually like to have a 25 gallon fermenter.

From http://www.mivamall.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=store03&Category_Code=FM

Name Price
THE NEW Affordable Conical $135.00
MiniBrew 8 Gallon Fermenter $168.00
MiniBrew 15 Gallon Fermenter $225.00
MiniBrew Half Barrel 25 Gallon Fermenter $350.00
MiniBrew Half Barrel 40 Gallon Fermenter $425.00

Dcarlis
03-10-2004, 11:47 PM
If you buy a conical fermenter - how do you get your liquid into it? I assume you use a pump with the bigger models.

ThistyViking
03-11-2004, 12:36 AM
Since bigger ones include http://www.stpats.com/Fermenters.htm#vcConical models over 2000 gallons, yeah I'd use a pump fill, that and a forklift for barrels of honey. For the little 40 gallon and under models, a bucket will serve if need be. The nice thing about connicals is not having to rack, you just drain the lees off the bottom.

JamesB
10-28-2004, 07:01 AM
Who has the best bargain for connical fermenters, 25-50 gallon size? ???

ScottS
10-28-2004, 06:55 PM
Good luck finding anything in that size. From my research, they don't really exist. You may be able to get a 25 gal, but you are going to pay BIG $$$ for it. You might as well go straight to 80 gal, and get a variable capacity one. That's what I did.

Of course, then you have to pay to get it shipped from TX.

WikdWaze
10-31-2004, 11:40 AM
http://www.toledometalspinning.com/products/hoppers/priceList.asp

Add a valve, a lid, and some legs and you're there. It's not any cheaper for the little ones, but the big 15-30 gallon ones are a lot cheaper than ready-made.

JamesB
11-10-2004, 07:18 AM
???Can you recommend a place to purchase a valve, lid, and the legs? And then a welder is needed... :-*

David Baldwin
11-10-2004, 07:59 AM
Actually, you can get most or all of the hardware you would need from McMaster-Carr. www.mcmaster.com

As to the welder, well there I can help you - if you want to make a short trip to western Michigan. Not only do I have access to mig and stick welders, but I'm a fair welder myself.

A bottle of ambrosia could buy my services... ;D

WikdWaze
11-10-2004, 03:44 PM
???Can you recommend a place to purchase a valve, lid, and the legs? And then a welder is needed... :-*
They sell lids at the same site. I don't know if they can be made airtight or not. If you're fairly handy, you could make a stand for it out of wood and save the hassle of welding on legs. David already mentioned an excellent site for valves and such.