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    Default My new Stainless Steer Fermentor

    Look what Santa Claus brought me yesterday. Funny thing was though, he was wearing a FedEx costume...



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    Got one of those myself. Just slipped a disc last week trying to lift it, full, from under a counter. Let me recommend that you not try to do that. 4.5 kg feels light, but add in 20 kg of must and lift it improperly and it can do a real job on your back. Other than that it's been great so far. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Ooooh, watch the back, I hate lifting my 5 gallon glass carboy. I'm looking forward to it, also planning on ordering a second one for secondary.
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    Is that a bag of potatoe chips in the background I see?
    better to do it than to live in the fear of it
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    No, its a hot/cold bag for groceries (blue one). We put ice in it and get fresh fish from the Asian market here, the other is just a grocery bag (green one)
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    That must have been his Summer outfit you were looking at, much too hot to wear all that fur lined Winter gear...

    Love the fermentor & so jealous, let us know how all the wonderful brewsperiments that gorgeous baby produces!
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    So, here's the setup...
    The carboy has 35 feet od 3/8" copper tubing wrapped around it with vinyl hose leading down tot he back of a 48qt cooler, and connected to a small submersible fountain pump to circulate cold water. It is controlled by a digital controller.
    The Fermenter has the same setup using the FTSs system from SS Brewtech.


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    Awesome setup...should effectively keep temps of must down in southern California heat, open top makes it easy to add stuff and stir it, drain at bottom good for racking, stainless steel easy to clean and wont scratch. Lifting might be the only downside (and maybe cost). Well done, my friend.
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    Yes, lifting will be a no-brainer, its going to be elevated with the 5 gallon carboy directly below for easy racking. Once its filled, no reason to move it! I have a small digital thermometer with a probe coming from Amazon that will monitor the water temp inside the cooler.

    And here's my latest....the worlds smallest fermenter...LOL

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    Lol. Okay, what's going into tiny fermenter?
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    2 cups water, 5 oz honey, 1/8 tsp yeast!
    Started mead making in 2014.
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    So instead of a bottle bomb, you're going from more of a bottle rocket, hand grenade, type of device to distract people from the glory of the Stainless Steel??
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    Actually it is a special batch for the house elves.

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    I just noticed the AWESOME conical bottom. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm connnnnnicaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllllagahaahgahgahgahgagagahhhhhh

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    JD - I'm having a hard time seeing how you can fit a steer into your "new stainless steer fermenter". As a former rancher myself, I'm sure you can understand the dilemma. I think you need a bigger pot than that or some other compression method that I'm just not thinking about at the moment. I bet it would be even better as a conical fermenter for mead. Just a thought and trying to be helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDWebb View Post
    Yes, lifting will be a no-brainer, its going to be elevated with the 5 gallon carboy directly below for easy racking. Once its filled, no reason to move it! I have a small digital thermometer with a probe coming from Amazon that will monitor the water temp inside the cooler.

    And here's my latest....the worlds smallest fermenter...LOL

    Looks like a prison hooch kit! Now if I could just think of a way to smuggle it in... :-D

    Seriously nice setup with the conical. Radiating envy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaScout View Post
    Looks like a prison hooch kit! Now if I could just think of a way to smuggle it in... :-D

    Seriously nice setup with the conical. Radiating envy...
    I can think of a way.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannye View Post
    I can think of a way.....
    I've seen that in an x-ray before - though it didn't have an airlock on it...
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    I thought of a response to that mannye, and deleted it. This is a family forum!
    Don't Panic!

    From Portugal to Poland, on a perpetual pursuit for more honey.....

    Issues unique to the Netherlands at
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    Lol.


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