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Hands on Review: Fermentasaurus Conical Fermenter

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Fermentasaurus Conical Fermenter

There are a lot of different fermenters on the market. Most of us started with the standard 6.5 gallon plastic bucket, and many never looked back. Going against its dinosaur-like name, the Fermentasaurus attempts to be a vision of the future, and differs from the plastic bucket in material, shape, and features.

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14 Gallon FastFerment Conical Fermenter – 10% Off for HBF Readers

14 gallon fastferment

14 Gallon FastFerment Conical Fermenter

About, from love2brew: “Conical fermenters offer superior performance for beer & wine making versus traditional carboys and pails. The FastFerment offers similar functionality when compared to stainless steel Conical Fermenters at a fraction of the price.

Conical fermenters remove some of the process out of fermenting your beer. This is beneficial because the it reduces some of potential for contamination and/or oxidation. Conical fermenters allow you to drop the yeast out of the bottom when primary fermentation is finished. Your FastFerment may be used as a primary fermenter and a secondary (after the yeast has been dropped out), you save time by not having to transfer and clean a separate vessel. After additional conditioning you may bottle/keg directly from the FastFerment using the attachable hose barb and attaching your tubing to the barb.

Cleaning the FastFerment is very easy with the wide removable lid. Be sure to use soft sponges and not steel brushes or rough plastics to guarantee the longevity of your FastFerment.

The 14 Gallon FastFerment includes a stand. This unit is not wall mountable like the smaller 7.9 Gallon Fast Ferment.”

love2brew… loves HBF Readers!  As such they are extending you a 10% discount on this conical fermenter use coupon code HBF1017 to get the deal.  This is the first discount I can recall seeing on this newer fermenter.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check l2b for current availability.

FASTFERMENT 14 GALLON CONICAL FERMENTER

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HBF Exclusive – Save On 14 Gallon FastFerment Conical Fermenter!

14 gallon fastferment

14 Gallon FastFerment Conical Fermenter

About, from love2brew: “Conical fermenters offer superior performance for beer & wine making versus traditional carboys and pails. The FastFerment offers similar functionality when compared to stainless steel Conical Fermenters at a fraction of the price.

Conical fermenters remove some of the process out of fermenting your beer. This is beneficial because the it reduces some of potential for contamination and/or oxidation. Conical fermenters allow you to drop the yeast out of the bottom when primary fermentation is finished. Your FastFerment may be used as a primary fermenter and a secondary (after the yeast has been dropped out), you save time by not having to transfer and clean a separate vessel. After additional conditioning you may bottle/keg directly from the FastFerment using the attachable hose barb and attaching your tubing to the barb.

Cleaning the FastFerment is very easy with the wide removable lid. Be sure to use soft sponges and not steel brushes or rough plastics to guarantee the longevity of your FastFerment.

The 14 Gallon FastFerment includes a stand. This unit is not wall mountable like the smaller 7.9 Gallon Fast Ferment.”

love2brew… loves HBF Readers!  As such they are extending you a 10% discount on this conical fermenter use coupon code HBF1017 to get the deal.  This is the first discount I can recall seeing on this newer fermenter.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check l2b for current availability.

FASTFERMENT 14 GALLON CONICAL FERMENTER

Yeast: love2brew carries a couple lines of hard to find lines of yeast: East Coast Yeast and The Yeast Bay – If you’re looking to qualify for free shipping or just grab some hard to get yeast, consider adding to your order.

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New Release: 7.5 Gallon Anvil Stainless Steel Bucket Fermentor

Anvil Bucket Fermentor 7.5 Gallon

Anvil Bucket Fermentor 7.5 Gallon via Adventures in Homebrewing

from AIH: “A durable, dependable fermentor bucket from Anvil Brewing. Constructed of 304 Stainless Steel, this fermenting bucket is perfect for serious minded home brewers. The bottom features a conical design for trapping the maximum amount of sediment and the rotating racking arm ensures that you can pull trub free samples or transfers. Embossed volume markings make filling your fermentor to the correct levels a breeze. Anvil Bucket Fermentor includes a ball valve, air-lock and stopper as well.”

Anvil Bucket Fermentor Features:

  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • 7.5 Gallon Capacity
  • Rotating Racking Arm
  • Conical Bottom
  • Includes Air-Lock, Ball Valve, and Stopper

As of this posting, AIH has this available for $129.99 as a pre-order.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Anvil Bucket Fermentor 7.5 Gallon

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14 Gallon FastFerment Conical Fermenter – $152.99 + 40% Off Leg Extensions

14 gallon fastferment

14 Gallon FastFerment Conical Fermenter

About, from Great Fermentations: “The 14 gallon FastFerment, from the good folks at Fast Brewing, is here! This 14 gallon conical fermenter is a larger version of their best-selling 7.9 gallon FastFerment conical fermenter and is made for making bigger batches of beer and wine! With all the award-winning features of its smaller counterpart, this version has a total capacity of 14 gallons (53 liters), perfect for making 10 gallon batches of beer or up to 12 gallon batches of wine! The design of the conical allows you to dump trub and collect yeast in the collection ball. With this design, there is no need for a secondary vessel! Perform both primary and secondary fermentation in the same vessel! What’s more, with the optional leg extensions (sold separately), you can drain direcly into kegs or bottle straight from the fermenter! Experience all the ease and convenience of a larger conical fermenter without the incredibly high cost of stainless steel.

  • 14 US Gallon / 53 Liter Conical Fermenter
  • Base Fermenter Stand
  • Large Screw Top Lid with Hollow Silicon Gasket
  • Rubber Grommet and 3-Piece Plastic Airlock
  • Bottom Collection Ball for Harvesting Yeast
  • Teflon Seated Union Valve with Fittings
  • Solid Tubular Steel Stand with Assembly Screws
  • PVC Hose and Hose Clamp
  • Stainless Steel Thermowell
  • Teflon Tape
  • Step by Step Instructions and Best Practices Manual

I’ve seen one other discount on this 14 gallon conical.  That sale brought it down to $161.99.  Great Fermentations has a 15% off site wide sale going on now that works with this making it just $152,99.  This is the best price I’ve seen on this fermenter, Use coupon code HR1337 to get the deal.  This also stacks with a 40% off leg extensions sale that GF also has going on.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

14 GALLON FASTFERMENT CONICAL FERMENTER

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Announcing: The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition

The Grainfather Conical Fermenter - Pro Edition

The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition via Adventures in Homebrewing

About, from AIH:

“A brand new companion conical fermenter for the Grainfather All-In-One Brewing System. Constructed of 304 stainless steel, this double walled fermenter houses a bevy of innovative features. The Dual Valve Tap on the bottom has a smaller inlet valve that rests above the sediment line for clear transferring and sampling, and a larger valve for dumping yeast. This conical has a 60° angle, the optimum angle (often referred to as the Golden Angle) for dropping yeast and sediment without clinging to the sides of the fermenter. The interior of the fermenter has volume marking and a smooth, clutter free interior for easy cleaning.

A thick layer of polyurethane foam insulation lines the double walled fermenter that keeps your wort at a stable temperature with minimal influence from external environmental temperature changes. An integrated cooling sleeve and an integrated gentle heating element make controlling your temperature easy. The 30 Watt, 12V heating element is stored in the cavity between the fermenter body and the cone. Unlike other heating elements/sources that heat the liquid directly, this heats the area around the liquid resulting in greater degree of temperature control and distribution of heat. The cooling sleeve is welded onto the inner wall of the fermenter and features connections to easily attach it to the Grainfather Glycol Chiller.”

Grainfather Conical Fermenter Features:

  • Innovative Dual Valve Tap
  • 304 Stainless Steel Double Walled Fermenter
  • 8 Gallon Capacity
  • 30 W, 12V Heating Element
  • Digital Temperature Display & Control
  • Fermenting Lid with Rubber Bung & Airlock
  • Cone Plug & Seal
  • 6.5′ power cord
  • Dimensions: Height – 36″ (43″ with Airlock), Diameter – 14.5″ (with Handles)

As of this posting Adventures in Homebrewing has this available for $799.99 + shipping as a pre-order.  AIH offers the equivalent of 5% back via AIH’s Rewards Program.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

The Grainfather Conical Fermenter – Pro Edition

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MoreBeer 5 and 10 bbl Pro Conicals On Sale

professional conical fermenters

from MoreBeer: “MoreBeer! offers Pro Conical fermenters in 5-30 barrel sizes. These heavy-duty Beer Tanks are purpose built for longevity, quality, and cost effectiveness, and boast a hefty list of quality features to ease the brewing process.

The G2 Pro Conicals have had their Rotating Racking Arm ports upgraded with a DN50 fitting.  This fitting has an increased thread length, and so it is easier to loosen and rotate the racking arm without chance of the whole Tri Clamp coming off and losing precious beer!”

Features:

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • The outer shell is 1.5 mm thick with a brushed finish
  • The inner wall is 3 mm thick with smooth ground welds and a 2B finish
  • Includes a glycol jacket which is dimple welded and 2mm thick
  • 20% oversized for a nice headspace
  • Pressure/Vacuum relief valve
  • Pt100 Thermocouple interface
  • Sample valve
  • Spinning CIP cleaning head and separate piping
  • Rotating racking arm upgraded with DIN (*G2 Series) fitting for increased reliability
  • Analog temperature gauge
  • Oversized yeast dump port
  • Hop port
  • Carb stone
  • Separate blow-off pipe
  • Side man-door

As of this posting, 5 bbl and 10 bbl conicals are marked down $200 each.  Prices currently start at at $6,395.  Check out MoreBeer for up to the minute price and availability.

Complete selection of MoreBeer! Pro Fermenters

MoreBeer! has marked down three versions of their Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters.

MoreBeer’s made in the US conicals feature 304 stainless construction, they are pressure capable (up to 5 PSI), have professional quality tri-clamp fittings, have a rotating racking arm and lots more.

The 7.5, 14 and 27 gallon models have all been marked down.  You save $295.01 on each of these.  If you’ve been looking for a full feature conical.. whammo.  Here you go.

No coupon or discount code is required.  If this sale is still going on, you’ll see the discount on each product page.

Not ready for a 5 barrel fermenter?  Homebrew sizes are on sale too…

7.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter CON107$945 $649.99 (Save $295.01!) + Free Shipping

14 Gallon Stainless Conical Fermenter CON112$995 $699.99 (Save $295.01!) + Free Shipping

27 Gallon Stainless Conical Fermenter CON124$1195 $899.99 (Save $295.01!) + Free Shipping

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