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Fermentasaurus 35 L Jacket – $34.99, Save $10 + low threshold free ship

Fermentasaurus 35 L Jacket via MoreBeer

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Need to keep your fermentation warm during the winter months? This jacket is designed for the Fermentasaurus to keep your fermentation at the perfect temperature. It can be combined with a heating belt or wrap to warm it up even more. Additionally, this will block all light to prevent off flavors.

 

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Fermentasaurus 35 L Jacket FE106

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Hands on Review: Spike Flex Fermentor

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.

Spike Flex Stainless Fermentor

Stainless steel is highly valued in homebrewing because of its durability and ease of cleaning. When used in fermentors, this ease of cleaning means you don’t spend as much time scrubbing yeast crust and dry hop debris off the walls of your vessel when done fermenting. And since your beer spends so much time in contact with the surface of your fermentor, it’s easy for aromas to leech in over time to plastic fermentors. Glass of course doesn’t have this problem, but it does have the problem of shattering if you drop it…

Spike is well-known for their heavy duty stainless kettles and free-standing conical fermentors. With all that stainless laying around in their shop, it’s no surprise that they’re now entering the category of “stainless bucket fermentors”. These bucket fermentors are smaller in size than the long-legged conical fermentors. What’s surprising to me is the price difference between the stainless bucket fermentors and taller conical fermentors. Even with the same holding capacity, you’re paying a few hundred dollars extra just to get a conical fermentor up on stilts. The stainless buckets offer essentially the same features, they just require you to crouch down- which to me, is an acceptable compromise.

Weld Flange from the Outside
TC Flange Seamless Surface in Contact with Beer

Spike’s new Flex fermentor is a bucket fermentor (crouching required) that has a 7.5 gallon volume, and has a 45-degree angle cone on the bottom. Utilizing the same 1.5” TC flanges that they’ve mastered the welding with their Spike+ kettles, you can interchange pieces from the Spike accessory catalog for a thermowell and a draining valve. It comes with a rack arm when time to drain that can be rotated by loosening the 1.5” TC clamp slightly and turning it. That feature is designed for those that want to take advantage of avoiding the fallen yeast that has collected in the 45-degree cone, but want to rotate the arm while draining to try to get as much viable beer out of it as possible. And the racking arm has a simple but ingenious bump welded onto it so you know which direction the pickup tube is pointing while you’re trying to rotate it from the outside .

Polished Interior with Etched Volume MarkPickup Tube Rotated Down into Cone

The fermentor walls are ultra-polished. While this has a super-glam aspect that’s sure to dazzle your friends, it serves a practical purpose as well. The polishing process eliminates any kind of surface roughness, which makes it even easier to clean. The inside of the vessel contains electrically etched black volume markings every 0.5 gallons, the same as they have on their kettles. The base is supported by 3 sturdy legs with rubber caps on them to keep it from sliding around on floors (or scratching your floor).

Lid Clamped on with Seal Visible

The lid looks like something from a 1920s diving helmet. In the middle of the lid, there’s a giant 4” TC port that holds a polished clear hard plastic window so you can easily see what’s going on inside your fermentor without having to open the lid. The base Flex model has a hole for a rubber stopper and airlock, and 5 latches that hook over the edge of the lid and onto a flange on the base. This base latch and seal set-up is capable of holding 2 psi of internal pressure. The Flex+ model uses a band clamp that goes around the circumference of the lid and tightens down with a screw/nut feature. And the hole for the bung/airlock is replaced by another 1.5” TC port. This ups the pressure holding capability of the unit to 15 psi.

With its short & stout size, the Flex can fit in shorter areas, but it is pretty wide. From the bottom to the top of a 3-piece airlock, it stands 22” tall. The widest diameter, with the stackup of the racking arm and a Spike butterfly valve with a camlock fitting at the end of it, is 21” across. If those dimensions don’t work for your fermentation chamber, Spike also has a version of its TC-100 temperature control system available that makes use of some common components from their unitank conicals and a form-fitted neoprene jacket sized to the Flex dimensions.


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Announcing: Spike Brewing Equipment FLEX Fermenters!

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Spike Brewing Equipment has just introduced their new line of Flex and Flex+ Conical Fermenters!

From Spike Brewing Equipment:

We’re excited to bring you a small batch, 5-gallon fermenter that will open doors to quality, flexibility and functionality you can’t find anywhere else!

You all asked for this product and we heard you. Spike designed this with our customers in mind!

With all sanitary welded, 1.5” tri-clamp fittings and over 20 available accessories, you’ll be able to control temps, carbonate, pressure transfer and more all from one vessel!

While creating the FLEX, we made sure that you can grow into it and purchase accessories and upgrades as you go. Below is what you’ll get with the standard FLEX.


Check out the full lineup… FLEX Fermenters at Spike Brewing Equipment!

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Announcing: Spike Brewing Equipment Shorty Conical Leg Extensions

LEG EXTENSION SET

Spike Brewing Equipment has announced new shorter leg extensions for their conical fermenters.

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The shorty leg extensions are 9” long (compared to 18”). They were specifically designed to be used with the 2” sight glass in the vertical arrangement. This was the major design criteria that Engineering noticed.

The long leg extensions were specifically designed to bring the racking port to a height where the conical can be gravity drained into a 5 gallon corny keg. However they are pretty long for those people that do not need to gravity transfer but want the conical high to use a sight glass for example.

*We recommend a bracing shelf when using the leg extensions for added stability*

**Not for use with the CF30**

Shortly leg extension specs: 
-304SS
-9″ long
-Top threads for attaching to conical legs
-Bottom threads for attaching leveling feet and casters

Long leg extension specs: 
-304SS
-18″ long
-Top threads for attaching to conical legs
-Bottom threads for attaching leveling feet and casters

 

LEG EXTENSION SET

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8 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical – $391.23 + Shipping

8 Gallon Conical Fermenter w/ thermometer, Home Brewing, Beer, Stainless Steel

8 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter via eBay Seller affordable-distilling

Features: Thermowell and 3″ thermometer, 2 x 3/4″ ball valves (5/8″ ID), Tri clamps and gaskets, Stand assembly, Lid gaskets, Hose barb 3/8″ and Airlock

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8 Gallon Conical Fermenter w/ thermometer, Home Brewing, Beer, Stainless Steel

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MoreBeer 14 Gallon Temperature Controlled Conical Fermenter – Heated and Cooled – $1,499, Save $300 + Free Shipping

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14 Gallon Heated and Cooled Conical from MoreBeer

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Ferment 10 gallon batches of beer in these beautiful conical fermenters, and control the temperature of your fermenting beer to within 1 degree, any time of the year! The included Dual-Stage Controller will simultaneously control both the cooling unit and the 40-Watt heater. The cooling unit mounts to the outside of the cone with no internal contact with the beer. The cooling is extremely gentle on your yeast, changing wort temperatures at about a degree an hour. It can get to and hold your ale fermentation temperatures of 65-72 Fahrenheit even in ambient temps of 100° Fahrenheit. In addition, it can get to and hold lager fermentation temperatures of 48-52° Fahrenheit all the way up to ambient temperatures of 80 Fahrenheit.

The Leg Extension Option (CONP770) is needed if you wish to gravity feed into a keg. If you would like to use CO2 to push your beer into a keg, you will need the CO2 Adapter Package (CONP775).

Cooling is designed to work with 10 to 11 gallon batches. Please note that when dropping temperature, your fermenting wort will contract and may pull liquid from your blowoff bucket into the fermentor. This may also occur when dumping trub from the bottom port, or when racking from the racking arm.

Our conicals come with several great standard features that makes them light years beyond other conicals on the market, and combined with our new set of options, you can configure them to fit your exact brewing needs! MoreBeer! Stainless Conical Fermentors come with these great features:

Control the temperature of your beer, any time of the year
Removable foam insulation
304 Stainless Steel
Commercial-quality gasket made from durable, food-grade silicone
Low profile stand design
1.5 inch butterfly valve
Threadless racking arm with position indicator
Professional sanitary sample and transfer valve
Cone removes from stand for easy cleaning
Domed lid with 3 inch clover fitting at the top
Sturdy lid clamp allowing for 5 PSI of pressure
Pressure relief welded right to the lid
Includes stainless blow-off assembly kit with built-in blow-off bucket
Ability to add options, like leg extensions, wheels, yeast harvester and more!
For Usage on US 110v
1.6 amp AC
Dimensions: 45″ H (with blow-off assembly) x 23″ W

 

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MoreBeer! Temperature Controlled Conical Fermenter – 14 gal. CON212

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8 Gallon Fermenter with Spigot, Lid & Air Lock – $27.89 + free shipping

8 Gallon Fermenting Bucket with Spigot, Lid & Air Lock Homebrew Beer Wine Spirit

8 Gallon Fermenting Bucket with Spigot, Lid & Air Lock Homebrew Beer Wine Spirit

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8 gallon fermenter complete with lid, airlock, spigot, and volume markings! These buckets are made from Polypropylene and are stackable to save space! Also semi transparent to block light from entering but allow you to see the krousen line!

Buckets do not have any stickers or labeling on them. Pure white semitransparent with volume markings.

Why Polypropylene?

These buckets are made from polypropylene as it is less porous and significantly smoother than other HDPE fermenters. HDPE is porous and can harbor microbial activity making it more difficult to clean and sanitize.

Being less porous, polypropylene also does not absorb aroma like HDPE so there is less favour carry over from batch to batch.

Kit Includes:

  • 7.9 gallon plastic bucket
  • Plastic lid with hole and grommet
  • Airlock
  • Spigot
  • Volume markings

3-Piece airlocks: Simply remove the cap, fill the cylinder about halfway (to the imprinted line) with water or sanitizer, and replace the cap. 3-piece airlocks are easy to clean with an airlock brush if the fermentation back up into the airlock. If you expect a blow off or are in the middle of you, simply attach 3/8 inch tubing to the airlock and submerse other ind in a bucket of sanitizer or water.

 

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8 Gallon Fermenting Bucket with Spigot, Lid & Air Lock Homebrew Beer Wine Spirit

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13% Off WilliamsWarn BrewKeg Unitank Conical Fermenters

Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting order of $49 or more by 13%.  No coupon code is necessary.  Nearly everything, including many items that are already on sale work with this sale.   A few exceptions apply.  See Terms and Conditions for complete details.  13% Off Adventures in Homebrewing! | Bundles with Sale Items!  This saves you a good bit on these Unitanks.

This works with WilliamsWarm BrewKeg Unitank Conicals

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15% Off FastFerment Conicals & Accessories at William’s Brewing

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is discounting their entire lineup of FastFerment Conicals (14, 7.9 and 3 gallon models) as well as a slew of accessories by 15%.  No coupon code is necessary.  Note: discount will be reflected when you add qualifying items to your cart.  Promotions can change quickly, check William’s Brewing for current availability.

15% Off FastFerment Conicals and Accessories!

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15% Off DigiBoil Electric Kettles – 9.25 to 17.1 Gallons

We have seen the recently announced Digiboil elsewhere.  The news here is that MoreBeer has announced the availability three models of Digiboil both 35L/9.25 Gallon models and a 65L/17.1 Gallon version.  The 35L is available in both 110v and 220v variations, while the 65L is available in 220 v.  Prices start at just $159.99 and shipping is free to many US addresses.  Check MoreBeer for current price, specs and availability.

Digiboil Electric Kettles at MoreBeer

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