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Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

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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.

Anvil Stainless Steel Bucket Fermentor

It’s well known that you don’t have to just ferment in that plastic bucket that came with your homebrew beginner’s kit. When you are ready to upgrade there are multiple material options, and varying levels of size/features. As it goes with most homebrew gear, brewers love stainless steel. So, of course you can get your fermentor in stainless steel, too.

Stainless provides a better oxygen-proof barrier than the plastic brew buckets and is easy to clean. The easy cleaning not only makes the worst job in homebrewing (brew day clean-up) slightly better, it also means you don’t have to worry about things hiding in crevices to sneak out and do funky things to your beer. Stainless is also durable and long-lasting, meaning you can look at it like a longer-term investment. Typical price tags on steel fermentors also make you consider it from a longer-term investment perspective as well.

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Hands on Review: Anvil Crucible Cooling System

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.

Anvil Crucible Cooling System

The Anvil Crucible is a new stainless steel fermentor on the market. It has the 60-degree angled cone which makes it long and narrow as it tapers down. This angle makes it steep enough that as yeast and particulate drop out of suspension in your fermenting beer, it hits the cone wall and slides down to the bottom point. This long cone makes the fermentor taller overall. The 7 gallon Anvil Crucible measures 30.5” from the bottom to the top of the lid (plus an additional 6.25” for airlock and stopper). In contrast, the Anvil Stainless Bucket Fermentor is only 19.5” tall (plus the 6.25” for airlock). Both of them have the same 16.5” width from handle to handle. So while you can stuff the Bucket Fermentor in a dorm-sized fermentation fridge, not so for the Crucible. However, Anvil has an optional Cooling System for the Crucible you can buy to add on cooling capability.

Cooling System Full Kit

The Crucible cooling system replaces the standard one-hole stopper (just for the airlock) with a multi-hole stopper that has holes for inlet and outlet spots for the stainless cooling tubing, another hole for the stainless thermowell, and lastly a hole for an airlock. The cooling tubing is fairly narrow, but it makes up for its small diameter with lots of extra length as it runs up and down inside, providing extra surface area for cooling. To attach to the metal cooling tubes, the kit includes two 5-foot lengths of vinyl tubing, which provide a clamp-free tight fit to the inlet and outlet tubing portions.


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Related… Hands on Review: Anvil Crucible Stainless Conical Fermentor!


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Hands on Review: Anvil Crucible Stainless Conical Fermentor!

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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.

Anvil Crucible Stainless Conical Fermentor

Complete Fermentor Box Contents

In the world of brewing, stainless steel reigns supreme. And in the world of fermentors, conicals top the “most desired” list of many homebrewers. So of course, combining these two things explains why stainless conicals are such a desired commodity in the homebrewing world. Blichmann was one of the first to offer homebrewers a stainless conical fermentor, back in 2004. But recently they introduced a more budget-friendly model, in their Anvil line, called the Crucible. The Crucible does not have the same feature set as Blichmann’s Fermenator, as the Anvil Crucible is not pressure capable. But it does take advantage of the true “conical fermentor” shape.

Fermenter vs Fermentor?

(Note: Some use the word “fermenter”, and some use “fermentor”. Although “fermenter” is the common use word, someone once explained that grammatically speaking, “fermentor” was more accurate. So now I can’t help myself. Sorry.)


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6.5 Gallon Anvil All in One Brewing System

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ANVIL FOUNDRY 6.5 Gallon Electric Boiler Kettle For All Grain Brewing T500 Ready Includes Recirculation Pump Kit and Wort Chiller

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Easy Electric All Grain Brewing and Distilling (T500 Ready)
  • Includes Pump, Chiller, and Grain Pipe
  • Dual Voltage Capable 120v and 240v Switchable (220v Requires Pigtail)
  • Insulated for fast heating and energy efficiency
  • Delay Start Timer Set for 1-24 Hours – Digital Controls

 

Hands on Review! Anvil Foundry Brewing System

ANVIL FOUNDRY 6.5 Gallon Electric Boiler Kettle For All Grain Brewing T500 Ready Includes Recirculation Pump Kit and Wort Chiller – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Hands on Review: Anvil Crucible Stainless Conical Fermentor!

anvil brewing equipment crucible conical review

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.

Anvil Crucible Stainless Conical Fermentor

Complete Fermentor Box Contents

In the world of brewing, stainless steel reigns supreme. And in the world of fermentors, conicals top the “most desired” list of many homebrewers. So of course, combining these two things explains why stainless conicals are such a desired commodity in the homebrewing world. Blichmann was one of the first to offer homebrewers a stainless conical fermentor, back in 2004. But recently they introduced a more budget-friendly model, in their Anvil line, called the Crucible. The Crucible does not have the same feature set as Blichmann’s Fermenator, as the Anvil Crucible is not pressure capable. But it does take advantage of the true “conical fermentor” shape.

Fermenter vs Fermentor?

(Note: Some use the word “fermenter”, and some use “fermentor”. Although “fermenter” is the common use word, someone once explained that grammatically speaking, “fermentor” was more accurate. So now I can’t help myself. Sorry.)


Compare Models, Prices and Availability, Review Continues Below:


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Hands on Review: Anvil Crucible Cooling System

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.

Anvil Crucible Cooling System

The Anvil Crucible is a new stainless steel fermentor on the market. It has the 60-degree angled cone which makes it long and narrow as it tapers down. This angle makes it steep enough that as yeast and particulate drop out of suspension in your fermenting beer, it hits the cone wall and slides down to the bottom point. This long cone makes the fermentor taller overall. The 7 gallon Anvil Crucible measures 30.5” from the bottom to the top of the lid (plus an additional 6.25” for airlock and stopper). In contrast, the Anvil Stainless Bucket Fermentor is only 19.5” tall (plus the 6.25” for airlock). Both of them have the same 16.5” width from handle to handle. So while you can stuff the Bucket Fermentor in a dorm-sized fermentation fridge, not so for the Crucible. However, Anvil has an optional Cooling System for the Crucible you can buy to add on cooling capability.

Cooling System Full Kit

The Crucible cooling system replaces the standard one-hole stopper (just for the airlock) with a multi-hole stopper that has holes for inlet and outlet spots for the stainless cooling tubing, another hole for the stainless thermowell, and lastly a hole for an airlock. The cooling tubing is fairly narrow, but it makes up for its small diameter with lots of extra length as it runs up and down inside, providing extra surface area for cooling. To attach to the metal cooling tubes, the kit includes two 5-foot lengths of vinyl tubing, which provide a clamp-free tight fit to the inlet and outlet tubing portions.


Compare Models, Prices and Availability, Review Continues Below:

Buy Anvil Crucible Conicals

Related… Hands on Review: Anvil Crucible Stainless Conical Fermentor!


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Now Shipping! Anvil Brewing Equipment Crucible Conical Fermentors + Rare Deal, Free Gift Card

Anvil Brewing Equipment has announced the Crucible Conical Fermentor.  It’s available in 7 and 14 gallon sizes.  It features a rotating racking arm, pro-style welded 1.5″ tri-clamp bottom dump, embossed level marking, sturdy handles and more.

As of this posting, these are finally in stock!  Check product page to see if you can still get on this first shipment.

7 Gallon Anvil Crucible Conical14 Gallon Anvil Crucible Conical – at AIH

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Rare Deal!

Anvil Gear is under a MAP agreement  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.

Free Gift CardAs of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $20 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or moreEVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards. Promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart.

Important Note: This is not a direct discount on Anvil Brewing Equipment gear or any other product.  You will receive a gift certificate good toward a future purchase.

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10.5 Gallon Anvil All in One Brewing System via Amazon

Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-In-One Brewing System - No Pump

Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-In-One Brewing System – No Pump

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Switchable Between 120V, 1600W, and 240V, 2800W, for Faster Heating and Better Boils.
  • Unique High Flow 16lb Capacity Grain Basket with 150% More Perforations to Virtually Eliminate Stuck Mashes.
  • Double Wall Insulation Maintains Mash Temps and Increases Heating Speeds.
  • Turbo 500 Distillation Ready
  • Optional Recirculating System External Pump Won’t Plug and is Easy to Clean. No Need to Disassemble Entire Unit! Use for Other Pumping Needs too.

 

Hands on Review! Anvil Foundry Brewing System

Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-In-One Brewing System – No Pump – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link