Category Archives: Conicals

Our Analysis – Rare Grainfather Sale, Multiple Retailers – What’s the Best Deal – electric brewing systems, conicals, glycol chillers!

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  • Grainfather Discounts are rare.  Why?  Grainfather 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.  Generally speaking, the Grainfather gear is not discounted.
  • Grainfather has authorized a 20%-ish off sale.  Although I haven’t seen it explicitly advertised as such, I think this is a Father’s Day Sale.  Multiple retailers are offering sale prices.
  • For the most part, sales are the same.  But.. not all the same.  There are some standouts.

The following shops are taking part in this sale…

  • MoreBeer – carries the Grainfather, Grainfather G70, Conicals and Glycol System
  • William’s Brewing – carries the Grainfather, Cooling Edition Conical and Glycol Chiller
  • Adventures in Homebrewing – carries the Grainfather, Grainfather G70, Conicals, Glycol System AND a Conical+Glycol Combo Setup

Some Standouts….

  • If you want to buy a Grainfather Connect… William’s Brewing is the clear winner.  They are offering a free hop spider (check the box on the product page) and a free Beerdana!  Details on the Beerdana below.
  • If you want to buy the Grainfather G70… Adventures in Homebrewing is the clear winner.  They are offering a $300.68 discount AND (as of this posting) this also qualifies for rewards points.  That gets you the equivalent to about 5% back (about $84.90) in value toward a future purchase- More about AIH’s Rewards Program.  Note you must be logged in to earn and track rewards.  Make sure that the product page is still showing this when you place your order – screenshot so you know what to look for.
  • For the Conical Edition Pro and Glycol Chlller, William’s Brewing is probably your best bet, considering the Free Beerdana offer.

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Get  Free William’s Brewing “Beerdana”:  Place an order with a subtotal of $50.00 or more and enter web coupon code BEERDANA at checkout and you’ll get a free Beerdana.  No need to add the Beerdana to your cart.  Just put together an order of $50 or more and apply coupon code BEERDANA at checkout and it will be automatically added to your cart.

Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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MoreBeer Conical Fermenter Sale – 7.5 to 27 gallon models, includes heated and cooled conicals

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MoreBeer has discounted a number of MoreBeer Conical Fermenters.

Chose from select 7.5, 14 and 27 gallon models.

7.5 and 14 gallon model ship for free to addresses on the contiguous US.

No coupon code is necessary.  Check the link below for current selection and availability.

MoreBeer! Stainless Conical Fermenters – sorts to show sale items first

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Hands on Review: Spike Conical Fermenters + Limited Time Deal on Spike Conicals via Bargain Cave

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This review is by Homebrew Finds Reader Benji S.  Benji has been brewing for 10 years.  His favorite style is Festbier.  He’s an all grain brewer and member of WIZA (Whidbey Island Zymurgy Association).  Check him out on Instagram at neon_hop


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

Spike Brewing Equipment’s Bargain Cave features limited quantities of discounted gear.  Selection can range wildly from new gear to, canceled custom items to commercial scale items.  Availability of items is generally very limited.

  • As of this posting multiple conical and kettle models are available.
  • If you see something you like, my suggestion is to purchase right away as availability can change quickly.

Check out Spike Brewing’s Bargain Cave – to see what’s available, remember… availability is limited


After well over a year of evaluating, I splurged recently and got a Spike Conical (the CF5). I’ve seen quite a few others going through this debate period, so I wanted to provide a hot take to help others in their own decision making process. So far I’ve assembled and prepped it for my first brews, but haven’t actually used it yet. Most of the points here will be about equipment quality/features rather than practice.

For context; I added on the temp control bundle with heater, leg extensions, casters, extended bracing shelf, and a few other nice to haves. So some of these will cover things that aren’t part of the “core” conical package.


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8 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter with Tri-Clovers…. $377.99 + Free Shipping!

Conical Fermenter for Homebrew/Wine/Brewing, Pro Grade Stainless Steel - 8 Gallon

Conical Fermenter for Homebrew/Wine/Brewing, Pro Grade Stainless Steel – 8 Gallon

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

Use the same equipment the pros use! This conical fermenter in stainless steel is exactly what you need if you are looking to take your fermentation game to the next level. They are made entirely of 304 stainless steel, including the valves, and all the gaskets are high temperature tolerant platinum cured silicone. The entire lid is removable and the inside is mirror polished, making this stainless steel fermentation tank very easy to clean and sterilize. The total capacity of this stainless steel fermenter is 8 gallons, so you will have plenty of head space for that wonderful foamy, bubbly fermentation action. On the bottom, there are two 1.5″ tri-clover ferrules for attaching the drain and racking valves (both included). On the top, there is one 1.5″ tri-clover ferrule for attaching an airlock or blow-off valve. There is a fourth 1.5″ tri-clamp connection on the side to make it easy to add a thermowell if desired. Also included are two 1.5″ tri-clover to 3/4″ hose barb connectors. As you can see in the pictures, one of them is straight and one of them is a 90-degree elbow. You can use these on whichever connectors you want, but they were intended to be attached to the racking valve (to minimize oxidation in your final product) and the vent port on top (for a blow-off tube). Included with this stainless steel fermenter: 2x stainless steel valves with 1.5″ tri-clover connectors on each side 1x 1.5″ tri-clover to 3/4″ hose-barb adapter plate 1x 1.5″ tri-clover to 3/4″ hose-barb 90 degree elbow adapter plate 5x 1.5″ tri-clover clamps and gaskets 1x 1.5″ plate for side port If you are looking for a larger version, please check out the 13 gallon version of this fermenter!


 

5/23/20 11 AM Central: : This is selling for just $377.99.  In my opinion… this is an outstanding bargain.  Shipping is also free to many US addressePrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Conical Fermenter for Homebrew/Wine/Brewing, Pro Grade Stainless Steel – 8 Gallon – note that multiple variations may be available, as such a different version may show at this link


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BrewJacket Immersion Pro for Conicals… Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off

For a short time, BrewJacket has buy one, get one half off on all Immersion Pro with 4-Legged or 3-Legged conical jackets.  No coupon code is required, the discount shows up in the cart when you have qty 2 or more Immersion Pros.

Buy 1, get 1 half off BrewJacket Immersion Pro for Conicals! 

Also: Hands on Review: BrewJacket Immersion Pro

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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Brewer’s Best Zymosis 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical – $499.99, Save $50

Zymosis - Brewer's Best Conical Fermenter - 10 gal

Brewer’s Best® Zymosis 10 Gallon Conical Fermenter via Label Peelers

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

Crafted from premium, virgin 304 stainless steel, featuring all tri-clamp ports, the Brewer’s Best Zymosis is fully customizable to fit any brew day need. Etched volume markers inside the 10 gallon fermentation tank make for easy and accurate volume measurements and 36″ legs help the Zymosis stand above the rest with easier access to the bottom drain port. The Brewer’s Best® Zymosis Conical Fermenter is sure to make any home brewer feel like a pro on brew day and take their craft to the next level.

Features:

Etched volume markers gallons and liters
Domed and gasketed lid with spring clamps
Accepts tri-clamp accessories
Thermowell port
Sampling port
Drain port
36″ legs for easy access
Specs:
304 Stainless steel

Overall height: 46″
Diameter: 17″
Capacity: 10 gallons
*all tri-clamp fittings and accessories are sold separately.


 

  • As of this posting, Label Peelers has this 10 gallon conical on sale for just $499.99.
  • That’s a savings of $50 from an already great price.  No coupon code is required.

Brewer’s Best® Zymosis 10g

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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BrewJacket Immersion Pro for Conicals… Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off!

For a short time, BrewJacket has buy one, get one half off on all Immersion Pro with 4-Legged or 3-Legged conical jackets.  No coupon code is required, the discount shows up in the cart when you have qty 2 or more Immersion Pros.

Buy 1, get 1 half off BrewJacket Immersion Pro for Conicals! 

Also: Hands on Review: BrewJacket Immersion Pro

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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TWO Freebies Fermzilla Purchase – FREE Pressure Kit and Bottle Opener

Fermzilla Molded Pressure Kit via William’s Brewing

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

This kit fits both the 27 and 55 Liter Fermzilla and turns the Fermzilla into a true uni tank, which is a conical fermenter for fermenting, carbonating, and dispensing. Includes two ball lock connectors that will accept either a gas or beer ball lock, a 22″ food grade silicone hose, and a stainless float ball so you always draw the clearest beer first. The plastic threads are safer to use on the plastic Fermzilla lid than stainless threads.

One of the primary uses is to ferment under pressure which reduces ester production and fusel alcohol production. That means that you can ferment warmer than you normally would, even making lagers at room temperature. Most commercial beer is fermented under pressure just due to the size of commercial tanks and the pressure that is created by the column of beer. It is one of the differences between commercial brewing and homebrewing. The Fermzilla lid has a built in relief valve that will blow at 35psi and with this kit you can also attach an external ball lock spundling valve (not included) to fine tune the pressure release.

When you are fermenting under pressure the beer is already carbonated when you are done fermenting. You can control the level of carbonation by using an adjustable pressure relief. The idea is that the FermZilla can eliminate kegging and you can serve directly from the fermenter. This saves a lot of labor and cleaning, but there will probably still be times that you want to keg. With this kit, use a ball lock beer line to connect the FermZilla to your keg and enjoy the easiest kegging experience ever. You can also choose to send carbonated beer through a beer filter on the way to your keg.

Because the beer always has a CO2 blanket through fermentation and during any transfers out, oxidation is eliminated. When you cold crash you won’t be sucking air back in through an airlock.

• Ferment beer under pressure to reduce ester and fusel alcohol production
• Ability to always draw clear beer with the unique, floating draw tube
• Keg already carbonated beer
• Use co2 to push beer into a keg or though a filter into a keg
• Carbonate and serve beer directly from the FermZilla, eliminating kegging all together


 

William’s Brewing is giving away free pressure kits with the purchase of either 27 or 55 liter Fermzilla Fermenters.  No coupon code is needed just check the box on each product page to get your free pressure kit.

Get a Free Bottle Cap Gun Opener: William’s Brewing is giving away a free cap gun bottle opener with orders of $40 or more.  These both open bottles and shoot bottle caps.  Just use coupon code CAPGUN and it will be automatically added at checkout.

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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FREE Pressure Kit with Fermzilla Purchase – Convert Fermzilla to Serving Keg!

Fermzilla Molded Pressure Kit via William’s Brewing

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

This kit fits both the 27 and 55 Liter Fermzilla and turns the Fermzilla into a true uni tank, which is a conical fermenter for fermenting, carbonating, and dispensing. Includes two ball lock connectors that will accept either a gas or beer ball lock, a 22″ food grade silicone hose, and a stainless float ball so you always draw the clearest beer first. The plastic threads are safer to use on the plastic Fermzilla lid than stainless threads.

One of the primary uses is to ferment under pressure which reduces ester production and fusel alcohol production. That means that you can ferment warmer than you normally would, even making lagers at room temperature. Most commercial beer is fermented under pressure just due to the size of commercial tanks and the pressure that is created by the column of beer. It is one of the differences between commercial brewing and homebrewing. The Fermzilla lid has a built in relief valve that will blow at 35psi and with this kit you can also attach an external ball lock spundling valve (not included) to fine tune the pressure release.

When you are fermenting under pressure the beer is already carbonated when you are done fermenting. You can control the level of carbonation by using an adjustable pressure relief. The idea is that the FermZilla can eliminate kegging and you can serve directly from the fermenter. This saves a lot of labor and cleaning, but there will probably still be times that you want to keg. With this kit, use a ball lock beer line to connect the FermZilla to your keg and enjoy the easiest kegging experience ever. You can also choose to send carbonated beer through a beer filter on the way to your keg.

Because the beer always has a CO2 blanket through fermentation and during any transfers out, oxidation is eliminated. When you cold crash you won’t be sucking air back in through an airlock.

• Ferment beer under pressure to reduce ester and fusel alcohol production
• Ability to always draw clear beer with the unique, floating draw tube
• Keg already carbonated beer
• Use co2 to push beer into a keg or though a filter into a keg
• Carbonate and serve beer directly from the FermZilla, eliminating kegging all together


 

William’s Brewing is giving away free pressure kits with the purchase of either 27 or 55 liter Fermzilla Fermenters.  No coupon code is needed just check the box on each product page to get your free pressure kit.

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Fermzilla Molded Pressure Kit – convert Fermzilla Fermenters into UniVessel Kegs… $19.95

Fermzilla Molded Pressure Kit

Fermzilla Molded Pressure Kit via William’s Brewing

More Info

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

This kit fits both the 27 and 55 Liter Fermzilla and turns the Fermzilla into a true uni tank, which is a conical fermenter for fermenting, carbonating, and dispensing. Includes two ball lock connectors that will accept either a gas or beer ball lock, a 22″ food grade silicone hose, and a stainless float ball so you always draw the clearest beer first. The plastic threads are safer to use on the plastic Fermzilla lid than stainless threads.

One of the primary uses is to ferment under pressure which reduces ester production and fusel alcohol production. That means that you can ferment warmer than you normally would, even making lagers at room temperature. Most commercial beer is fermented under pressure just due to the size of commercial tanks and the pressure that is created by the column of beer. It is one of the differences between commercial brewing and homebrewing. The Fermzilla lid has a built in relief valve that will blow at 35psi and with this kit you can also attach an external ball lock spundling valve (not included) to fine tune the pressure release.

When you are fermenting under pressure the beer is already carbonated when you are done fermenting. You can control the level of carbonation by using an adjustable pressure relief. The idea is that the FermZilla can eliminate kegging and you can serve directly from the fermenter. This saves a lot of labor and cleaning, but there will probably still be times that you want to keg. With this kit, use a ball lock beer line to connect the FermZilla to your keg and enjoy the easiest kegging experience ever. You can also choose to send carbonated beer through a beer filter on the way to your keg.

Because the beer always has a CO2 blanket through fermentation and during any transfers out, oxidation is eliminated. When you cold crash you won’t be sucking air back in through an airlock.

• Ferment beer under pressure to reduce ester and fusel alcohol production
• Ability to always draw clear beer with the unique, floating draw tube
• Keg already carbonated beer
• Use co2 to push beer into a keg or though a filter into a keg
• Carbonate and serve beer directly from the FermZilla, eliminating kegging all together


 

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is selling this for just $19.95. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

Also:

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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