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7.1 Gallon FermZilla Conical Fermenter + 5 lbs PBW – Save $30

7.1 Gallon FermZilla Conical Fermenter

7.1 Gallon FermZilla Conical Fermenter via Adventures in Homebrewing

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FermZilla Conical Fermenter – 7.1 gal. / 27 L

The new and improved FermZilla, a 27 liter conical fermenter brought to you by the critical key minds and engineers behind the original Fermentasaurus Gen 1. Although the original Fermentasaurus was revolutionary at the time of its conception, there are always areas to improve upon. This is partly due to the strong community of Fermentasaurus users who have helped push for an improved conical unitank.

New and Improved:

  1. Larger Dump Valve – 3″ butterfly dump valve is more resistant to clogging from large amounts of trub
  2. Larger Opening – 4.75″ top port opening allows for easier cleaning
  3. Less Headspace – more appropriately sized for 5-gallon batches. Purging the headspace of oxygen is easier and more effective.

What’s Included:

  • FermZilla 27L Tank with Butterfly Dump Valve
  • Reinforced Stainless Steel Stand
  • Top Lid with PRV (35 psi)
  • 1000 ml Collection Container & Lid
  • 3-Piece Airlock
  • Graduation Sticker
  • Adhesive Thermometer
  • Strap Wrench
  • Spare Seals

Specs:

  • 27 L (7.1 gal) Total Volume
  • Pressure Rated to 2.4 Bar (34.8 psi)
  • Temperature Rated to 122°F (high temp replacement tank coming soon!)
  • Height in Stand – 28.3″
  • Height w/ Airlock – 32.7″
  • Tank Diameter – 13.9″
  • Diameter in Stand – 15.7″

 

As of this posting, this is selling for $129.99.  Check product page for current price and availability. 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

Stacks With: As of this posting AIH is discount most orders by up to $50 depending on how much you spend as part of their Brew More Save More Sale. This recently released fermenter qualifies for $10 off by itself.

Want to Save $30?  Add on 4 lbs of PBW (which you’re probably going to use anyway and it’s a good price at $23.99) and you’ll order will qualify for $30.

7.1 Gallon FermZilla Conical Fermenter

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Limited Quantities: 10 and 15 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Kegs! + Hands on Review

 New 10 & 15 Gal. Torpedo Kegs!

New 10 & 15 Gal. Torpedo Kegs!

From MoreBeer:

Look out below! The Torpedo Keg Depth Charge series just dropped and they’re set to send blast waves through the homebrew world. Large-scale homebrewers will appreciate the ability to fit their entire batch into a single 10 or 15 gallon ball lock keg, and you can expect the same great features that have made Torpedo Kegs such a hit. Laser welded construction for superior quality, rolled stainless steel handles that will last a lifetime, and stackable design that won’t interfere with your fittings.

To learn more and order your Torpedo Kegs, click here


Thoughts from HBF: This is a great entry into the homebrewing keg market.  Larger 10 and 15 gallon kegs are tough to find and even more difficult to find at a reasonable price.  The current prices, $219 for a 15 gallon keg and $199 for a 10 gallon keg are.. bargains, especially considering that they ship for free to many US addresses.  Beyond kegging larger homebrew batches these can be used as fermenters.

Update:  MoreBeer fully expects to sell out of this first batch relatively soon.  More will be on the way, but, it will take some time.  I’ve you’ve been thinking about picking one or more of these up, my suggestion is to do it sooner rather than later.

Hands on Review!  Check our my in depth Hands on Review of the 10 gallon version of this keg.

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13.2 Gallon Kegland Kegmenter Stainless Fermentor – $209.99 via William’s Brewing Anniversary Sale

Kegmenter

13.2 Gallon Stainless Steel Kegmenter via William’s Brewing.  Ferment and transfer under pressure or ferment and serve directly from the Kegmenter.

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The Kegmenter is a 13.2 gallon 304 stainless keg with a 4” diameter tri clover lid on the top. Ball lock fittings with dip tubes are built into the lid so you can use this as either a large ball lock keg or a 10 gallon fermenter. The beer dip tube features a silicone hose and floating pick up ball, to collect the clearest beer from the top of the keg.

The Kegmenter features a 50 PSI rating (with relief valve) so it can be used as a keg or as a pressurized fermenter if desired. The 4” diameter lid makes it easy to clean out, and adds the ability to add dry hops and other additives either during a ferment or after kegging.

The ability to hold up to 50 PSI also means the Kegmenter can be used with an adjustable pressure relief valve (see item P84 below) to naturally carbonate in the keg, or to push beer out when the ferment is done with C02, either into smaller kegs, a filter, or even dispense from the fermenter if desired. 23” tall, 17” wide.

 

As of this posting, William’s Brewing has this for $229.99.  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

$20 Off: As of this posting, William’s Brewing is discounting most orders by up to $50 based on order total as part of their 40th Anniversary Sale.  Coupon codes are available for each discount level.  Check William’s Brewing for current availability and details.

  • 10SAVE takes $10 off orders of $99.99
  • 20SAVE takes $20 off orders of $199.99
  • 30SAVE takes $30 off orders of $299.99
  • 40SAVE takes $40 off orders of $399.99
  • 50SAVE takes $50 off orders of $499.99

Use coupon code 20SAVE to save another $20 on the Kegmenter.  Grab another $70 in gear or ingredients and you’ll get kicked up to the next discount level if you use coupon code 30SAVE.

13.2 GALLON KEGMENTER

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FREE Pressure Transfer Kit with FermZilla Conical Fermenter Purchase – stacks with Anniversary Sale

FermZilla 27 Liter Conical Fermenter

FermZilla 27 Liter Conical Fermenter via William’s Brewing

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With the FermZilla you have the many of the benefits of a much more expensive stainless conical fermenter but with the additional benefit of being able to see the fermentation process in action and also ferment at pressures up to 30 PSI. See the videos and the instructions below for more details.

Included In The Box:
1 x Fermzilla Tank with Butterfly Dump Valve Parts (Pre-Assembled & Attached)
1 x Reinforced Stainless Steel Stand
1 x Top Lid with Red PRV (35psi) [2 x Male Cap Threads] [Up to 4 drill ports for accessories] 1 x Top Lid Screw Cap 1 x 1000mL Collection Container & Lid* [2 x Male Cap Threads] 1 x KegLand Adjustable Easy Opening Tool
1 x Premium 3 Piece Airlock
1 x Approximate Graduations Sticker
1 x Strip Stick On Thermometer
1 x Grommet Bottle Cap (Airlock Port)
1 x Bag Spare Seals

Available options include:
Pressure Kit
Spunding Valve Kit
Zippered Insulated Jacket
Extra Collection Jar

Please note: When using this vessel under pressure. You must perform a water pressure check to ensure your connections are leak proof. To do this. Fill your FermZilla up with water, then apply a minimum of 15psi pressure to the vessel. Check for leaks around all Cap / Threads. Occasionally these units may come with some small indentations/dimples/dents from shipping, this is just a reality of shipping large blow-moulded thin-walled vessels. But dont panic, these fermenters are designed to endure minor deformations such as this. This was a necessary implementation into the design so that they can withstand some accidental suction from cold crashing and rough handling in transit without compromising their integrity and ability to endure high pressures. All small dents will push out and settle with use and positive pressure and are only an issue and warrant replacement in the rare event they start to show white stress patterns or have damaged the plastic.


 

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is throwing in a free pressure transfer kit when you buy the Fermzilla 27.  That’s a $29.99 value for free.  No coupon code is required, just check the box for the free transfer kit. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items. 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.

FermZilla 27 Liter Conical Fermenter

Up to $50 Off: As of this posting, William’s Brewing is discounting most orders by up to $50 based on order total as part of their 40th Anniversary Sale.  Coupon codes are available for each discount level.  Check William’s Brewing for current availability and details.

  • 10SAVE takes $10 off orders of $99.99
  • 20SAVE takes $20 off orders of $199.99
  • 30SAVE takes $30 off orders of $299.99
  • 40SAVE takes $40 off orders of $399.99
  • 50SAVE takes $50 off orders of $499.99

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1 FerMonster Fermenters – $12.74 + free ship eligible & step by step small batch directions

Fermonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy (Spigot Not Included) FE261TANK

Fermonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy from MoreBeer

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

The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center. Because they are made from virgin PET plastic they nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys.

These Fermenters are ported but do not come with a spigot. FE347 is the plastic spigot we recommend along with this fermenter.

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration. Due to the thickness of the material and the overall geometry the Fermonster does not require ribs or dimples for stability. That results in a super smooth interior surface that reduces yeast and sediment buildup making it the easiest to clean, most sanitary PET carboy on the market. The huge 4″ opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring. Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.

Features:

  • 4″ inner diameter wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 9.45 inches
  • Diameter: 6.7 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Perfect for Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Kombucha or any other fermented beverage!

 

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for just $12.74. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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.

Fermonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy FE261TANK

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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…


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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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Hands on Review: Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs!

Larger 10 and 15 gallon homebrew kegs have been very hard to find… for years.  There have been a couple sources, eBay was a best bet, but that was touch and go at best.  When you could find one, prices were… outrageous.  $300++ for a used 10 gallon keg would not be uncommon.  Again, that’s IF you could find one.

Great news homebrewers…. MoreBeer has introduced 10 and 15 gallon homebrew ball lock kegs via their Torpedo line of kegs and accessories.  These are BRAND NEW kegs that are (hopefully) readily available at a reasonable price.

Why a larger 10 or 15 gallon homebrew keg?

The first and most obvious answer is for large batch brewers.  If you brew 10 or 15 gallon batches, it sure would be nice to have a keg that fits your entire batch.  Even if you don’t brew 10 gallons, you may want to brew a couple 5 gallon batches of the same beer (much like professional brewers do) and keg it in a single keg.

A less obvious answer to the question is… to use as a fermenter.  Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities…. fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve [See: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why], naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening (again with the aid of a Spunding Valve), transferring under pressure, oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers, re-purposing expelled CO2 and more.

A third application is similar to the second… Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Save time and simplify your process.


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Hands on Review MoreBeer’s 10 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Homebrew Keg

A look at some info on the outside of the box.  Made of 304 Stainless Steel, ISO9001 Quality Assurance.  38 Liter Volume Capacity and a warning not to exceed maximum rated pressure.A look inside the box.  This was nicely packaged and arrived in perfect condition.
A look at the 10 Gallon Torpedo KegClose up of the logo and specifications.A top down view of the kegA look at the bottom of the kegA close of look at the integrated handles.  These are nicely rounded and comfortable to use.The top collar features some knock-outs or cut outs to help with drainage and drying.The top of the keg curls around presumably to strengthen it and provide a smooth surface.  It also features some holds for airflow and drying.The skirt at the bottom of the keg also has some holes for ventilation.  I think these are great.  This is a fairly large keg and the fact that they are built to allow some air movement is a good thing.I wanted to test the keg for leaks.  To do that I hooked up my C02 to fill the keg and planned to monitor with my Kegland BlowTie Spunding to see if pressure changed over time.  I quickly noticed that CO2 WAS NOT flowing.  I did some troubleshooting and finally realized… the keg was pressurized already.Checking pressure with my Kegland BlowTie SpundingHands on ReviewA close of look at the pressure gauge.  This came shipped to me at right around 15 PSI.  This proves that the keg holds pressure well.A look inside the keg.  It’s really hard to tell because of lighting, but the inside looks really good.The collar on this keg means there is little room to turn a wrench.  The pictured wrench is a Craftsman Ratcheting Flat Box Wrench with two sizes 11/16″ and 7/8″.  Those are the most common two sizes of standard posts, so, in my opinion, this wrench is a perfect keg wrench.  This keg has 7/8″ posts.  See: Craftsman 5 pc/10 Sizes Wrench Set, Ratchet Box End SAE 42160 via Amazon.You can also put a wrench through the handles.  In my experience it was possible to loosen and tighten the ball lock posts on this keg with a wrench, however… it’s not easy.  If you’re going to get one of these, you should pick up a socket to tighten and loosen posts.A look at the gas side dip tube, poppet and post.  This uses what appears to be a standard universal style poppet.A look at the liquid side dip tube, poppet and post.The liquid side dip tube is about 14″ in length.A look at the lid.  Standard ball lock/pin lock size lid.  Includes a manual PRV like most ball lock keg lids do.  That’s a good thing.  It should vent automatically for safety reasons, but the manual PRV is super handy for relieve pressure when required. A close up look at the lidFor size comparison next to a standard Cornelius Style Ball Lock KegThis standard ball lock keg measures about 25″ in heightThe Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock is about 18 1/2″ in height

Using your Keg the First Time

New kegs come from factory environments.  It’s important to give this keg (and any brand new keg) a thorough cleaning.  A good soak in a strong PBW solution, maybe a second PBW soak for good measure, followed by a thorough rinse and round of sanitizer.

Official Specs of MoreBeer’s 10 and 15 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs


10 Gallon Torpedo Keg

  • Total Capacity: 10.1 gal.
  • Max Pressure: 130 psi
  • PRV Rating: 85 psi
  • Height: 18-1/2″
  • Diameter: 15-1/2″
  • Made from 304 Stainless Steel

15 Gallon Torpedo Keg

  • Total Capacity: 15.2 gal.
  • Max Pressure: 130 psi
  • PRV Rating: 85 psi
  • Height: 24-5/8″
  • Diameter: 15-3/4″
  • Made from 304 Stainless Steel

Top down compared to a standard ball lock corny kegMeasuring the top of MoreBeer’s 10 gallon Torpedo KegI’m seeing a diameter of about 15 1/2″.  That’s right in line with official specs.For size comparison next to what I would call a standard/old style 10 gallon Cornelius style ball lock kegFor size comparison, next to a 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Torpedo Keg

10 Gallon Torpedo Keg as a Fermenter!

The 10 Gallon Torpedo Pictured with a Kegland BlowTie SpundingHands on Review

Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities….

  • Fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve
  • Naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening – again with the aid of a Spunding Valve
  • Transferring from fermenter to serving keg under pressure
  • Transferring already carbonated beer from fermenter to serving keg under pressure
  • Oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers
  • Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Simplify your process and clean less.
  • Use CO2 produced by fermentation for flushing kegs and carboys – requires a BlowTie Spunding Valve.

Illustration: Using expelled CO2 from fermentation to flush kegs, carboys and such.  A side benefit if you use the Kegland BlowTie Spunding – for fermentation is that you can use expelled CO2 for flushing kegs and such.  See my Hands on Review for more on that.

Converting 10 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock to a Fermenter!

Two real things need to be done to use these as fermenters… #1 an airlock solution and #2 a way to transfer or serve without pickup up yeast and hop trub.

Air lock solutions…

  • Spunding Valve.  Use a ball lock Spunding Valve on the gas side – either fermenter under pressure or open up the valve to let gas flow freely.
  • Remove the gas side poppet and use a blow-off tubing going into a container of sanitizer.
  • Modified keg lids are available that have a hole dripped for a stopper and airlock.

Transfer solutions…

  • Replace the liquid out dip tube with a Torpedo Keg Buoy… keep reading!
  • Trim the liquid out dip tube so that you leave trub behind – the downside of that is that it’s a guessing game and changes from beer to beer.
  • Siphon – nah… that’s no fun.  Siphoning takes some of the benefits of keg-fermenting away.

Using the Torpedo Keg Buoy For Fermentation Transfers

The Torpedo Keg Buy consists of a float, flexible silicone tubing and a short dip tube.  It replace the liquid out dip tube of your keg.  It’s designed to pull beer from the top or your keg while serving.  That gets you clearer beer that’s carbonated more quickly (as compared to the beer on the bottom) and leaves trub behind.  The float goes down with beer level and should settle on top of any trub layer.  I don’t know that this was intended to be used as part of a fermentation setup, but hey, it’s a good idea.Here’s the Torpedo Keg Buoy Installed in the 10 gallon kegSo, a problem with this idea, is out of the box, the tubing is just too long to work in the 10 gallon keg.  The excess tubing causes the float to hang up on the way down.  As you can see from all the segments, I had a lot of trial and error while testing.  I ended up trimming about 13″ off.  I’m not saying I have this process completely dialed in yet, but I feel like it’s close, if not all the way there.  If you try it, please test for yourself and don’t over-trim your tubing.Filling up the keg with water for one of several transfer testsA gravity transfer test draining into my stainless steel brew area sink.I also tried a CO2 pressure transfer test.  I considered lifting this full keg to somehow get the test lined up, but that I realized I have EVABarrier Tubing and DuoTight Fittings – which basically makes me a super hero when it comes to plumbing draft lines – so I just got a coil of tubing out and ran across my brewing area.This is the result of my final gravity test.  Hard to see because of lighting, but the Keg Buoy is sitting at the bottom of the keg and almost all of the water is drained.  It’s really just a couple ounces.  I tried to measure, but there wasn’t enough liquid to accurately pour.The modified Keg Buoy.  Using this and a Spunding Valve allows you to convert the 10 gallon Torpedo Keg to a fermenter.  Since the Buoy floats, there’s no guessing dip tube lengths and you can transfer under pressure.  Look for more info in a future revision of this review as I continue testing.

Conclusions

This keg is versatile.  It can function as a keg, as a fermenter and as a UniVessel.  MoreBeer has done a great job with the design and build quality is good.  Availability problems have plagued larger homebrew kegs for years.  I’m glad that MoreBeer has filled this need with these awesome kegs.

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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6 Gallon – Better Bottle Compatible – PET Carboy – $13.99 via AIH’s Black Friday Sale

6 Gallon PET Carboy

6 Gallon PET Carboy from Adventures in Homebrewing.

About from AIH.. “Durable and light weight, this 6 gallon PET plastic carboy makes a great primary or secondary fermenter. It is made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, is BPA free, and will not transfer flavors from one batch to the next. This carboy is comparable to Better Bottle carboys and compatible with Better Bottle parts and accessories.”

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6 Gallon PET Carboy

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Ends Today: 7.1 Gallon FermZilla Conical Fermenter – $115.69!

7.1 Gallon FermZilla Conical Fermenter

7.1 Gallon FermZilla Conical Fermenter via Adventures in Homebrewing

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FermZilla Conical Fermenter – 7.1 gal. / 27 L

The new and improved FermZilla, a 27 liter conical fermenter brought to you by the critical key minds and engineers behind the original Fermentasaurus Gen 1. Although the original Fermentasaurus was revolutionary at the time of its conception, there are always areas to improve upon. This is partly due to the strong community of Fermentasaurus users who have helped push for an improved conical unitank.

New and Improved:

  1. Larger Dump Valve – 3″ butterfly dump valve is more resistant to clogging from large amounts of trub
  2. Larger Opening – 4.75″ top port opening allows for easier cleaning
  3. Less Headspace – more appropriately sized for 5-gallon batches. Purging the headspace of oxygen is easier and more effective.

What’s Included:

  • FermZilla 27L Tank with Butterfly Dump Valve
  • Reinforced Stainless Steel Stand
  • Top Lid with PRV (35 psi)
  • 1000 ml Collection Container & Lid
  • 3-Piece Airlock
  • Graduation Sticker
  • Adhesive Thermometer
  • Strap Wrench
  • Spare Seals

Specs:

  • 27 L (7.1 gal) Total Volume
  • Pressure Rated to 2.4 Bar (34.8 psi)
  • Temperature Rated to 122°F (high temp replacement tank coming soon!)
  • Height in Stand – 28.3″
  • Height w/ Airlock – 32.7″
  • Tank Diameter – 13.9″
  • Diameter in Stand – 15.7″

 

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8 Gallon Fermenter with Spigot, Lid & Air Lock – $28.99 + 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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