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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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The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System – 70L/18.4 Gallons – $1,699, Save $299! + Rundown of Grainfather Father’s Day Deals

The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System - 70L/18.4G (220V)

The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System – 70L/18.4G (220V) via MoreBeer

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Massive 18.5 gallon preboil capacity
Powerful 3,300 watt heating element
Color LCD controller magnetically mounted for easy removal and cleaning
Wireless control via the Grainfather Community App
Dual stage false bottom to prevent stuck sparges
Wort chiller included
These systems will ship free to anywhere in the contiguous United States.

From the creators of the original award-winning all grain brewing system, the Grainfather G70 represents the next level in brewing equipment. Grainfather stepped up their game to bring you a smarter brewing system with a larger 70L capacity, improved design, wireless control, app integration and the same Grainfather signature quality guarantee. Whether you’re a homebrewer looking to raise the stakes or a commercial brewery looking to bring authenticity back to your pilot batches, the G70 is your true brewing companion. It gives you everything you need in one compact package that can be used virtually anywhere.

Custom Two Stage False Bottom
The conical base allows a false bottom with an inner collar to sit in the recess of the base. Early testers used 600gs of hops and saw full flow through the pump. This is very effective.

Powerful, Concealed Heating Element
Bespoke 3.2 kWh concealed conical heating element. Make the most of the power available. The element covers around 80% of the base and is mounted using a thermal paste rather than braised. This moves the heat efficiently upwards, minimizing the loss of heat to areas where it’s not needed. As it’s spread in a wide area, hot spots and scorching are very unlikely. Also, most solids settle on the false bottom, so they won’t touch the elements. As it’s concealed, it makes cleaning easy too.

Integrated Sight Glass
Integrated sight glass for easy volume readings during sparging. Instead of trying to judge the level of your preboil, you can easily sparge until you reach preboil volume. It’s also easy to clean after every brew. The sight glass cap can be replaced with the sight glass cleaning barb to easily recirculate a cleaning solution.

Redesigned for Improved Lautering
New rolled edge, mash plates and hop filter for increased strength and easy set up. There’s no more silicone seals, as the plates now have a smooth finish, making them more robust, hard-wearing and easy to install. Compared to the G30, the G70 is wider but not that much taller. Comparatively, the draining is still quick from the basket and there’s less likelihood of stuck sparges as the draining surface area is bigger.

Side Entry Recirculation
Convenient side entry recirculation. Rather than up and over, the G70 has a built-in port on the side of the unit. If the pump is accidentally switched on, the wort will be safely directed back into the boiler.

Dual Stage Hop Filtration
Large dual-stage hop filter provides a large surface area to allow for a hopping rate of up to 1.5kg, which also reduces pump load and blockages.
Wort Chiller Included
Huge Wort Chiller comes standard. Despite the volume being more than double, cooling times remain around the same as the G30 thanks to a more powerful pump, efficient false bottom and bigger wort chiller to match the wider unit.

Other Features:

Bottom drain below the false bottom means minimal dead space.
High temperature, high flow rate, food-grade pump. With an 8L per minute flow rate, you can transfer your brew efficiently and safely.
Heavy duty handles on the outside of the G70 unit.
Automatic heat sensors and safety cut-out for dry boil protection.
Color LCD controller screen with magnetic mounting for easy viewing from all angles and manual control.
Glass lid with handle.
Ball valve for sampling/draining.
Lifting bar included with winch lifting hook.
Robust stainless steel body and excellent build quality.
Wireless control via the Grainfather Community App
Safety aspects including locked in support ring, heavy duty, no slip brackets on the grain basket and protection from knocking the ball valve open.
Specs:

18.5 gal (70 L) Max preboil capacity
Max Grain Capacity – 37.5 lbs
Min Grain Capacity – 17.6 lbs
3300 Watt
220-240 V
50/60 Hz
15 amp socket required

 

The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System – 70L/18.4G (220V) AG606

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Brewer’s Edge 76 Quart Ported, Stainless Steel Brew Kettle… $119.99 + Free Shipping via William’s Brewing Clearance

Brewer's Edge® 76 Quart Brewkettle

Brewer’s Edge® 76 Quart Brewkettle via William’s Brewing

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This Brewer’s Edge pot features organ welded construction, .031” thickness 210 grade welded stainless construction, and a ½” female NPT port for a thermometer that comes plugged with a stainless plug. The handles are welded on.

These are a great value for the money. This pot is too large to use on a home stove, an outdoor burner is recommended. Not recommended for use on an induction stove. 19½” tall, 18″ wide.


 

76 quarts = 19 gallons.   Includes a ball valve and a plugged 1/2″ NPT port that could be used to easily add a thermometer.

Brewer’s Edge® 76 Quart Brewkettle

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Ends Today: Speidel Fermenters – Up to $45 Off + Hands on Review

speidel fermenters

Speidel Fermenters are made from heavy duty HDPE, durable and resistant to oxygen transfer.  They have built in handles, All ports seal with gaskets.  Quality German manufacturing.

  • Speidels are awesome!  I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  They are great Fermenters.  Check out my Hands On Review of the 5.3 and 7.9 gallon sizes.
  • Up to $45 Off!  For a short time, MoreBeer has a Brew More Save More sale going on.  That discounts your order based on order total.  This DOES work on Speidel Fermenters.
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Rare Deal: 14 Gallon Blichmann Fermenator Conical with Tri Clamp Fittings – $649.99

Blichmann Fermenator Conical - 14 gal (Tri Clamp Fittings)

Blichmann Fermenator Conical – 14 gal (Tri Clamp Fittings) via MoreBeer

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This stainless steel conical fermentor features a weld-free interior, a dump valve for removing yeast and sediment, and a rotating racking arm for transferring. Prior to bottling or kegging, you can dump your yeast and trub out of the bottom, making for a very clean transfer. This helps with a cleaner, crisper beer everytime! The lid has a removable soda keg-style hatch that is pressure capable, allowing you to easily transfer using CO2 to minimize air exposure. Optional casters and leg extensions are available as well. The 14 Gallon Fermenator is designed to ferment 10 gallons at a time.

 

  • This is on sale for $649.99. That’s a $45 discount.
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Blichmann Fermenator Conical – 14 gal (Tri Clamp Fittings) BL214

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20.5 Gallon/82 Quart Stainless Steel Kettle by Bayou Classic

Bayou Classic 1082, 82-Qt. Stainless Fryer/Steamer

Bayou Classic 1082, 82-Qt. Stainless Fryer/Steamer by Bayou Classic

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  • 82-quart stainless stockpot
  • Stockpot 1.0 millimeter / 18 gauge
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Durable, reliable and versatile
  • Measures 18.75-inches in diameter by 17-inches in height

 

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FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter – $119.99, Save $40! via William’s Brewing + Convert it to a Keg & Get a Freebie

FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter

FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter

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With the 55 Liter FermZilla (13.2 gallons) 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. This is sized for 10 gallon batches. 45″ tall with airlock installed. 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 Stainless Handle
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:
Spunding Valve Kit
Extra Collection Jar

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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. 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. 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.

Maximum temperature is 130 degrees F., if you pour boiling or near boiling wort into this unit, you will ruin it, and heat damage is not covered by warranty.


 

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FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter – $129.99, Save $30 via William’s Brewing + Get a Freebie

FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter

  • William’s Brewing has this on sale for $129.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter

Get a Freebie

  • Place an order with a subtotal of $99.99 or more and enter web coupon code ULTIMATE at checkout and you’ll free set of William’s Ultimate Beer Glasses
  • No need to add the pints to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.

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FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter – $139.99, Save $20 via William’s Brewing + Get a Freebie

FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter

FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter

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

With the 55 Liter FermZilla (13.2 gallons) 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. This is sized for 10 gallon batches. 45″ tall with airlock installed. 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 Stainless Handle
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:
Spunding Valve Kit
Extra Collection Jar

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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. 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. 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.

Maximum temperature is 130 degrees F., if you pour boiling or near boiling wort into this unit, you will ruin it, and heat damage is not covered by warranty.


 

  • William’s Brewing has this on sale for $139.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.
  • Convert it to a Keg!  The Fermzilla Molded Pressure Kit Add On, available on the product page, effectively converts this to a ball lock keg.

FermZilla 55 Liter Conical Fermenter

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  • Place an order with a subtotal of $99.99 or more and enter web coupon code ULTIMATE at checkout and you’ll free set of William’s Ultimate Beer Glasses
  • No need to add the pints to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.

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62 Quart [15.5 Gallon] Stainless Steel Kettle and Basket

Bayou Classic 62-qt Stainless Stockpot with Basket

62 Quart, 15.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle, Lid and Basket by Bayou Classic

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  • Steam – Boil – Fry
  • ID = 15.625-in D x 18.75-in H
  • Basket sets 3.25-in above bottom for steaming
  • Domed, Vented Lidx 18.75-in H
  • Perforated stainless steel basket – 14 D x 14.625 H

 

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Large 62 quart stainless steel brew kettle. The basket should come in handy if you planning to brew BIAB.  You can use the stainless basket to help you lift out the bag.  Related: BIAB Resources

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