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Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by KegLand-com-au, 26/4/18.

 

  1. snails07

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    Posted 19/6/19
    This might sound stupid at first, but bear with me...

    I'd love to be able to purchase a standard old 10/15/20/25 litre stockpot with a sealing lid much like the SS Brewtech brewbucket lids.
    So it would basically be a stainless bucket that can be sealed. I'd buy a bunch of these in different sizes and they'd be great for doing smaller batches, splitting batches etc.
    It would/could have a rotating racking arm like the brewbucket and hole at the top for blowoff/airlock.

    I hate using plastic fermenters, but this would at least be a step up from a bucket and a plastic tap.

    I've tried doing it with stockpots in the past but it was pretty clumsy trying to get gaskets and the right lids as well as something to clamp them down.
     
  2. fdsaasdf

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    Posted 19/6/19
    +1 to requests for stainless unitanks, also a fan of the Spike equipment but not prepared to go through the expensive pain of importing from the US

    30L and 60L vessels would be my preference, if they look decent and are well priced I'd probably grab one of each
     
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    Posted 19/6/19
    Yes to the stainless fermenter for me too
     
  4. Cian Doyle

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    Posted 19/6/19
    There are these available.
    https://www.homebrewerlab.com/shop/
     
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    Posted 20/6/19
    If you make a well prices stainless conical you'll break the heart of a man that just lashed out on a SS 14 gal chronical......yesterday.

    Hold off for a bit would you..
     
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  6. snails07

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    Posted 20/6/19
    Yeah they are probably even a bit fancier than I was thinking - being able to serve from them would be a cool feature though I suppose.

    This one - https://www.homebrewerlab.com/product/pot-au-keep-6-quarts/ - is only 6 Litres and $99 (plus shipping from US). I'd imagine Kegland could produce something similar for a lot less...

    All I want is a stainless pot with a sealable lid... is this too much to ask god damn it!!! ;)
     
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    Posted 20/6/19
    Surely there is already a set of wifi enabled scales that exist in the world?
     
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    Posted 20/6/19
    Why not just buy some used corny kegs and spunding valves, then ferment in those? You could easily do split batches without worrying about the headspace because you could just purge it if you were really worried
     
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  10. dkril

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    Posted 20/6/19
    My vote is for the fermenting fridge. I hold grave fears for the longevity of mine.

    I picked it up off the side of the road 11-12 years ago -- reckon I've got any chance of a warranty claim :question:.
     
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    Posted 20/6/19
    Any chance of getting the PREMIUM BALL LOCK DISCONNECT MFL (GREY/GAS) - WITH INTEGRATED CHECK VALVE
    In a barb end instead of MFL which I call Mother Fckin Leaks?
     
  12. Half-baked

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    Posted 21/6/19
    Another +1 for an affordable Spike equivalent (maybe <$300 for 30l including tri clover fittings... not sure if this is doable!)

    More immediately, Fermcap or some sort of anti-foam agent...
     
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    Posted 21/6/19
    I've been looking at the 10in beer filtering system and have a question or two.
    The info says its best for filtering cold un- carbonated beer. Does this mean it wouldn't be suitable for filtering beer from the new FermZilla thats been fermenting under pressure? I assume there would be some carbonation.
    If its not suitable is there a product that is?
    Thank you
     
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    Posted 21/6/19
    Works fine, you just need head pressure on the receiving vessel so that the beer doesn't de-gas. I've just done this for 38L of carbonated Kolsch from the unitank, used a blow-tie on the keg gas post to provide the pressure.

    FWIW I used reducers to add combo gas/liquid ball lock posts to my filter housing, gives me a bit more flexibility for purging and connecting to different FVs.
     
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    Posted 21/6/19
    Cheers! Thanks for the info.
     
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    Also I jacked up the pressure in the unitank and receiving keg a bit above the pressure the beer had been carbonating at, worked very well.
     
  17. KegLand-com-au

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    Posted 21/6/19
    Thanks for that. We do have an internet connected temp controller on the way and a smaller glycol chiller too so this is in the pipeline.

    Yes some 3V vessel stuff is probably something that we should put some time into. It's a shrinking market with all the single vessel breweries but it's still something we should have some optoins for.

    Thanks.
     
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  18. KegLand-com-au

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    Yes I think some stainless steel pressure fermenters is definitely a hole in the range and we will bring out some options here in the future.
     
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  19. KegLand-com-au

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    We have not started on this but we would agree. This is something we should have a solution for. The idea is that the new temp controllers and temp control fridges with heating and cooling will eventually talk to a product like the TILT. This would enable some more clever logic between the two and log information up to the same server.
     
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    Posted 21/6/19
    Do you really have leaks with the MFL thread? I find these to be definitely the way to go. I love MFL.

    So you want us to make this one exactly the same but with barb?
    https://www.kegland.com.au/premium-...mfl-grey-gas-with-integrated-check-valve.html
     

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