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

 

  1. KegLand-com-au

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    Posted 24/6/19
    That's a fair point. We will look into making adaptors and see what we can come up with. I am fairly confident we can find a good solution.

    If you really wanted to you can put the fermenter body into the stand with the stand upside down. It looks a bit weird but you could do that if you really wanted to reduce the height too.

    If you want a point to hang the FermZilla from I should say that we will have stainless handles on the top of the unit available soon so you could also hang the fermenter from these stainless handles. You can see the handles in the stainless siphon that we are just about to release here. Look at the second photo to see the stainless handles on the fermenter. So you would be able to hang the fermenter from these stainless handles when they are available.
     
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    That's great, thanks - if you do come up with those adapters I'll be grabbing a 55 and two 25s immediately (or whenever they're back in stock :p ) and might even consider moving on my stainless unitank (edit: no that's just silly...). Have you confirmed whether you'll be making a heat-tolerant body available or not? For what it's worth, I vote yes...

    OK, I've seen the old Fermentasaurus on an upside down stand but didn't think the FermZilla stand looked suitable for that from the pictures, could be a reasonable solution though. Stainless handles sound like a great idea too. Can probably come up with something between those two solutions. Are the handles and neck rated for suspending the vessel(s) while full, or only empty?

    Thanks again for the responses
     
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    Those SS handles probably should be included with the unit
     
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    When will 55L be back in stock?
     
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    Would also be keen on the cooling coil options. I'm invested in the glycol option now but would be keen to add a 27l fermzilla down the line too.
     
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    Are the dump valve, collection container, lid and butterfly valve rated for being put in a pressure cooker (on a trivet)?
    Any plans for those fermenting fridges to reach the EU or have any advance orders for them there yet?
     
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    @KegLand-com-au I bought a Robo3 from KL and the switches have become a bit of a pain (the silicon covers seem to have hardened) Looking at the brewzilla 3.1 instructions it appears the switches have been changed. Is this correct and if so will the new switches fit my Robo3? Also is the new base (additional cooling) and legs compatible with the Robo3 and available for purchase. The cooling on the Robo3 is marginal I currently have it sitting on blocks to allow more airflow underneath (not a particularly safe solution) Cheers G
     
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    Sounds promising. Can you share any information on capacity, dimensions and dates?
     
  9. KegLand-com-au

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    The stainless handles are rated for lifting the FermZilla when full. The same handle can also lift the 55L model as well. The handles themselves can lift well over 100kg. In the initial designs we did try to make the handles plastic and have them integrated into the neck of the fermenter but the long term strength was questionable and the stainless handles add about $10 to the price so it's not that much more to pay to get the much better quality handles.

    The heat tolerant body will eventually be available but we really need to get on top of orders for the standard model first. We have customers all over the world waiting for the FermZilla units now so we have to clear back orders so we can make time to do more testing on the high temperature tolerant tanks. Rest assured we have not forgotten about this and it's still a high priority.
     
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    We have a shipment of the FermZilla 55L that will arrive approximately 20th July.
     
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    Sorry if this has been answered before but what is the temp rating of the ones just released?
    Thanks
     
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    We have not released much information regarding the Fermenting fridges yet however we are quite confident that we will see orders to the EU once we start to promote the product. We are not taking orders for these yet as we still have got quite a lot of work to finish on the software side of things and the IOT hub that these will connect to and we are not 100% sure of the exact pricing yet.
     
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    The cooling coil and insulated jacket are not far away now. These are the next accessories to be released.
     
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    Its important that you do not exceed 55C on the standard design. The warning label is also on the side of the tank just in case you forget.
     
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    We don't want to give too much away with regards to these units but we will release more information in about 1 - 2 months.
     
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    Yes all the new BrewZilla units had a significant upgrade to the components and the new switches are the most durable and reliable ones that we could find. They can be seen here:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/replacement-iluminated-110-240v-16amp-rocker-switch.html

    So these come standard on all the BrewZilla Gen 3.1 units and they are backward compatible to all previous models.

    The new base and rubber feet are not something that we have as a separate stocked part but I will talk to the guys here and get some ordered for you. I should say that the Gen 3.1 electrical boards are designed so they can go up to 120C which is as high as many of the military specification standards. So even without the ventilation they will work happily right next to the elements for an extended period of time. So the other option is if you upgrade the boards to the Gen 3.1 this might be easier than installing the legs. With that said the Gen 3.0 was still a reliable model and the with overheating were mostly from the Gen 1 and Gen 2 models.
     
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    Well that batch of fermzillas didn't last long......
     
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    Didn't even see them go up. Still said 30th June yesterday I thought.
     

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