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Kegmenter. Are they good to use?

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by Danscraftbeer, 14/1/16.

 

  1. KegLand-com-au

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    Posted 26/5/18

    Hey Mr B. We have taken your advice and the requests from a few other brewers and done this for you:

    https://www.kegland.com.au/29l-kegmenter-304-stainless-uni-tank-pressurisable-fermenter.html

    https://www.kegland.com.au/58l-kegmenter-304-stainless-uni-tank-pressurisable-fermenter.html


     
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    Posted 11/6/18
    I got this up and running over the weekend on a 50lt keg. I already had some of the parts but the whole lot would be about $100 all up. IMG_20180611_211559.jpeg
     
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    Posted 11/6/18
    What sort of dip have you connected to the out post?
     
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    Posted 11/6/18
    I just bought a new one from Grain and Grape so its just a regular dip tube. It's in a "through the wall" keg post from GnG as well. That goes in to a 1/4" to 1/2" adapter, then in to a 1/2" T peice and then into a 1/2" to 2" tri clover. Same for the gas post.
     
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    Posted 11/6/18
    The dip tube was a perfext height. Didnt need any trimming. It sits about 10mm from the bottom.
     
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    Posted 13/6/18 at 12:10 AM
    We have been considering making something like this and selling it for about $50. If this is something of considerable interest we will start making it but it seems that most customers are going for the Kegmenters.
     
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    Posted 13/6/18 at 4:28 AM
    I have a DIY keg cleaner that i hope will do the job other wise it will use to much water. A KL kegmemter is still on the wish list down the track.
     
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    Posted 14/6/18 at 4:51 AM
    Sadly I saw the 58 litre version after they sold out.
    I’ve got a kk 50 litre version I just use as a keg as it’s too squeezy for my brew length of 47 to 50 litres.
    Waiting for it to be back in stock...
     
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    Posted 14/6/18 at 6:16 AM
    Yes we did get this same enquiry from a number of customers which is the main reason why we now do 58L kegs.

    Also we can deep draw the stainless halves of the keg to this maximum depth to make the 58L so it's the same cost to produce as it uses the same amount of raw material as the 50L keg. So I guess its also a bit more efficient in that respect too. TUnfortunately sold out until next container in 25th July. You can sign up to notifications for the product here:

    https://www.kegland.com.au/58l-kegmenter-304-stainless-uni-tank-pressurisable-fermenter.html
     
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    Posted 14/6/18 at 11:42 AM
    I really like the kegmenters. My only problem with them is no thermowell. Is this something that could be welded into the pressure caps?
     
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    Posted 15/6/18 at 1:35 AM
    If you are fermenting in a fridge (which is what we recommend) then we really feel a thermowell is not necessary. Would be keen to hear what other people think on this one. We feel that it's just one more thing to wash out and already you will get quite accurate temperature reading by taping the termometer to the outside of the fermenter/kegmenter
     
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    Posted 15/6/18 at 2:12 AM
    I just find with a thermowell in my other fermenters I tend to get a better reading as it's taking the temp from the centre of the fermenter. I run all my fermenters in a fridge as well. Just a preference thing I guess.
     
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    Posted 15/6/18 at 2:15 AM
    If your using Brew Pi it's a must, and it is the best ferment control, now I'm not saying the yeast will know any difference over .5c, but being able to see on graph exactly when fermentation stopped is kinda special.
     
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    Posted 15/6/18 at 2:20 AM
    I thought that when you measure the centre of your wort and it is in a fridge, that around the outside would be significantly cooler?
    Makes sense to the measure the outside to me since you would be controlling the majority of the wort.
     
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    Posted 15/6/18 at 3:17 AM
    If you were cold crashing maybe, if your trying to maintain a steady temp is would be marginal. Brew pi measures the temp of the wort and the fridge temp the uses an algorithm to cool/heat for the right amount of time to affect the desired change in wort temp.
     
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    Posted 16/6/18 at 1:56 PM
    Just took delivery of two of the kegmenter lids with the floating dip-tubes as per your recommendation. The ball float and silicone tubing looks to be the same as that supplied for the Fermentasaurus. I think it will be a PITA to get the tubing supplied to fit over the beer tube post, at a minimum it’s going to require soaking the tubing in boiling water to get it it fit. Also, will the length of tubing supplied make it to the bottom of a 50L KK/58L KL Kegmenter?
     

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