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KK - 'Fermentasaurus' conical PET fermenter

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by BrutusB, 28/12/16.

 

  1. BrutusB

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    Posted 28/12/16
    Hey guys,

    Anyone have any thoughts on the soon to be released (February) KK PET fermenter?

    You can see it here if you haven't already: http://www.oxebar.com.au/fermentasaurus/

    They've indicated on their facebook it will be $129RRP for the 'Standard' kit: http://www.oxebar.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Fermentasaurus-Gravity-System.jpg
    and an additional $40 for the 'pressure kit': http://www.oxebar.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Fermentasaurus-Pressure-Lid.jpg

    The total height including the airlock is 940mm. The Diameter of the stainless wire base at the widest point is 395mm.

    Let my know your thoughts/concerns if any.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Dan Pratt

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    Posted 28/12/16
    I like it. Pressure rating for transfer is a plus and ferment under pressure. Clear for full view ferment and Trub and yeast trap for pre and post ferment.

    Handles on the stand would be a good idea?
     
  3. BrutusB

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    Posted 28/12/16
    Agree - I can imagine moving that shape would be pretty tricky when it's got 25L of Wort in there.
     
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    Posted 28/12/16
    I like the look of them, but stubborn Krausen might be difficult to get to when cleaning.
     
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    Posted 29/12/16
    How big is it ?
    Page doesn't say (or I can't read).

    Hope it's 60 litres
     
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    Posted 29/12/16
    First title on the page 'Fermentasaurus 35L'..

    They mentioned within the FB post that it's the max size they can make on the machine due to the cone shape.
     
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    Posted 29/12/16
    Looks cool
     
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    Posted 29/12/16
    Am seriously looking at these.

    Only downside for me is that at present, I can fit two 25 L plastic fermenters into my fermentation fridge, whereas I will only be able to fit in one of these conicals.
     
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    I think I can work out how there is no need to rack

    can you bulk prime , assuming you still need to bottle which can lead to irregular or uneven carbonation )

    looks good and the need to man handle (lift) racked fermentors which can be heavy

    will wait for the video
     
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    Posted 29/12/16
    I've asked the question. I'd be hoping it's >4". Don't expect a reply as they're closed but will let you know what I find out.
     
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    Interesting, but would wish to know the life expectancy of the fermenter before budgeting for one.
     
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  12. BrutusB

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    Posted 29/12/16
    Good point! Are KK a sponsor by any chance?
     
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    I would also be wondering whether boiling water could be used to rinse / sanitise given that it's only PET.
     
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    Posted 29/12/16
    Will need to start looking at getting a bigger fermentation fridge now...
     
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    Can only see that pressure relief valve is rated @35psi-was under the impression that 22psi was top end of the range that yeast was viable-above that and there was a chance of killing yeast which increased the higher the pressure went-my 2c's worth
     
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    Hey guys my understanding is that the pet fermenter is disposable. I've heard rumours that they are reasonably priced. KK needs to comment on this.
     
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    ...but can it be used for no-chill like my stainless vessels?
     
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    Just because the prv is rated at 35psi doesn't mean you have to pressurise at only that pressure.
     
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    Yeah, I know PET is less oxygen permeable than HDPE, but for the ability to no chill in, I'll be sticking with HDPE or Stainless :/
    an SS Chronical or DIY kegmenter is looking like my best choice


    It's a pull type relief valve like on cornies, you can't set individual pressures
     
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