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SS Conical vs plastic fermenters for kits and extracts

Discussion in 'Kits & Extracts' started by Stokesy, 12/1/19 at 3:40 AM.

 

  1. Stokesy

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    Posted 12/1/19 at 3:40 AM
    G'day everyone, ive been brewing since august last year and just put my 21st 46L brew down all kits and cans. I was wondering if a stainless conical fermenter is better than the flat bottom plastic fermenters for kits and cans?
    Im thinking of making custom stainless conicals as i believe they are more hygenic and i can make them at my workshop.
    All info would be appreciated

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    Stokesy
     
  2. malt and barley blues

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    Posted 12/1/19 at 4:11 AM
    There will be a lot of competition with fermentasaurus, fermzilla and imported s/s conicals can't see it being worthwhile, apart from making your own.
     
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    Posted 12/1/19 at 4:53 AM
    Im not looking at making them on a large scale, just for my own use and maybe the odd one here or there. Im more interested in the kits and cans in conicals, as from what i read and see they are more for all grain brewing. I may be wrong, but i gotta ask.
     
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    Posted 12/1/19 at 3:36 PM
    In my personal opinion, plastic fermenters are just fine for any form of brewing. the primary advantage of conical is that you can draw off the trub / yeast from the bottom and rack clear beer to keg/bottle. re: sanitation, sure in theory you can scratch the plastic, but unless you're a brute, and using wire brushes, it's really not a problem.
     
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    Posted 13/1/19 at 3:31 AM
    I use plastic and the Fermentasaurus found them fine, the best thing about the Fermentasaurus is watching the yeast hard at work.
     

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