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Equipment and Software / Re: Conical Fermenter Size
« on: April 04, 2013, 04:48:26 PM »
Thanks for the input.  The conical I saw advertised was gone very quickly, so I didn't get it.  I appreciate your input.  I'll keep looking.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Whirlpooling
« on: April 03, 2013, 05:47:35 AM »
I've been frustrated trying to effectively whirlpool my wort also.  Use irish moss and spoon and chill before transfer.  Best I've done is use a screen sleeve in the bottom of the brew pot to remove break, but it clogs stopping transfer so have to use my sanitized spoon to get it draining again.  Usually just let the break go into the fermenter and forget about it.  Is this having that significant an affect on my finished beer?

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Equipment and Software / Conical Fermenter Size
« on: March 20, 2013, 10:38:37 AM »
An opportunity to get a used 14 gal Blickman conical stainless steel fermenter at a good price has come up.  However, I don't want to brew 10 gallon batches.  Has anyone brewed 5 gallon batches in a 14 gal fermenter and did it have any affect on the beer.  It seems to me that the additional head space might be a problem.  I'd appreciate any input you may have before I commit to buying this; even though the price is good, it still costs a few bucks.

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