Anyone have first-hand experience with Stout's fermenters and brite tanks in the 1-bbl to 3-bbl range (or in any size, actually)? Their pricing (at least based on quotes I've been getting back from a few companies) is extremely competitive and attractive... does that means they are cutting corners???I have a 65 gallon single walled conical from Stout. I love it so much more than the plastic fermenter I had before.
I have done a couple of mods and added a few things since I bought it though. I have a stainless coil that I attached to the lid to pump glycol through for temp control. I swapped the thermowell that came with it for a sample port, and I took off the 1/2" 90 degree TC elbow and replaced it with a 1.5" TC T with a 1" TC fitting for blowoff and a 24" thermowell.
The only thing I wished I would have changed on it is that there is a threaded fitting for the CIP spray ball. I wish I would have had it changed to a 3" TC fitting as shown on some of the other larger fermenters. I noticed it on the drawings before I ordered, but just didn't think much about it at the time. It would make it easier to remove, and give a larger access port for pitching yeast, dry hopping, etc. (instead of taking off the entire lid).