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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2014, 10:46:30 AM »
I have thought many times about whirl pooling and other methods to remove the trub and hops. But in the end it is just so fast and easy to pour the whole kettle of wort into the fermenter. Laziness wins out for me every time.

Put something under the side with the spigot and ferment at an angle. Can't get any lazier than that.

Couldn't you just stop pouring before you start to dump the trub though? I have to hold my kettle at a significant angle and shake it to get the trub out for cleaning.
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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2014, 10:59:42 AM »
I'm thinking about ordering an 8gal. Is it true that they will handle a 5 gal big belgian without a blowoff? How tall are they including airlock?

Too late, already ordered it. Hopefully it does the trick and fits in my 14cf chest freezer

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2014, 12:22:51 PM »

I have thought many times about whirl pooling and other methods to remove the trub and hops. But in the end it is just so fast and easy to pour the whole kettle of wort into the fermenter. Laziness wins out for me every time.

Put something under the side with the spigot and ferment at an angle. Can't get any lazier than that.

Couldn't you just stop pouring before you start to dump the trub though? I have to hold my kettle at a significant angle and shake it to get the trub out for cleaning.

Good idea on tilting. I will try that. My spigot isn't covered. The trub is just in the vicinity. I've always assumed the trub will get sucked up by the siphon. With a tilt that may be minimized.

I can whirl pool or stop short on the pour. Both leave a lot of beer behind. My beers are good with the trub in the fermenter so I have never wanted to waste the extra beer.

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2014, 01:20:26 PM »
I received my Speidel 30L fermentation vessel today.  The airlock is so large that it looks like a caricature.


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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2014, 02:04:36 PM »
Specimen cup?

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2014, 03:15:19 PM »
How tall is the 8 gallon with airlock?

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2014, 03:22:03 PM »

How tall is the 8 gallon with airlock?

Jim, I don't know the height, but I have friends that use a second spigot as a blowoff when it wouldn't fit in their freezer. It fits on the lid easily.

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2014, 04:25:11 PM »
How tall is the 8 gallon with airlock?

Approximate Dimensions: 13.5in Diameter x 18.5in Height (w/out airlock in place). Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.  The airlock looks to add at least 5 inches in high but id give it a conservitave estimate of 6 for your measurements.
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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2014, 05:11:58 PM »
Right on, my freezer is about 29" deep

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2014, 05:17:26 PM »

Right on, my freezer is about 29" deep

My freezer is 28" deep and I have 2 1" thick pieces of wood sitting in  bottom. My 8G Speidel with specimen cup on fits easily.

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2014, 05:28:51 PM »
Sweet!

I still really like my polycarbonate Cambro buckets, but it will be nice having an oversized fermentor for big crazies. I might have to get a second one for fruit. (Please don't tell anyone I'm going to use fruit... I don't want the rheinheitsge-Bots tracking me down)

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2014, 05:31:17 PM »
Sweet!

I still really like my polycarbonate Cambro buckets, but it will be nice having an oversized fermentor for big crazies. I might have to get a second one for fruit. (Please don't tell anyone I'm going to use fruit... I don't want the rheinheitsge-Bots tracking me down)

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2014, 06:05:59 PM »
I know, right? I think I'll be ok cuz it's going in a Quad. I'll just tell certain people that it's wine.

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Re: Speidel Fermenter
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2014, 08:27:14 AM »
Shout out to B3. Ordered the 8 gallon yesterday along with a pound of D180. Free shipping and tracking says it will be at my door tomorrow.  Not bad.