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Offline troybinso

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2014, 08:43:45 pm »
That's a re-purposed stainless steel milk transport can.

you mean like this?

http://hambydairysupply.com/xcart/product.php?productid=1946

I guess you need to drill a 12mm hole in the lid for the air lock.

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2014, 08:47:51 pm »
For sure that would make it a perfectly fine fermenter and basically the same as one of these.. albeit at a higher price.  There is certainly nothing new or innovative about the campaign.  It's just a cheap stainless container to ferment in.  Nothing more nothing less lol.
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2014, 09:17:41 pm »
For sure that would make it a perfectly fine fermenter and basically the same as one of these.. albeit at a higher price.  There is certainly nothing new or innovative about the campaign.  It's just a cheap stainless container to ferment in.  Nothing more nothing less lol.
Not really innovative?  True.  Well, I'll still be buying this glorified milk can adaptation for homebrew fermentation assuming it all goes through.

Someone trying to be witty might just call it cow tested, homebrewer approved.
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2014, 09:26:46 pm »
Okay, I did my part.  I already have more gear than I need, but that's a good price.   If this project gets funded, I will sell the Speidel 30L that I have yet to use.  The 30L is way too big for my standard primary volume, which is 3.5 gallons.   I did not purchase the 20L because I make a few 5.5-gallon batches a year, and I thought that the 20L would be too small.

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2014, 07:47:36 am »
yeah that's how I chose to look at it.  It is what it is and it's cheaper than I can buy it elsewhere (at least without looking around for 'deals' on used stuff on ebay or locally)
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2014, 08:57:29 am »
Well, it looks like the campaign found another backer this morning.  The campaign has eight days to go and nine more backers to find.

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 06:57:10 am »
$633 to go with a little over six days left!

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2014, 07:08:17 am »
yeah it's going to be close ;-)
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2014, 10:11:18 am »
The project is funded.  Now, we are going to witness the "pile on" effect.

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2014, 10:17:15 am »
If he had figured out how to flip that over and turn it into a conical then he could charge a lot more. I think it could be done by replacing the lid with a custom made cone that locked in place using the same locking mechanism. Maybe the bigger issue is figuring out how to make the bottom into the top of a conical.
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2014, 11:14:41 am »
If he had figured out how to flip that over and turn it into a conical then he could charge a lot more. I think it could be done by replacing the lid with a custom made cone that locked in place using the same locking mechanism. Maybe the bigger issue is figuring out how to make the bottom into the top of a conical.
I'm not sure I would trust that thing upside down with my beer in it ;-)

At any rate 108%... Glad it made it.  Glad I found it early and got 2 for $105 each as well ;-P
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2014, 04:59:54 pm »
Local pick up here in Cincinnati (edit, at my favorite LHBS Listermann's) plus the fact that it is funded got me in! So much good stuff coming in the next couple months: BruGear 15 gallon pot in July, and now this fermenter in August. Cant wait to put them both into use!
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2014, 09:25:58 pm »
I thought about doing the two-fer deal, but I really only need one primary fermentation vessel these days.  I still rack to a secondary if I do not have keg space within two weeks. 

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2014, 10:26:30 pm »
I'm not sure I would trust that thing upside down with my beer in it ;-)

At any rate 108%... Glad it made it.  Glad I found it early and got 2 for $105 each as well ;-P

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2014, 07:02:19 am »
I thought about doing the two-fer deal, but I really only need one primary fermentation vessel these days.  I still rack to a secondary if I do not have keg space within two weeks.
Agreed I would only use it as a primary due to the amount of headspace it would have at 7.1 gallons.
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