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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2014, 06:03:00 AM »
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

Good, you deserve it.  You did a fine job of raising awareness without going anywhere near shillville.  Thanks!
haha yeah I tried to be honest that I was just doing it all for selfish reasons ;-) I needed a couple more fermenters. :D
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2014, 01:20:43 PM »
Well... They came today... Heavy canisters... Seems like there may be some slag in the bottoms... Need to wash to be sure... Main bummer though is that one came crushed... Still waiting to hear back on it... Weep.
 
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 01:22:23 PM »
...Main bummer though is that one came crushed... Still waiting to hear back on it... Weep.


Bummer is right. How well were they packed? They will learn to pack properly quick style.

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2014, 01:24:26 PM »
I picked mine up locally last night. It is definitely heavy. Some small metal shavings on the bottom inside. The weld between base and body is kinda ugly, hope it's water tight. I would attach a photo, but mine looks just like your good one.
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Conditioning: GHE via HoosierBrew with 835, German Pilsner Via Brulosopher with 835,  Sour Saison on raspberries and something WILD
In Bottles: N.German Pilsner 2 ways with 835, Doublenut Brown, Evil Twin, Smoked Porter, EBW
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2014, 01:25:12 PM »
Box with quite a bit of bubble wrap around it... packaging seemed decent until I unwrapped all the bubble wrap and found that lol.  I'll see what he's willing to do... I know he ordered a few extras so maybe I'll get a replacement.. or maybe I'll offer to try pounding it out for a partial refund... I dunno yet... only notified him a short time back so still waiting on a response to see what's up.
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2014, 01:26:11 PM »
I picked mine up locally last night. It is definitely heavy. Some small metal shavings on the bottom inside. The weld between base and body is kinda ugly, hope it's water tight. I would attach a photo, but mine looks just like your good one.
I agree... I had the same thought... like is this going to leak... lol.  It is way heavier than my other stainless vessels.
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2014, 01:26:29 PM »
I had some questions for hi earlier in the week and he got in touch via email within a few short hours. Good luck
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2014, 01:32:51 PM »
I picked mine up locally last night. It is definitely heavy. Some small metal shavings on the bottom inside. The weld between base and body is kinda ugly, hope it's water tight. I would attach a photo, but mine looks just like your good one.

an ugly weld in a sanitary application would make me nervous. is it smooth and seemless on the inside at least?
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2014, 01:40:10 PM »
I have mine soaking in some soapy water now... it was hard for me to judge the weld without first cleaning because there seemed to be a lot of oils and stuff in there.
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2014, 01:43:16 PM »
I have not washed mine yet, but the inside visually looked good with a cursory glance. I won't be using mine for a couple weeks at least till I. Lear out some space, so I'm not in a rush to clean. Maybe I should be so I can contact Adam if there is an issue.
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Conditioning: GHE via HoosierBrew with 835, German Pilsner Via Brulosopher with 835,  Sour Saison on raspberries and something WILD
In Bottles: N.German Pilsner 2 ways with 835, Doublenut Brown, Evil Twin, Smoked Porter, EBW
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2014, 01:44:57 PM »
Yeah it's pretty dirty... going to require multiple washings before I use it... The inside welds after the inital wash are certainly not the greatest...  The majority of it looks good but there are a couple spots that are not so good with some pitting etc...
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2014, 01:45:32 PM »
Dkfick, did you get ported or un-ported versions? I got a ported one, so I picked up a valve to cover that. Do I need to take any special care with a ball valve in a fermenter?
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Fermenting:
Conditioning: GHE via HoosierBrew with 835, German Pilsner Via Brulosopher with 835,  Sour Saison on raspberries and something WILD
In Bottles: N.German Pilsner 2 ways with 835, Doublenut Brown, Evil Twin, Smoked Porter, EBW
In the works: Trad'l Bock, Doppelbock, Bluesman's Pilsner, Ballantine IPA, Saison split between lemon balm & blackberries, Dunkel

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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2014, 01:50:09 PM »
Dkfick, did you get ported or un-ported versions? I got a ported one, so I picked up a valve to cover that. Do I need to take any special care with a ball valve in a fermenter?
I got the unported ones.  If I were going to use a port I would make sure it's removable and I would remove and clean/sanitize it with each use.
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2014, 01:52:00 PM »
That's what I was planning on. Just a basic valve, gaskets on both sides, will need to add a barbed connector at least on outside
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Fermenting:
Conditioning: GHE via HoosierBrew with 835, German Pilsner Via Brulosopher with 835,  Sour Saison on raspberries and something WILD
In Bottles: N.German Pilsner 2 ways with 835, Doublenut Brown, Evil Twin, Smoked Porter, EBW
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Re: Indiegogo 7.1 gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2014, 01:54:07 PM »
Gonna be an interesting brew day for my next: new 15gallon BruGear kettle, new 7.9 gallon SS fermenter, and my second batch of lager, BCS Dunkel. Lot of new variables, should make my head hurt trouble shooting any issues, but can't wait to use both pieces of new equipment!
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Fermenting:
Conditioning: GHE via HoosierBrew with 835, German Pilsner Via Brulosopher with 835,  Sour Saison on raspberries and something WILD
In Bottles: N.German Pilsner 2 ways with 835, Doublenut Brown, Evil Twin, Smoked Porter, EBW
In the works: Trad'l Bock, Doppelbock, Bluesman's Pilsner, Ballantine IPA, Saison split between lemon balm & blackberries, Dunkel