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Offline Jeff M

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« on: July 07, 2014, 06:21:18 AM »
For those of you that have Spiedel Fermentors,  Can you fit a 10G batch of ale in the 30L to ferment with no risk of blowoff, or should i just hedge my bets and get the 60l?  Any input would be great.
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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 07:03:45 AM »
I have never used a Spiedel fermenter, so excuse my ignorance.  However 30 l = ~ 8 gal.
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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 07:17:19 AM »
I try to push my system to its limit. That said, I use a blow off tube when my beer is maxed out on the fermenter. Have you considered a blow off tube? Either way, 30L in a 10 gallon shouldn't be a problem.


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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 08:19:32 AM »
I think you would have no head space

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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 08:20:38 AM »
I have never used a Spiedel fermenter, so excuse my ignorance.  However 30 l = ~ 8 gal.

This. assuming the include ~20% extra capacity as built in headspace your still short by a couple liters for a 10 gallon batch.
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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 08:27:13 AM »
I have never used a Spiedel fermenter, so excuse my ignorance.  However 30 l = ~ 8 gal.

This. assuming the include ~20% extra capacity as built in headspace your still short by a couple liters for a 10 gallon batch.

Thats what i thought, but i know i have read people saying that they are much bigger then the advetized amount.  I wonder if they use Imperial Litres instead of metric or some sillyness.
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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 01:23:47 PM »
I measured water and poured it in to make some marks. 5, 5 1/2, and 6 gallon marks. I'm not looking at them right now, but it seems that 5 is about dead center.

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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 03:42:05 PM »
I measured water and poured it in to make some marks. 5, 5 1/2, and 6 gallon marks. I'm not looking at them right now, but it seems that 5 is about dead center.

awesome, thanks Jim.  I grabbed a 60L.  Should fit my needs best.

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Re: Spiedels
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 04:51:05 PM »
No problem