Author Topic: big mouth bubbler  (Read 3784 times)

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
big mouth bubbler
« on: January 23, 2015, 12:05:09 AM »
we were talking about this on another thread..cant remember where. someone mentioned problems with it and it wasn't thick enough glass.

looks like v2 is out with thicker glass and few other features. i have the original and havent had any issues, but the new features are good to see....gallon graduation marks.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/big-mouth-bubbler-evo-2-6-5-gallon.html?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Introducing+Big+Mouth+Bubbler%22+EVO2+-+The+Most+Obsessively+Engineered+Fermentor+Ever&utm_content=Big+Mouth+Bubbler%C2%AE+EVO+2+-+The+Next+Stage+in+Fermentor+Evolution&utm_campaign=20150122+-+EVO+2+Intro+
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

S. cerevisiae

  • Guest
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 12:18:35 AM »
I would like to see one of these carboys in the flesh.

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 12:29:04 AM »
Kind of comes down to plastic or glass here. I've always used glass and so I do like the wide mouth for cleaning, and no samples need to be taken as I just drop the sanitized hydrometer in and take my reading.

I think they make a plastic version of this also.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline cascadesrunner

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
  • San Diego, CA
    • View Profile
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 01:18:28 AM »
I gave one of those a hard look last year, but ultimately took a pass.  What is the weight on the glass version like?  Are we essentially looking at a carboy from a weight standpoint?
Run then beer.

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 01:32:04 AM »
I don't know about the new version, but original is lighter than comparable 6.5 gal carboy. I've got about 6-7 brews thru it so far.  I think someone had said people had issues with them breaking...have not had that problem.

Thicker reinforced glass is a plus...probably grab one soon.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline JT

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1332
  • Bloatarian Brewing League - Cincinnati, OH
    • View Profile
    • Bloatarian Brewing League
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 01:45:35 AM »
I have both the old glass and plastic versions.  So far I've still had to draw samples as krausen residue blocks my view.  I wish the glass version offered a dual port lid, a feature I like on the plastic. 
One thing I don't like about the wide mouth on either is it doesn't fit on the keg washer, but it is still easy to clean. 
The key to using glass is to always put the carry harness on it prior to filling.  I still use carboys as well when needed. 

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 01:54:55 AM »
Yeah one feature I wish the lid had also was dual for thermowell.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

S. cerevisiae

  • Guest
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 01:58:51 AM »
Kind of comes down to plastic or glass here. I've always used glass and so I do like the wide mouth for cleaning, and no samples need to be taken as I just drop the sanitized hydrometer in and take my reading.

I'm in the pro-glass camp.  Yes, it carries a risk, but so does boiling 5+ gallons of liquid with a propane stove.

S. cerevisiae

  • Guest
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2015, 02:12:12 AM »
Kind of comes down to plastic or glass here. I've always used glass and so I do like the wide mouth for cleaning, and no samples need to be taken as I just drop the sanitized hydrometer in and take my reading.

I haven't taken a gravity sample from a primary fermentation in so long that I do not remember when I last performed the test.  I can pretty much tell when attenuation is complete by observing the fermentation (which is one of the reasons why I like glass).  I still use a secondary fermentation vessel because I have limited keg space.  I usually take a gravity sample at racking and another at kegging, rarely to do the readings differ.


Offline dcb

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
  • Num, me vexo?
    • View Profile
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2015, 02:14:24 AM »

Yeah one feature I wish the lid had also was dual for thermowell.

What keeps you from drilling the hole you want?   That's what I was thinking I'd do but having one in your hands you might see something I don't.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2015, 02:18:37 AM »
Kind of comes down to plastic or glass here. I've always used glass and so I do like the wide mouth for cleaning, and no samples need to be taken as I just drop the sanitized hydrometer in and take my reading.

I haven't taken a gravity sample from a primary fermentation in so long that I do not remember when I last performed the test.  I can pretty much tell when attenuation is complete by observing the fermentation (which is one of the reasons why I like glass).  I still use a secondary fermentation vessel because I have limited keg space.  I usually take a gravity sample at racking and another at kegging, rarely to do the readings differ.

i do it for different reason....more geared to new yeast or recipe and i like to keep notes on performance.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 02:19:39 AM »

Yeah one feature I wish the lid had also was dual for thermowell.

What keeps you from drilling the hole you want?   That's what I was thinking I'd do but having one in your hands you might see something I don't.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

its a much smaller stopper- would not work. they need to make the stopper same size as reg carboy.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline JT

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1332
  • Bloatarian Brewing League - Cincinnati, OH
    • View Profile
    • Bloatarian Brewing League
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2015, 02:29:20 AM »

Yeah one feature I wish the lid had also was dual for thermowell.

What keeps you from drilling the hole you want?   That's what I was thinking I'd do but having one in your hands you might see something I don't.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The shape of the lid would probably allow you to drill a hole to fit a standard carboy stopper next to the factory opening, but it would be snug.
The factory port isn't even wide enough to get my thief in. (Not an issue with the plastic version)
« Last Edit: January 23, 2015, 02:32:21 AM by JT »

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2015, 02:35:33 AM »

Yeah one feature I wish the lid had also was dual for thermowell.

What keeps you from drilling the hole you want?   That's what I was thinking I'd do but having one in your hands you might see something I don't.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The shape of the lid would probably allow you to drill a hole to fit a standard carboy stopper next to the factory opening, but it would be snug.
The factory port isn't even wide enough to get my thief in. (Not an issue with the plastic version)

yeah thats why i was hoping the designer/manufacturer started thinking like a brewer and considered the port size.  cant tell in any pictures if they addressed this with the new evo 2
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline JT

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1332
  • Bloatarian Brewing League - Cincinnati, OH
    • View Profile
    • Bloatarian Brewing League
Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2015, 02:43:19 AM »

Yeah one feature I wish the lid had also was dual for thermowell.

What keeps you from drilling the hole you want?   That's what I was thinking I'd do but having one in your hands you might see something I don't.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The shape of the lid would probably allow you to drill a hole to fit a standard carboy stopper next to the factory opening, but it would be snug.
The factory port isn't even wide enough to get my thief in. (Not an issue with the plastic version)

yeah thats why i was hoping the designer/manufacturer started thinking like a brewer and considered the port size.  cant tell in any pictures if they addressed this with the new evo 2
I was looking for the same thing.  They list an accessory blowoff tube as 15/16" OD so it doesn't look like that changed.