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Offline Fire Rooster

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« on: June 25, 2020, 09:17:00 AM »
I've been contemplating on getting a canonical fermenter.

Any recommendations ? 4.25 gallons are only fermented.

I've been leaning towards the Catalyst.


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Re: ConeHeads
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 01:35:12 PM »
I really like my 7.5 gallon SS Brewtech conical.  You can do 4.5 gallon batches in it with no problem.  I have both it and the half barrel models so I can do a couple different batches back to back.

Whatever one you buy, make sure to get a butterfly valve on the bottom of the cone.  They are way easuer to keep clean than a ball valve.  I have ball valves on the racking ports of both fermenters but they are the one you can take apart to clean.  I am thinking of eventually putting butterfly valves on the racking ports as well.
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Re: ConeHeads
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 02:13:20 PM »
I'm really happy with my Grainfather conicals.  The jacketed design is great.
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Offline MNWayne

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Re: ConeHeads
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 01:42:04 PM »
I really like my Spike conical.  They also make a budget conical, the Flex.
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Re: ConeHeads
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 10:55:20 AM »
I have a Blichmann conical and like it, but if I were to do it again, I’d go with those stainless buckets instead. Much less expensive and you can accomplish everything that a conical can.
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Offline Fire Rooster

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Re: ConeHeads
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 11:05:26 AM »
Thank you everyone.
Checking out each one.


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Re: ConeHeads
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2020, 08:37:37 PM »
SS Brewbucket 7.5 gallon is my choice for 5 gallon batches.  Cheers!
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