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Homebrewing Stainless Steel Conical Review

Homebrewing Stainless Steel Conical Review

 

I own 4 different stainless steel homebrewing conical fermenters at this time:

2 Stainless steeel brew buckets

 

7 gallon SS BrewTech stainless steel conical fermenter 

 

14 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter

 

Prior to purchasing these home brew fermenters I tended to use glass carboys but would also use a plastic carboy on occasion. Often times I get asked if they are worth the money?  For me I can quickly and honestly answer yes! The main reason is they are more durable and I do not have to worry about dropping one of my glass carboys anymore and having it send me to the hospital.  I also got them for a great deal, or at least what I consider a great deal.  I picked the stainless steel brew buckets up for $195 each, the 7 gallon for $395, and the 14 gallon for $495. There are a few more reasons why I like them so much.

 

They are constructed from 100% stainless steel, so if I care for them they will last a life time. Since these homebrew fermenters are built from metal, it also means that I do not need to worry about light oxidization while the wort or beer is in it. They are incredible easy to clean. If I want to I can transfer via CO2 pressure.  My 14 gallon unit has a temperature control unit which makes fermenting an ale or a lager a breeze regardless of the time of year. My stainless brew buckets and 7 gallon conical fermenter all fit in my fermentation fridge and allow me to ferment about 18 gallons of beer as opposed to 10 gallons if I was still using my glass carboys! Dry hopping these are a snap since their lids come off, which make they a snap to clean as well.  The conicals come with a thermowell built in and the stainless brewbuckets have a add-on kit for them as well; that makes monitoring temperature easy if you have a temp controller and fermentation chamber since it give you an actual temperature reading of the fermenting beer as opposed to the outside of the fermenter or ambient chamber temp which may be off by several degrees.

 

 

Filling mt 7 gallon stainless steel homebrew conical fermenter

Filling mt 7 gallon stainless steel homebrew conical fermenter

As you can see, filling the conical is as easy as it gets.  It even has easy to read gallon markers etched into the inside wall of the fermenter.  As you can see there are two ports on it.  One for dumping large volumes from the base of the conical or harvesting yeast (which is simple and can save you some money) and a second transfer and tracking arm port for siphoning beer above the sediment and or yeast bed.

 

 

Transferring beer from the stainless steel home brewing brew bucket fermenter.

Transferring beer from the stainless steel home brewing brew bucket fermenter.

 

As you can see in the above photo, transferring beer from the stainless steel brew bucket is about as easy as it gets. It has a single port and rotating internal racking arm that makes transferring clear beer to the keg as easy as turning a valve.  No more sanitizing siphons with these fermenters. Having less things to worry about or to clean is always a plus when it comes to home brewing.

 

Home Brewing Conical Fermenters

Home Brewing Conical Fermenters

 

As I had mentioned earlier, cleaning these fermenters in very easy.  I simply use some PBW, warm water and a nylon scrub sponge.  The lid comes off so it is easy to reach everything and the conical fermenters come with sanitary clamps so they break down and reassemble effortlessly. I have used these fermenters for over 3 years now and still do not have one complaint about them!

 

If you are interested in picking one up, here are the links and best of all, they are shipped free!

 

7 Gallon Stainless Steel Brew Bucket $195

 

7 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter $395

 

14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter $495

 

The above listed stainless brewbucket is currently on a promotional deal.  It regularly sells for $225, so if you were looking to purchase one then now may be a great time!

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters for $395

Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters

Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters

 

Rejoice home brewers, right now you can pick up a high end SS BrewTech 7 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter for just $395! These are high end and well build stainless steel conical homebrewing fermenters, not some Alibaba knock off with leaky valves.

 

Here are some of the standard features on this conical fermenter:

  • Certified Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Patent Pending Stainless Steel Rotating Racking Arm
  • 7 Gallon Capacity
  • 1.5” Tri Clamp bottom with Elbow and 3 piece Ball Valve
  • Stackable design minimizes footprint and maximizes ferment space!
  • Molded Silicone Gasket for airtight Lid seal.
  • Six Spring-Loaded Lid Clamps hold Lid in place
  • Volume Markers inside for easy volume assessment
  • TIG Sanitary Welds – Easy to Clean, Long-lasting!

 

Click Here For the 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter

 

These stainless steel conical fermenters are loaded with features and I personally have two of them, a 7 gallon and a 14 gallon. I also have 2 of their 7 gallon brew bucket stainless steel fermenters which are also great.  In my opinion they are the best fermenters out there for the money.  I would recommend upgrading the racking arm on the unit to the MoreBeer Racking Arm system which you can find here for $75 and is shown in the above image on my fermenter.

 

I cut down the legs in this 7 gallon conical fermenter so that it could fit in my fermentation chamber / chest freezer. My 14 gallon conical fermenter has an internal temperature control system.  The 14 gallon unit is currently on sale for $495 and is available here.

 

7 Gallon Conical Fermenter

7 Gallon Conical Fermenter

Best Prices on Home Brewing Conical Fermenters

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters

 

It has been about a year since I purchased my 7 Gallon SS BrewTech conical fermenter and 14 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter.  I have been very please with their performance and am happy to report that I have not had a single issue with them.  The quality of the manufacturing is top notch and they were the best priced stainless steel conicals that I could find.  Best of all they even shipped them for free, saving me a bundle.

 

Their price was recently reduced and they also release an upgraded Brew Master version of their already quality built line of stainless steel conical fermenters.  So if you are looking to upgrade your homebrewing fermenters, this may be a great time to do so.

 

These stainless steel conicals come loaded with features, here are some of the specs:

  • Certified Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Patent Pending Stainless Steel Rotating Racking Arm
  • 60° cone for clean yeast harvesting
  • NEW weldless thermowell
  • 1.5” Tri-Clamp Fittings (lid, side, bottom)
  • Molded Silicone Gasket for airtight Lid seal.
  • Pressure relief valve included
  • Six Spring-Loaded Lid Clamps hold Lid in place
  • Pressurizeable to 5 PSI for Transfers
  • Electrically etched (not painted) gallon markings
  • TIG Sanitary Welds – Easy to Clean, Long-lasting!

 

 

7 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

7 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Price: $395

Stainless Steel 7 Gallon Conical Fermenter

 

 

14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Price: $495

Stainless Steel 14 Gallon Conical Fermenter

 

 

They have a full range of these stainless steel homebrewing fermenters, including 1/2 barrel and full 1 barrel sized fermenter.  Their brew bucket line of stainless steel fermenters is also on sale right now starting at $195.

 

Click here for their full line of homebrewing fermenters.

Blichmann Fermenator Conical Fermenter Sale at MoreBeer

Blichmann Fermentator Conical Fermenter Sale

I just purchased a couple of conical fermenters and now it seems like all that I do is blog about conicals.  Well, this will be my last for a while, well at least until next week because I am just finishing up my temperature control unit and plan on posting some photos about that. I had to write this one because right now MoreBeer has a huge sale on Blichmann 7 gallon, 14 gallon and 27 gallon Fermentator conical fermenters currently going on.

 

Blichmann 7 Gallon Fermenator Conical Fermenter

Blichmann 7 Gallon Fermenator Conical Fermenter

 

Right now, you can get this 7 gallon Blichmann stainless steel conical fermenter for only $499

Click Here for the 7 Gallon Conical Fermenter Sale

 

 

Blichmann 14 Gallon Fermenator Conical Fermenter

Blichmann 14 Gallon Fermenator Conical Fermenter

 

Right now, you can get this 14 gallon Blichmann stainless steel conical fermenter for only $533

Click Here for the 14 Gallon Conical Fermenter Sale

 

 

Blichmann 27 Gallon Fermenator Conical Fermenter

Blichmann 27 Gallon Fermenator Conical Fermenter

 

Right now, you can get this 27 gallon Blichmann stainless steel conical fermenter for only $707

Click Here for the 27 Gallon Conical Fermenter Sale at MoreBeer

 

 

Blichmann is known for their high quality homebrewing products and they have not compromised their standards on their conical fermenters.  They are some of the best stainless steel conicals available to home brewers. These Blichmann stainless steel conical fermentors features a weld-free interior, a dump valve for removing yeast and sediment, and a rotating racking arm for clearn beer transferring. Prior to bottling or kegging your home brew, you can dump your yeast and trub out of the bottom valve, making for a very clean transfer and giving you the ability to harvest your yeast. The lid has a removable hatch that is pressure capable, allowing you to easily transfer using CO2 to minimize air exposure and oxidation.

Click Here To See All Of The Deals

 

Retrofitting a 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter to fit in a Chest Freezer

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter ANIMATION

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter ANIMATION

 

Recently I had purchase a 7 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter and was in heaven until I realized that it did not fit in my converted chest freezer / fermentation chamber! So you know what that means; time to grab the cut saw and go all A-Team on the conical fermenter.

 

Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters

Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters

 

In the above photo, the stainless steel conical fermenter on the right is the 7 gallon unit that I am converting to fit into the chest freezer.  I am adding a temperature control unit to the stainless steel conical fermenter on the left and will cover that project in a future blog.  So to start, I had to replace the lid on fermenter with the lid from one of my stainless steel brew buckets.  Because the stainless steel brew bucket lid is flat, it saved me a few inches and let me connect a stainless steel elbow pipe fitting so that I can use a blow-off tube as opposed to an airlock which save me another couple of inches.  With those simple modifications, I was just about there.  Next I measured the clearance space from the lower valve to the floor and I had approximately 4 inches of clearance.  So I trimmed each leg down approximately 3 inches as you can see in the photo at the top of the page.

 

The modifications to my stainless conical fermenter worked perfectly and now it easily fits in my chest freezer and I am once again a happy man. You can see the photo below. If all goes well, I will brew my first batch with this fermenter this weekend and will let you guys know how it goes, but so far I have been very happy with the quality. I gave it a good cleaning and there were no leaks, all of the welds are perfect and the valves and fittings are all very high quality.

 

If you are looking to purchase one, they are currently available for just $395!

Click Here For the 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

 

If you need on of the stainless steel brew bucket lids, they can be purchased here for $23

Stainless Steel Brew Bucket Conical Fermenter Lid

 

 

Conical Fermenter

Conical Fermenter

 

 

 

Big Sale on Blichmann Homebrew Kettles and Fermenters!

Blichmann Engineering Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters and Stainless Steel Brew Kettles are currently on sale!  Click the conical fermenter image for additional details!

Blichmann Homebrewing Fermenters and Brew Kettle Sale

Blichmann Homebrewing Fermenters and Brew Kettle Sale

 

There is currently a sale going on at Greatfermentations.com that will let you save some serious cash on Blichmann Home Brewing products if you act now!  It is a limited time deal, so if you were thinking of upgrading your Blichmann gear, this may be the time to do it.  Blichmann Engineering makes some of the best homebrewing equipment around.  You can check out the sale items here:

 

Blichmann Homebrewing Sale

 

 

New 14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

 

Homebrewing Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Homebrewing Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

New Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter!

I upgraded my homebrewing fermentation equipment last week and purchased a new 14 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter.  The model that I decided to go with was the SS BrewTech conical, because it was high quality, had a ton of upgrade options and frankly was the best price out there for a stainless steel conical fermenter.

 

The Conical Fermenter is Available for purchase here

 

In addition to purchasing the base model, I also purchased a temperature control kit. You can get a basic idea how it look by viewing the following image.  Basically, the temperature is monitored via a probe in a thermowell, once the temperature reaches a certain point it pumps either hot or cold water through the stainless steel coin that is in contact with the fermenting beer.

 

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter with Temperature Controller Animation

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter with Temperature Controller Animation

 

The Conical Fermenter Temperature Control Kit Is Available Here

 

I ended up also changing out the stainless steel racking arm, which was the only item on the conical fermenter that I was not 100% satisfied with.  It was not bad, but I felt that the one that MoreBeer offers on their line of homebrewing stainless steel conical fermenters was superior.  In addition to that I also purchased a stainless steel yeast harvester for my homebrew conical fermenter.

 

Conical Fermenter Yeast Havester

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Yeast Havester

 

The upgraded stainless steel racking arm and stainless steel yeast harvester with sight glass is available here:

 

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Racking Arm

SS Conical Fermenter Racking Arm

Conical Fermenter Racking Arm

 

Stainless Steel Yeast Harvester with Sight Glass

 

Yeast Harvester

Yeast Harvester and Sight Glass for Conical Fermenters

 

I still need to do a little setup and cleaning on my new stainless steel conical fermenter.  I want to run the temperature control unit into my kegerator so that I can chill the cooling water in there.  As I make progress I will post some followup information!

 

14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

 

This 14 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter for home brewing is currently available for $495 here.  They also have a 7 gallon version for $395.

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters

 

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Sale at MoreBeer!

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Sale

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Sale

 

Act now and save big at MoreBeer.com!

MoreBeer is currently having a sale on their top of the line Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters.  If you are not familiar with MoreBeer you should check them out.  Not only are they one of the best homebrewing supply outfits but they also manufacture some of the best homebrewing products, including stainless steel brew rigs and stainless steel conical fermenters.  Right now their line of stainless steel conical fermenters is on sale and you can save a bundle while it lasts.

 

There is no promo code needed for this offer and it is valid on their 7 gallon conical fermenter, 14 gallon conical fermenter and 27 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter. These conical fermenters carry a 5 star user rating and are probably the best home brewing conical fermenter on the market.

 

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Stainless Steel Conical Fermentor

 

These home brewing stainless steel conical fermenters are designed and fabricated in the USA by MoreBeer’s fabrication team of homebrewers. MoreBeer offers a variety of sizes for your homebrewing needs, from 5 gallon batches to above 20! These conical’s are built to last and are made from food grade 304 stainless steel. They also have the ability to hold up to 5 psi of pressure for sealed beer transfers. MoreBeer conical fermenters are built with professional quality and sanitary tri-clamp fittings that are welded in place for a lifetime of use. The have also included a stainless steel rotating racking arm that permits you to adjust where you are drawing beer from on the inside of the conical fermenter. The hatch on the top of the fermenter lid allows you to add dry hops or oak during the fermentation process if desired.  MoreBeer homebrewing conicals are trusted by breweries like Sierra Nevada, Stone and Russian River for their pilot brewing systems.

 

Here are some of the features that these stainless steel conical fermenters boast:

  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction and 1.5 inch butterfly valve
  • Commercial-quality gasket made from durable, food-grade silicone
  • Stainless Steel threadless racking arm
  • Professional sanitary sample and transfer valve
  • Cone removes from stand for easy cleaning
  • Domed lid with 3 inch clover fitting at the top
  • Sturdy lid clamp allowing for 5 PSI of pressure (with addition of CO2 Adapter package)
  • Includes stopper and airlock

 

With the current sale you can save hundreds of dollars on these fermenters!

7.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical fermenter $649

14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical fermenter $699

27 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical fermenter $899

Click here for more details on this limited time promotion on MoreBeer Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters

 

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