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Stainless Steel Homebrewing Fermenters

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!

Digital Homebrewing Fermentation Monitoring System on Sale!

Beer Bug Home Brewing Internet Based Monitoring System

Beer Bug Home Brewing Internet Based Monitoring System

Limited time and quantity promo code from MoreBeer.com – MoreBeer
Promo Codes for the Month of September 2016
Coupon Code Date: 9/5/2016
Promotion Details: Save $40 on a Digital Homebrew Monitor was $199
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Coupon Code Description: MoreBeer currently has a coupon code that will save you $40 on a Digital Homebrew Monitor! The Beer Bug is a fantastic piece of homebrewing equipment that measures the actual specific gravity, ABV and even temperature of your fermenting homebrew beer every minute. It then compiles the homebrew data and sends that information to your own free online account. It makes it super easy for you to log on at the TheBeerBug.com or via an internet based app on your phone to see exactly how your fermentation is doing from anywhere! In fact, this homebrewing technology has three graphs that are created for each of your beers to log how specific gravity, alcohol %, and temperature changed over the course of the fermentation. The Beer Bug gives you the knowledge to make better beer and saves you time! Understanding what happens during fermentation, and how to control it, is often what separates good brewers from great brewers. The Beer Bug is the tool that gives you the information you need to know things like if your fermentation temperature inside the chamber is too high or too low, when fermentation is nearing completion so that you can prepare to dry hop, keg or bottle and even what the lag time is on your beer is.

 

Here are the specs on the Beer Bug, digital home brewing monitor with web interface:

  • Fits just about any fermentation vessel
  • Actual gravity sensor hangs from your BeerBug into your beer and can be lengthened or shortened to accommodate any vessel
  • Sends information via your local WiFi network
  • Rechargeable battery in the homebrew monitor has a 25 day charge life
  • Free account on TheBeerBug.com
  • Easy to setup and configure
  • Android and iOS Apps available for your phone or tablet
  • Software upgrades will automatically be sent to your Beer Bug via WiFi as released

Click Here For This MoreBeer Coupon Code

 

 

Found this at: HomebrewingDeal.com

New Digital Touch Screen Homebrewing System from More Beer!

Digital Homebrewing System and Brew Rig

Digital Homebrewing System and Brew Rig

 

Great news homebrewers, MoreBeer just released a follow up to their popular line of Homebrewing Brew Sculptures and HomeBrew Rigs! They are bringing homebrewing into the future and to a whole new level with a digital touch screen interface for they Low Rider homebrewing stand that lets you control almost every aspect of your brew session.

 

They are calling this new digital, stainless steel homebrewing system the Low Rider! The Low Rider is their new top of the line Single Tier Brew Sculpture. Since this brew system is low to the ground with all of the brew kettles at the same height, it allows you to access each kettle without the need for a step stool.  That is one of the reasons why these stainless steel homebrewing systems are popular pilot systems for  breweries like Russian River and Sierra Nevada.

 

So what makes this new homebrewing rig better than the other brew rigs out there? Quite simply, they are loaded with features and are super reliable!  Also, these home brew systems are built in the USA by MoreBeer and include free shipping.  Free shipping is a big deal when it comes to a homebrewing setup like this because it can cost several hundred dollars in freight charges to ship a setup like this! Following is a list of features included with this new MoreBeer.com homebrewing rig:

 

  • 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel Stand
  • 304 stainless steel brew kettles with welded fittings, notched lids included
  • High temp march pumps, heat resistant food grade silicone tubing and specially designed stainless steel quick disconnects all come standard
  • Includes a More Beer Ultimate Sparge Arm, which is one of the best sparge systems available in home brewing.  The mash tun has a perforated stainless mash screen that is reinforced for use with pump recirculation. Internally etched volume markers on the kettles makes for simple mash water additions.
  • Top of the line homebrew burners that are fast, efficient, reliable and have precision flame control.
  • The included boil kettle features an innovative whirlpool maker! This allows the home brewer to leave the hops and trub behind when transferring your wort to your fermentor!  The bottom of the boil kettle is tri-clad with a 4mm aluminum core sandwiched between two layers of 304 stainless which helps to eliminate scorching!
  • Free Shipping!

 

Digital Brew Rig

Digital Brew Rig

 

This new digital homebrewing system comes in two different versions.  The “low rider” format featured at the top of the article and this tippy dump version that is shown above. The two formats are priced similarly, so depending on which design works best for you, that can drive your choice.

 

What makes this new MoreBeer homebrewing system so incredible is the innovative new digital touch screen brewing control system.  This new digital brew rig control system is built around a 7 inch touch screen that lets you control everything from times and temperature to setting reminders for additions throughout the entire home brewing process. They have really brought home brewing into the future with this new digital brewing system.  The touch screen control panel allows the home brewer to  choose from 3 preset mash schedules and even design their own schedule with up to 5 steps.  Best of all, the digital control module maintains the hot liquor tank temperature for you by automatically turning the burner off and on and monitoring the temp with a digital probe.  If you are old school or afraid of Sky Net taking over, there is also a manual mode that allows you to over ride the system.

 

Click Here for all of the details and pricing on these new MoreBeer Digital Homebrewing Systems!

 

Morebeer also sells a variety of other homebrewing rigs, brew stands, brew rigs, homebrew rack, brew sculptures and homebrewing stands from other vendors such as Blichmann and Pico Brew.

Home Brewing Sale!

There is currently a great sale going on at MoreBeer.com that can allow you to save up to 30% on some fantastic homebrew items! Click the image for a list of home brewing items that are currently on sale!

 

Home Brewing Sale

Save up to 30% on some of the most popular home brewing supplies!

 

Some of the items currently on sale include, home brewing pumps, stainless steel conical fermenters, stainless home brew kettles, grain mills, mash paddles homebrew plate filters and much more.  To take advantage of this sale click the link below to view the items currently available.

 

Click Here for Home Brewing Sale Items

 

 

Today Only – Save $25 on Your Order of $125 or More at MoreBeer.com

Today Only – Save $25 on Your Order of $125 or More at MoreBeer.com

MoreBeer Coupon

MoreBeer Coupon

 

 

 

Click Here For The Coupon

 

Today only, you can save $25 on your home brewing supply or equipment order of $125 or more from MoreBeer.com.  When checking out, just enter coupon code SAVE25.  Good luck and happy brewing!

 

Home Brewing Digital Temperature Controller

Home Brewing Digital Temperature Controller

 

Home Brewing Digital Temperature Controller

 

 

It seems like often times home brewers place a ton of attention of the brewing process and not enough on the fermentation process.  The truth is that both are critical to making a good beer.  Brewing yeast is highly temperamental and is heavily impacted by temperature.  If the temperature is too cold it begins to shut down, slowing replication and fermentation.  If this happen at the wrong time in the fermentation process you will wind up with a sweet and under fermented beer and potentially bottle bombs.  If your temp gets too high high you may flash ferment your beer ending up with a bunch of off flavors created by your yeast.  What you want in a nice consistent temperature, specific to your lager or all yeast strain.  A temperature that is consistent 24 hours a day, not fluctuating wildly day and night. For most ale yeast strains you are looking for a target temp of about 68 F.  Depending on where you live, what time of the year it is and what type of equipment you have available will determine how you want to handle controlling your fermentation temperate.  In any case, you are probably going to want to purchase a temperature controller such as the Ranco Digital Temperature Controller pictured above.  I have used both Ranco and Johnson controllers and would recommend either; the Ranco just tends to be a little less expensive.  In an ideal situation you would hook the temperature controller to a chest freezer or refrigerator to help insulate the beer from the elements.

 

If you are looking for a digital temperature controller for your home brewing fermentation, MoreBeer currently has the Ranco on sale for $83.95 and is Available Here

 

Home Brewing Digital Controlled Beer Fermentation

Home Brewing Digital Controlled Beer Fermentation

 

 

 

MoreBeer.com 14 Gallon Conical Fermentor

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

 

When I come across a great deal I like to pass on the information.  For today only MoreBeer.com is offering one of their high quality 14 gallon Stainless Steel fermentors at a serious discount.  Typically they run for $995, but today, while supplies last, you can pick one up for only $835.00

 

Click Here for this Special Offer on a 14-Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermentor

 

The MoreBeer.com Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter features:

– 304 Stainless Steel
– 1.5 inch butterfly valve
– Threadless racking arm with position indicator
– Professional sanitary sample and transfer valve
– Removable cone 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 pack)
– Ability to add options such as leg extensions, wheels and blow off

 

Home Brewing Cyber Monday Deals

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Home-Brewing-Cyber-Monday-Deals

 

 

 

 

 

Save Big On Home Brewing Equipment and Supplies with these Cyber Monday Sales!

MoreBeer.com
Save 15% off select homebrewing gadgets for cyber Monday!  Just make sure to use promo code CYBER14 during checkout and save 15%!   Click Here for Savings!

 

AdventuresInHomeBrewing.com
Save up to 50% on select home brewing gear!
Click Here for Savings!

 

MoreBeer.com and MidwestSupplies.com Coupons

Homebrew

Homebrew

 

I am not sure about you, but when fall rolls around I feel like it is brewing weather.  Football is back on the TV, the weather has cooled down a bit (which helps the beer cool faster after the boil) and I have this stronger than usual desire to brew a batch of beer!

 

If you are like me, you are probably in the market to stock up on some home brewing supplies and maybe some new equipment.  If so, now is a good time as both MoreBeer.com and MidwestSupplies.com have some good promotions going on that can save you  a few bucks on your next order if you place it soon.

 

MoreBeer.com

MoreBeer Promo Code: THANKS50K – 10/8/2014 to 10/10/2014
$10 off your next order over $50 at MoreBeer.com

 

Click Here For The MoreBeer.com Savings

 

 

MidwestSupplies.com

Coupon Code: BOTTLESERVICE – 10/8/2014 to 10/10/2014
Spend $120, Get a FREE $20 Gift Card at Midwest Supplies!

Click Here For The MidwestSupplies.com Savings

 

 

To view a list of current homebrew promo codes and coupon codes, click here!

Father’s Day Sale at MoreBeer.com

MoreBeer.com Fathers Day Gift Guide & Sale

MoreBeer.com Fathers Day Gift Guide & Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do not blog about home brewing coupon codes and promo codes to often, but if I come across a great one or a really fantastic sale that might save you some money then I will.  Currently MoreBeer.com is having one of those sales.  Right now you can save more than 25% off of some of their best home brewing equipment including stainless steel conical fermenters, stainless steel home beer brewing stands, home brewing ingredient kits and home brewing starter kits!  Here are a few of the items they currently have discounted.

Click here for the sale details! 

 

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Stainless Steel Home Brewing Stand

Stainless Steel Home Brewing Stand 

 

More Beer Home Beer Brewing Kit

More Beer Home Beer Brewing Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless Steel Fermentors for Home Brewing

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Stainless Steel Fermentor

 

I have good news for my fellow home brewers.  If you have always wanted a stainless steel fermentor for your home brewing setup but have been scared away from making the purchase by either the cost or the size than this might be the fermentor for you.

 

Last month MoreBeer.com released these new 7 gallon stainless steel conical fermentors and I picked up 2 of them.  They currently retail for $225.  There are several things that I like about these stainless steel fermentation buckets.  First off is that they are small enough where the still fit in the chest freezer that I use as a fermentation chamber.  Secondly, they have strong handles on the side that permit you to carry and move them around when they are full.  Something that would be far more tricky with a larger 14 gallon conical stainless steel fermentor.  Another thing that is great is that they have volume markers engraved into the side of the fermentor which is awesome!

 

Stainless Steel Fermenter

Stainless Steel Fermenter

Perhaps the best thing about this stainless steel fermentor is that it wont crack, chip, break or possibly shatter if you drop it and embed large shards of glass into your leg!  In most cases this will also make the need for a racking cane obsolete.  It is also larger than standard carboys! With its plus sized 6.95 gallon capacity you wont have to worry much about head space during high krausen on a 5 gallon batch. Lastly what I like about it is that it is far easier to scrub than a carboy since the large lid comes off so that you have full access to the inside of the fermentor.  Honestly about the only thing about a carboy that I miss is being able to watch the fermentation take place.  It would also have been nice to have another valve on the very bottom so that you could remove trub or harvest yeast from the fermentor.  Those two points aside, if you are looking to purchase a reasonably priced, high quality stainless steel fermentor or stainless steel brew bucket as they call this, than this is a great choice.

 

You can purchase this stainless steel fermentor here:

Stainless Steel Fermenter

 

 

 

MoreBeer.com End of the Year Sale! 10% Off Coupon Code!

If I come across an amazing deal I like to pass it on to my readers.  MoreBeer.com is having a 2013 end of the year sale that provides you with 10% off site wide, excluding Blichhmann products and gift certificates.

Click here for the coupon code and more details

 

The coupon is for today only ( 12/27/2013 ), but I keep track on home brewing coupons for More Beer, Northern Brewer and Mid West Supplies here:

Click Here for Northern Brewer Coupons, Midwest Supplies Promo Codes and MoreBeer.com Rebate Codes

 

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