After a year in the making Spike has designed and are manufacturing the best conical fermenters on the market! They have completely re-designed their stainless conical line from the ground up. See more details below!
- 304 stainless steel; 1.2mm (18ga)
- All sanitary welded ports (no-weldless fittings)
- All hardware shown is included!
- Designed for 2.5 - 6 gallon batches | 7 gallon total capacity
- Etched volume markings
- 14" wide by 29¨ tall
- Fully polished finish
15 psi working pressure (always use a 15psi pressure relief valve)
- Use for pressure transfers
- Use for pressure fermentation
- Use as a brite tank
- 4" TC modular top port -Allows for hop additions, temp control coil, top sight glass, etc.
- 1.5" TC port -Use with blow off or air lock, blow off cane, pressure transfer, CIP ball, etc.
- Stainless band clamp for attaching the lid -Easily handles 5psi for pressure transfers (always use a pressure relief valve)
- Huge 2" TC bottom dump with butterfly valves (no more stuck yeast dumps)
- 1.5" TC racking port with butterfly valve
- 1.5" TC sample valve (for taking gravity readings)
- 1.5" TC thermowell with 3" dial thermometer
This is one sweet honey that makes great beer from kits under pressure. You will need some extra parts to do this, from the standard unit. Worth every dime for the starter beer enthusiast. Its not my first rodeo but thank you.
I make my beer in a two step process. After the boil, I pour the 1/2 volume batch brew into the conical fermentor, add the primer and cool it down by adding the last 1/2 volume of the batch with ice. The volume marking in the unit is great. I pitch the yeast at 80 degrees, close it up to let the yeast go to work under pressure. No leaks. I started this process with a plastic conical, but wore it out after several batch, and it always leaked.
After a week I start checking the specific gravity. When done, I place the unit on the counter and start enjoying the fruits of my labor, about 1 1/2 hours of labor. We like our beer dark and at room temperature. A true German.
All this unit can do is make you a better beer master.
Great customization abilities. Solid fermenter. Quality welds. Spike is great at interacting with customers and addressing any issues. The only downfall is I’m one brew in and have already spent a considerable amount of money on more fittings, accessories like the racking arm ( which I think should have been standard). Etc