Conical fementer: any ideas, pics, Drawings?

Any hardware used for mashing, fermenting or aging.

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Conical fementer: any ideas, pics, Drawings?

Post by cellsitegod » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:31 am

I'm thinking of building some type of conical fermenter. A guy was trying to explain how he did one out of a inverted carboy. Has anybody seen this or done one?
I'm too tight on money to spend the bucks on the $200 plus ones.
Or has anyone built one at home?
Lets see some pics or links to plans.

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Post by stoker » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:08 am

a huge coincidence, but yesterday, I've seen a related topic
that guy made a beauty.

but I'm afraid it's written in dutch.
but the pictures are in english :) (second page)

ask and I'll translate parts, or send him an email ( I'm sure he's willing to write it in english

-I have too much blood in my alcohol system-

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Post by cellsitegod » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:08 am

That is a beauty. He must have some good resources for stainless steel and welder.

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Post by jim81147 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:44 pm

Here are links to 2 plastic tank makers. You can make a decent conical out of these tanks ALOT more reasonable than with using a stainless tank. Hope this helps . ... %5Fid=3863" onclick=";return false;" rel="nofollow ... Page=LST15" onclick=";return false;" rel="nofollow

I like the tanks that have the 60 degree bottom . They seem to concentrate the trub alot better because of the steeper angle .

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Post by OldStormy » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:54 pm

That was a woopsie
If at first you don't succeed - try something different,


Post by agl » Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:21 am

A different thread here reminded me of an expensive but pretty option. I bought a stainless hopper at work from Toledo Metal spinning - for a completly different use. They make these spun hoppers from 303 stainless. Unfortuneatly you would end up having to spend at least a couple hundred to get one of them with enough volume. I think the platic ones mentioned by jim81147 were a better value.
anyway, here is a link: ... ceList.asp
and here is what they look like:Image

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Post by junkyard dawg » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:03 am ... menter.htm" onclick=";return false;" rel="nofollow

plans and parts list for a nice fermentor.

You use kegs with the top cut out right? you can always get a false bottom for a keg and convert that. it works pretty good and you can buy em off the shelf at brewshops. Have you looked at what sabco makes for fermentors? real cool stuff...

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