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Ernie Kautzmann
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Username: Ernie

Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 01:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I want to find out any of you brewers that own a conical fermenter get your wort into them. I have thought about purchasing a pump to pump it up through the dump valve on mine. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Ernie
 

John Ferens
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Username: John_ferens

Post Number: 39
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 02:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ernie,

I have an ~8Gal plastic conical that I simply transfer cooled wort into by bucket (kettle is outside, fermenter inside). Another brew partner has a 20Gal stainless conical and we pump through the racking port, adding O2 along the way. Both methods work well.

John.
 

Peter Roman
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Username: Lilbordr

Post Number: 514
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 03:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John,
That method sounds intersting. Next time you brew can you snap some digi pics?

Thanks,
Peter Roman
 

Joel Gallihue
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Post Number: 138
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 03:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pumping through the racking port ... adding 02 on the way is what I saw done w/ big conicals at a micro brewery. Dumping from buckets is at least 150 bucks cheaper for the homebrewer
 

Geoff Buschur
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Username: Avmech

Post Number: 540
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brew in the garage and my conical is in the basement. I drilled a 1/2" hole through the footer in the garage wall so I can run a hose to the fermenter in the basement. The hose goes into the lid of the fermenter so there is a good amount of fall and splashing. I also add O2 to the yeast before I pitch.
 

John Ferens
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Username: John_ferens

Post Number: 40
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 07:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, the pics he has from our last session should do so heres one that has been cropped.

1.) This is where the wort comes out of the CFC into a rig that has a thermometer as well as an aeration stone (green O2 tank below).
2.) Here is where the wort enters the fermenter the key is that he built a quick-connect into the dump port. Fairly clever was my second thought, my first being Hmm, getting a bit happy with those QDs, are we?

Cheers!
John.
Wort into racking port...
 

Vance Barnes
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Post Number: 1416
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 08:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the key is that he built a quick-connect into the dump port.

Think you ment the racking port. The dump port looks like a Tri-clover fitting.
 

John Ferens
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Username: John_ferens

Post Number: 41
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vance: correct, racking port not dumping port - my bad. Yes, that is also a tri-clover fitting he picked up on ebay for some pittance. The conical is from Toledo Metal Spinning.

John.
 

Jonathan Henderson
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Username: Henderson1966

Post Number: 169
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 02:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a 12 gal SS conical and I just let the wort drain from the BK through a hose into the hole in the fermenter lid. Obviously, the BK needs to be higher than the fermenter.
 

Tom Greenspon
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Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 03:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use my March pump to pull wort from the BK through my CFC, then push it past an inline O2 into the dump valve of my 7.5G conical. Works great.
Tom
 

John McElver
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Username: Johnmc

Post Number: 150
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brew in my garage, while my fermenter is in my basement. The intervening wall is brick, so I haven't drilled anything. I have one of those 5 gallon plastic carboys from a water dispenser, I fill it, carry it down and dump it, ~4 gallons at a time. It sucks, but the plastic weighs less than glass.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Post Number: 2085
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wish I had this problem
Bellybuster Bob
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