Item #: R90
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Fermenator all-stainless steel conical fermenters eliminate the need to transfer beer or wine from a primary to a secondary. You can dump trub and yeast sediment without transferring the beer, easily sample the wort, harvest yeast, and, unlike simple conicals, the rotating racking arm lets you siphon out completely sediment free beer.

The Fermenator features a completely smooth, weld-free interior that eliminates the possibility of welding cracks or pits harboring bacteria. The leg mounting bolts are welded to the outside of the cone, with an exclusive welding process that leaves no trace on the smooth interior. In addition, the Fermenator features weld-free removable stainless steel fittings and valves, sealed by an easily replaceable O ring (several spares included). Unlike welded-on fittings, all parts can be removed and soaked in iodophor sanitizer between batches for a very thorough cleaning.

The Fermenator features a sturdy stainless lid with a seal that withstands up to 7 psi for C02 pumping of the beer, very handy when you want to get your beer out of a chest freezer. The lid is solid stainless steel, with a secure silicone sealing gasket , and adjustable lid tension for positive sealing. The lid features an airlock hole that fits a #7 stopper (airlock and stopper included). An exclusive access hatch is also included in the lid, letting you add dry hops, finings, or fruit without removing the entire cover.

Optional leg extensions allow you to elevate the Fermenator for easy keg filling. The standard legs feature plastic pads to avoid scratching counter tops and refrigerators. The exclusive low profile Fermentor design avoids unnecessary protrusions, and is made to fit in standard refrigerators easily. See the dimensions below to see how much refrigerator space you will need. Get a spare refrigerator and a William’s Controller to make a temperature-controlled fermenter at an economical price.

We believe the Fermenator offers the best value in a no-compromise, high quality conical fermenter. Everything needed is included, and all components are of food grade stainless steel. Nylon hose barbs are included to adapt both valves to 3/8” or 5/16” diameter tubing. This 27 gallon model will fit into a refrigerator or freezer that is 26" wide, 24" deep, and 36"

Fermenators feature ground shipping to the 50 states only.  Allow 3 weeks for delivery, as these are shipped direct from the manufacturer. No air shipment. A signature is required upon delivery, please provide an address where a signature can be obtained.

A rotating interior racking arm is standard equipment. This works like a rotating siphon tube inside your fermenter, and allows you to rotate it downwards just enough to rack sediment free beer into your priming tank or keg. It is best to screw a 3/8" nylon or stainless hose barb onto this valve so you can attach tubing (not included, see link below for purchase).

 If your conical fermenter did not have this feature, you would have to transfer from the bottom of the cone, where yeast sediment inevitably builds up (no matter how steep the walls of the conical are).


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by Chris
on 7/22/2017
from Missouri
Blichman conical fermenter
Bought one of these things to up our brewing from five gallons at a time to twenty. I don't regret any penny of it! Minimal assembly when it arrives then you're good to go. Just load it with twenty gallons of your favorite wort, attach a blow off hose (trust me on the blow off hose) and let the magic of fermentation happen. Bottom dump valve makes dumping trud and harvesting yeast easier than ever. No more transferring into second container for secondary fermenting. Taking gravity readings from the upper valve makes life just too easy.
by Michael
on 4/27/2014
from Sutherland
Pros - well made and works like a dream
Cons - none
Notes - it can be difficult to start the retaining nut for the bottom dump valve on the fitting inside the vessel; my arms are too short to reach both the valve and the nut at the same time. A scrap of 1X4 lumber stacked on top of a scrap of 2X4 (so ~2-1/4" actual material thickness) and placed under the valve holds it up in position so that you can reach in easily and start the nut. The nut for the bottom dump valve requres a 1-1/8" socket. I used a deep 1/2" drive 1-1/8" socket, 1/2" X 3/8" drive reducer, and a 3/8" drive long extension. It doesn't require much tightening. My first batch was ~20 gallons (max recommended in the fermenter is 21 gallons). I was a little concerned about the capacity of 3/8" blow-off tubing I used. I will consider purchasing the tri-clamp blow off fitting for my next batch. I believe that fitting is also required if you plan to use CO2 pressure instead of gravity for racking.
by Walter
on 9/7/2011
from Ewa Beach
Fermenator 27 gallon
The fermenator arrived in Hawaii without any damage or dents. It is a joy to use and saves space in my garage versus 3 or 4 5 gallon plastic fermentors. I usually brew 15 gallon batches, so the top trub ring is 2/3 up from the top of the fermentor and easy to clean up. 
Cons: None, just a tip, don't put the "T" handle of the tension ring into Five Star PBW or the plating will come off.
by Andrew B.
on 9/14/2007
Fermenator, 27 gal
Pros: This is a very valuable piece of equipment that has forever changed my brewery and the quality of my beer. High quality, well made. Makes racking a breeze.  Also great for those who save their yeast to use again.  The valves are also very high quality. 

Cons: Haven't really found any yet, although it would be a little easier to use if I had the leg and/or wheel kit.
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