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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 sanitary Tri-Clamp (tri-clover type) 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 Tri-Clamp valves feature an easier to clean interior than standard ball valves, and stainless nipples with sealing disks for sanitation.

The Fermenator features a sturdy stainless lid with a seal that withstands up to 3 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 Williams 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.  Stainless hose barbs are included with the Tri-Clamp valves for attaching 1/2" interior diameter tubing.  This compact 7 gallon model will fit into a refrigerator or freezer that is 17" wide, 17" deep, and 30" tall.

* DROP SHIPPING: Fermenators ship via 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.

This shows a closeup of the included Tri-Clamp valves with barbs and sanitary sealing ports. Tri-Clamp valves are easier to sanitize than standard ball valves. Note that Tri-Clamp valves cannot be retrofitted to Fermenators originally supplied with ball valves.

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by Marc
on 10/17/2013
from SAN JOSE
Great Product
This has worked very well for me.  I highly recommend
by S.
on 1/4/2010
Very Nice
Pros: Easy to clean.  Fairly easy to use.  Much more durable than the broken glass carboy that preceded this purchase.  Not transferring between glass carboys is VERY NICE.  I Drilled two holes in fridge wall; one for an external airlock and the second for the temperature controller.  Not using a wine thief to check gravity is another plus, but that is also associated with the CON.  All around I am very pleased with the investment.  This is beautiful and solid piece of hardware. 

Cons: The only real problem I have had is that when taking wort samples (or draining into keg) you have to expose the brew to atmosphere. In other words, you open the top and the displacement of fluid out of the bottom draws in air. While not the end of the world, and there are some steps you can take to reduce infection potential or oxygenation, I'm not completely satisfied with the cleanliness of the air I'm drawing in. I might be looking into a CO2 replacement system or a more sanitary way to draw air into the fermentor. I also have heard an audible "bubble" when dropping trub. Maybe a mistake was made, but that definitely gets the attention of any brewer. Also not a big deal, you tend to lose a little bit more beer of the bottom of the fermentor than with a carboy, so you might want to brew a slightly larger batch than usual.
by Alex F.
on 10/2/2008
AWESOME piece of gear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: Outstanding fermentor.  Tri-clamp valves makes cleaning really easy.  This is definitely "the bomb" for the homebrewer!! 

Cons: Costly... but if you can free up a little coin, it is definitely worth it!!! I would buy a second one!!!
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MOHIT CHATTERJEE
11/8/2017 10:16:54 PM
How to aerate in conical fermentor ?
The best way to aerate in this conical is through the airlock stopper hole in the top using the stainless steel wand included in all of our aeration kits. The item numbers for our aeration kits are S16,S74,S78 and S94.
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