How about an Equipment Thread?!

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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by Jam095 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:16 am

Has anyone tried the FastFerment conical yet? It sounds like an awesome product for a good price.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by SkyBrew » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:17 am

I believe Nate Ferrell has one if I remember right he brought it to National Homebrewers Day
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by BREWsmith » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:01 am

Jam095 wrote:Has anyone tried the FastFerment conical yet? It sounds like an awesome product for a good price.
I have one, but I've never used it and not sure I when, if ever, I will.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by Jam095 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:57 am

Jeff, let me know if you'd like to sell it.

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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by n_ferrell » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:13 pm

I have one and have used it for a couple batches. I love it. You can either buy a stand or wall mount it.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by Jam095 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:01 pm

I plan to have a wall mount for racking purposes, but will fit in my ferm fridge on stand. :beer4
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by Don » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:34 pm

Finally broke down and bought a Big Mouth 6.5 gal. Got another free, with this weeks special from Northern.
Heard good things about them.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by Dwayne_Delaney » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:58 pm

Have you had a chance to use them yet?
What is your impression? I am thinking about buying a couple.


Don wrote:Finally broke down and bought a Big Mouth 6.5 gal. Got another free, with this weeks special from Northern.
Heard good things about them.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by Don » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:01 pm

Yes they both have beer in them (I actually have 3 beers going right now)

I have hop bags hanging in both of them and thats the main reason for getting them, I liked the big mouth lid that let me add and remove hops / oak easy.
I plan on transferring the IPA on Monday or Tuesday, from one of the big mouths.
It was always a PITA to remove a 3 oz hop bag, that also had 10 marbles for weight, and get it out of the way when you transfer or for clean.

Using the carboy hauler makes it easier for me to lift in and out of the fermenter.
Money well spent.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by msjulian » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:53 pm

The wife purchased the pickup elbow for my birthday that I have been wanting.
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Of coarse i can never use anything just as it comes out of the box. I had to mill it so it sits just right in the kettle.
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Once I got going I thought why not build a trub damn...
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Finally I cut down the extra long thermowell...
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by SkyBrew » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:33 am

got my new Igloo 7.1 chest freezer this weekend and hooked up the inkbird itc-308 temperature controller. I'm using a light bulb paint bucket heater for the hot side and dialing it in for a few days before I start using it to control fermentation temperatures
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by Dwayne_Delaney » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:44 pm

Thanks for the advice Don. I got a deal on a couple so I pulled the trigger. I have a wine in one and a beer in the other. They definitely make brew day easier.




Don wrote:Yes they both have beer in them (I actually have 3 beers going right now)

I have hop bags hanging in both of them and thats the main reason for getting them, I liked the big mouth lid that let me add and remove hops / oak easy.
I plan on transferring the IPA on Monday or Tuesday, from one of the big mouths.
It was always a PITA to remove a 3 oz hop bag, that also had 10 marbles for weight, and get it out of the way when you transfer or for clean.

Using the carboy hauler makes it easier for me to lift in and out of the fermenter.
Money well spent.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by BREWsmith » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:40 am

http://discussions.probrewer.com/showth ... d-whistles

Just listed on probrewer.com. Price seems reasonable at $2,600. Located in Crown Point.
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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by BREWsmith » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:14 pm

Need a little help here. Where in Evansville can you find a 6mm machine key, +- 35mm in length? The motor for my mill came with a 7mm, but the coupler takes 6mm. I tried filing the 7mm key down with less than satisfying results. Anyway, Grainger only sells them in lots of 25.

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Re: How about an Equipment Thread?!

Post by msjulian » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:54 pm

Did you try tractor supply?
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