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3 weeks 6 days ago #2424 by RAD
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Hey Gash,

I have watched your You tube videos featuring the Fermentasaurus which were very informative despite your potty mouth Gash :lol: and now after doing heaps of reading and watching the videos that are around and other than probably needing to make a purpose shelf for it so it will fit in my fridge I am sold and will be ordering one soon.

Now that you have a done a brew in it the question I have is being a bottling brewer is it worth getting the pressure kit? or just start with the standard kit and then see how it goes?
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Rob

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3 weeks 5 days ago #2425 by Gash
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ohh man,, I just wrote out a novel of an answer and lost it because I wasn't logged in... Now for the short version :)

Basically you miss out on what I think are the best features but since you are bottling that doesnt really matter, I think if you have to build a shelf and things I'm not sure on many advantages over a normal fermenter, except the yeast bottle, otherwise its bigger and more difficult to move around. If you bulk carbonate I guess you dont really have to move it full anyway.

If you ferment under pressure and then want to bottle you'd have to make sure you tried to bleed most of the CO2 out of the beer because it ends up nearly carbonated and it would be hard to know how much sugar to use. I think you'd have to take the pressure lid off or open the valve right up just after main ferment so it finishes off like a regular fermenter.

Saying that it still is a perfectly functioning regular fermenter and I wouldn't get the pressure kit at the start unless you really want it. Cheers!

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3 weeks 5 days ago #2426 by RAD
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Thanks for the response Gash exactly the answers I am after.
The main reason for having build a shelf is my fermentation fridge is not rectangular and it has an annoying curve in the back of it where the crisper would normally be and therefore the the wire stand would no fit in. So the idea that I have is to build a shelf with a keyhole in it to slot the fermentasaurus it and therefore support the vessel rather than lean it up against the inside of the fridge like I have seen on the net.
On another note it would be interesting to find out how long you would have to put the bulk priming mix in the vessel via the trub bottle before removing it to swap it out for the bottling attachment given that on the interwebs the guys are saying that you use it as a primary and secondary.
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3 weeks 5 days ago #2427 by Gash
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You could carb in it, if thats what you mean by secondary by adding sugar mix, but you'd still need a gas bottle and beer gun to put it into bottles or dispense from it, it would be ok for half a dozen beers but then it'd run out of carb. Remembering that when you fill bottles that way at home they really need to be kept refrigerated and not aged, bottles of homebrew dont keep so well unless they are bottle carbed.

oops just reread what you said. I'm not sure you'd know how well the sugar mix was mixed in to be honest. You couldnt leave it for very long at all cause the yeast would start munching away immediately. You'd have to pick it up and stir it up I guess.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #2428 by RAD
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Hmmm more food for thought I guess, I suppose I could just rack it off to my normal bottling fermenter and then bulk prime and bottle the way I do now but that kind of defeats the purpose of the fermentasaurus in the first place, if only the SS Brew Tech 7 gal brew bucket had a tap in the base to get the beer of the yeast then it would be perfect but at the price the fermentasaurus still looks the goods.
Thanks again Gash.
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3 weeks 5 days ago #2429 by Gash
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Thats the thing, if you not using the pressure kit etc its just a fermenter, yeah its a conical and yeah you can get the the yeast out but thats the only advantage really.

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Gash's Avatar Gash - Wed 7 Jun - 18:41

Cheers mate!

Hoppy81's Avatar Hoppy81 - Mon 5 Jun - 08:44

Hey Gash. Great video as always, keen to get my hands on this book so fingers crossed.

Gash's Avatar Gash - Sun 4 Jun - 17:28

I've done a Pacific Ale clone of Stone and Wood, the one that Wild Yak tried to copy if thats any good for you

Dan79's Avatar Dan79 - Sun 4 Jun - 14:15

Gday legends does anyone know where i could get a wild yak pacific ale clone recipe?? Cheers Dan...

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Howdy Gash. Thanks for fixing My account. Seems I stuffed up the email address when trying to join!

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