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Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by AGbrewer, Feb 26, 2020.
Makes sense: 4 gallons in a 5-gallon keg gives you 20% head space, it can work. Good luck with it!
I have the 14gal. Chapman ss fermenter, the 7gal is $99 a little light but stainless and easy to clean.
After seeing your post and picture I ordered up a Speidel fermenter. It arrived today, love the idea of having handles, Nice looking piece of equipment. Can't wait to try it out.
I recently bought a couple of Speidels, very happy with them
I have SS Brewbuckets and they are slick, but they aren't cheap.
I currently use the Anvil 7.5 Gallon SS Fermenter. Got it on sale for $79 when it first came out. They are near double that price now...
Really wish I wasn't such a cheap guy!
Really wish I wasn't such a cheap guy![/QUOTE]
Remember when cleaning out that keg that your time is worth something.
Remember when cleaning out that keg that your time is worth something.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, but finding a place to bulk age 15 gallons of beer for 10 - 18 months isn't easy in my house. Plus, I'd have to clean out a glass carboy, plastic bucket, or something else anyways.
Well I had a chance to try out the new Spidel fermenter today. First thing I noticed that I had not paid attention to before was it's not clear , I was used to watching the ferment churn and work. Next thing was when I stashed in my fridge for fermenting, it is bigger around than a Big Mouth Bubbler. I had to take out the catsup shelves in the door to get the door closed.
I have been using a new electric boil kettle. doesn't boil as vigerously as propane (110 V) . I dumped in the bittering hops asit began to boil then decided to boil longer to get the water the loss down to around a gallon. I went about an extra twenty minutes, will this make the beer more bitter?
Undoubtedly you'll have a few more isomerised alph acids, but there's a decent chance you won't be able to tell the difference. The isomerisation rate drops off somewhere after 60 minutes if I remember correctly. Then there's a whole bunch of losses through boiling and fermentation that tend to lower higher bitter beers more than lower bitter beers. So hard to say, but I'd be surprised if it will be enough to make it undrinkable.
It'll be more bitter but I doubt by much.
Also recon depends on what beer you brewed a darker malt forward beer will hide this better than a wheat bier for instance.
this is just a simple lightly hopped (trying to get away from the bitter taste) thing. "West1m Easy Ale" on the homepage "frementing Now" banner.