Fermzilla Conical Fermenter V2

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  1. Trialben

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    Recon you'll need to dump the trub first it should all be in the collection cup if you left the valve open whilst primary was underway?
    Any reason you have to use a bag?
    I'm sure it'll rise up but seems just a risk getting stuck somewhere on the bag.
    Good luck
     
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    If you're wanting oxygen free you will need to dump the collection cup, add hops and purge the cup with o2. Open the valve back up and the hops should rise and then eventually fall back into the cup again. If you're set on using a bag for some reason (you will let in oxygen) no need to mess with the collection cup I suppose. I've always accounted for a half gallon loss in the fermenter so my losses are the same as they've always been.
     
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    Here ya go Sir some fermzilla tips and tricks how about that closed gravity transfer ideah pretty cool eh should try this meself I recon.

     
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    Yeah thanks. I caught up on his new vids last night!
     
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    @Nola_Brew check this out this what you had issues with?
     
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    #67 thunderwagn, Nov 5, 2019
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    I did have similar issues, but so far o-ring swap has worked for me. I know it hasn't for many others unfortunately.
     
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    I watched it last night. Hopefully Kegland will find a solution. I'm like Dr Hans. I wanted to like it but it was just too troublesome for me.
     
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    Here's Gash Slugs take on leaky fermzilla's
    Enjoy
     
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    Bloody Oath Mark I woulda bought this if it'd been released before I pulled the trigger on snub nose. I can't reach all the way into the snub nose just to give it a wipe type thing for cleaning whereas you can with that wide opening.

    Aaaannnddd if you wanna dry hopped in a purged environment well buy a second one and just use ferm preassure to purge second keg add hops then transfer over your hoppy IPA onto them hops.

    Whatdya recon?;)
     
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    Sounds like a plan. Just spent a bit on my Speidel fermenters and the fermzilla floating dip tube works well with the new NorCal attachments I bought. So it'll be a while.
     
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    I agree with him 100%. It's a great fermenter. I did have leaks when I got mine, but I will say most of mine were user error. I spent an afternoon and got my technique down and how to properly tighten, take apart, put together etc. I did have one leak that was the o-ring on the collection chamber that wasn't user error. After changing that out and working a bit with torque and pressures, I've had zero leaks. Never have to use the tool for tightening, only taking apart after ferments.
     
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    I'm liking this! I don't see it here in the states yet, but I may have to invest. I don't always want or need the collection chamber and this takes up less room, easier to clean, and less areas to possibly leak.
     
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    Amen Brother! yep was checking this out yesterday evening. Just remember (order the pressure kit as well) it doesnt come with the standard all rounder it comes with am air lock as you see in the vid.
    Recon it's a no brainer to me ticks all the boxes
    Small
    You can fit your arm in it ( only partially in the snub nose that I've got)
    Versatile ( use it as a bright tank, pressure vessal or even serving vessal).
     
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    The lid is a nightmare my fermzilla would not seal.even found a little larger seal 2.5mm.no joy .I did solve it with this drastic solution .buy a king keg 4"5mm o ring that seals the lid.lube it up screw it down firmly with the tool and bingo .
     
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    Maybe I'm lucky, I've had no leaking issues with my zilla.
     
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    I got tired of fn with it. I'm waiting for the all rounder to come out.
    My issue wasn't the lid it was the collection cup.
     
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    I'm getting one myself, but so far I haven't seen it in stock. The collection cup is alright to have sometimes, but I'd much rather it not be there.
     

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