Fertmentasaurus 2 or Malt Mechanics fermenter

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    Brewer #99074 New Member

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    I'm after a new conical fermenter, however much i would love a stainless steel conical my budget won't allow it. I've been looking at either the new fertmentasarus 2 (when it finally gets released) or the malt mechanics 30l fermenter.
    I would like to be able to harvest yeast and do pressure transfers

    Any input to help me decide would be appreciated.
     
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    Looks good but I'm really after a conical that i can harvest yeast from.
    Cheers and happy brewing
     
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    Just a thought: Will a stainless steel fermentor make your beer any better? I don't use them, plastic works just fine. Granted, it doesn't look as cool but at my age, looking cool is at least three decades ago.
     
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    I like that!
    I am not all that happy with the KEGCO unit i bought. I like the narrow neck carboys, but they are a bitch to clean. Might just put this on my wish list.
     
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    There is a “cool factor” aspect for sure, but I bought my stainless fermenter (BrewBucket) as I already broke a glass carboy and got a nice cut from it, and the plastic ones don’t let you know til after the fact that it now contains scratches that nasties have taken up residence. The stainless is a breeze to use and clean. Far easier to clean than the glass carboy and a lot safer.

    As far as a true conical, after watching a few videos.... too many parts to clean.
     
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    I got them primarily because they looked cool and I couldn't think of a better thing to upgrade at the time. I expect they'll last forever.
     
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    Brewer #99074 New Member

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    I don't think stainless would produce a better beer. I'm happy with plastic and will take care whilst cleaning it. I would prefer the bling of stainless but can't justify the cost difference.
     
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    That's my thought.
     
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    Just my 2 cents… Like most things in life, one can go cheap and replace it often, or one can spend the money up front and get a lifetime of use from something. Doesn't matter if its a lawnmower or a brewing item sometimes a lil extra up-front pays for itself down the road.
     
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