Conical Fermenters make use of the most durable materials, are manufactured into the ideal shapes, and include the best features and accessories. These fermenters on the market mimic that large scale fermentation vessels used by the brewing industry. In short, thousands of years has led to the design, which ultimately increases efficiency and decreases waste. Peep holes, stainless steed stands, trub valves, port valves, pressurizable, built in cooling and heating systems are some of the features you will find.
There are plastic conical fermenters which are described in another section. This page is intended for the professional grade products and is split by manufacturer.
Blichmann Engineering's conical fermenter is The Fermenator. All sizes include a 100% stainless steel weld-free interior. It includes 3 piece ball valves for the bottom dump as well as the port. Its rotating racking arm allows for samples to be taken at varying levels. It is sealable and pressurizable for adding cO2 directly to the container.
It has been designed to fit within an upright freezer for cooling. This is in contrast to some of the competition. From their website: "We get regular requests for jacketed or solid-state cooling devised for our line of conicals. While our competitor offers these, they are very expensive and have limited performance. While we would stand to make more money on the sale of these products, we don't feel that it is the best or most economical solution.".
Below are the available sizes. The same set of features are standard regardless of size.
MoreBeer! produces a range in sizes of conical fermenters. They are proud of the interior welding which is intended to reduce any pockets or nooks where bacteria could end up and live out its days. They have a pro series line that is equipped with some of the same features as professional brewing equipment. The MoreBeer! fermenters are equipped with stainless steel lids, and inline handles. Their models also support the use of an external or wrap cooling and heating device, so that temperature can be maintained. See the table below for more information.
|MoreBeer! Conical Fermenter||7.1 gallon||$519 - $795|
|MoreBeer! Conical Fermenter||12.2 gallon||$549 - $800|
|MoreBeer! Conical Fermenter||24 gallon||$975|