16 Gallon Conical Fermenter (with Wheels)
Our premium 30 stainless steel 16 gallon conical fermenter is a giant step up from a plastic brewing bucket. This conical fermenter (fermentor) has secure, welded on features that are built to last through many brew sessions. A common favorite among beer brewers, cold brew coffee brewers, and kombucha brewers, the welded on wheels will provide increased maneuverability in your brew space.
Ideal for brewing 5-12 gallon batches this 16 Gallon Conical Fermenter can also be used as a yeast propogator or yeast brink. If you want to take your brewing to the next level, this can help take you there.
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- Material: Premium virgin 304 stainless steel
- Estimated number of gallons: 5-12 gallon batches
- 4 PSI
- Clamp lid
- Lid has a 3" Tri-Clamp dry hopping port with a 1/2" 90-degree hose barb
- 1.5" Tri-Clamp Thermowell with 1/2" NPT fitting, 4.25" long
- Dial Thermometer
- 1" Bottom Dump Valve (7/8" ID)
- 3/4" Side/racking Valve (5/8" ID)
- 90-degree Elbow Joint on Bottom Outlet
- (1) 3/8" Hose Barb
- 1.5" Tri-Clamps with gaskets
- Tank Diameter = 15.75"; Height = 44"(includes lid); Steel Gauge = 1.2mm
Bought 3 of these (so far) and they're really solid. The wheels are robust and it rolls around easily with no chance of tipping over. Easy to clean and put the valves/etc. together. Basically, if you need a conical fermenter of this size, this is a fantastic deal. We do 12-gallon batches on an electric system, and they complement our setup well. In all likelihood, we'll be coming back for a couple more in the future.
Author: Jason Sharp
This just arrived in the mail. I haven't even used it yet and I realize its the last fermenter i'm going to buy...until I buy another one. All the valves were very easy to assemble. Very solid welds, Sturdy construction. I owned a 15 gallon Blichmann in the past and so far this just feels like a better conical. Its going to be easy to clean and sterilize and there isn't going to be anything more i'm going to want out of a fermenter
Author: william spiesberger
Had mine about 2 months now and ran 2 batches through it. Love it! Well constructed, although the pictures on the website do not match the actual conical (a good thing!).
The top of the conical shows it having a 90 barb for blowoff as part of the lid. When I got mine it had a 3" tri-clamp with the barb that was centered on the lid, which is MUCH better!
Overall I do love it. I am still working on the heating and cooling setup though since I am doing it as a stand-alone in the garage. The first setup I did, did not hold temp quite the way I had hoped, so I am redoing the whole thing! Higher wattage peltiers and different insulation. Once I get this the way I want, #2 will be ordered!
Looking at the shiny stainless right now with it stripped back down, makes me sad I am about to cover it up again with insulation and heatsinks! Can't wait to get another one!
Author: william spiesberger
Got my first one and love it! Set it up for heating and cooling. First go round did not do either as well as I would like, so reconfigured and got different insulation. 3/4" neoprene covering it now and it works much better. Still have some fine tuning to do, but right now I am getting good heat rise (about 30 above ambient) and have not been able to really test the cooling yet, but have been able to get at least 20 degrees below ambient when it is 80F. I am about to go to a higher wattage peltier.
Then I am buying my second one! Nice conical. well made and I can build 2 of them with heating and cooling for the same price as 1 ultimate conical! Winning!
Author: Anthony Aguirre
I picked up my 15.5 gal fermenter with wheels and it is awesome. I have only made 2 ten gallon batches so far. I have noted one thing that might not be obvious to everyone. My first batch went well except the lid didn't fully seal and my airlock wasn't working (beer was still fermenting without an issue as i pulled the lid off to check on it. Once I was done with the batch and cleaned the fermenter i tested the lid. I added a few gallons of h2o to the fermenter, closed all valves and blocked off the lid barbed fitting. With the help of an extra set of hands we turned the fermenter upside down and water was leaking around the lid. The lid was rotated a few different positions and it was still leaking. There is an adjustment screw on the ring clamp for the lid which we then tightened this a couple turns and then tried again and no more water was leaking when held upside down. Success! The next batch and the airlock was working! This isn't mentioned in the FAQs page or in the instructions. Just wanted to let buyers know this. The second item was when filling up 2 corny kegs. The first keg filled fine but the 2nd keg only filled 80% due to the level of the beer in the keg was at the same height of the fermenter. We picked up the fermenter about a foot in the air which was really light and the rest of the keg filled up. Is there a way around doing this? Other than these minor issues its working great. Cant wait to harvest yeast from it. Thanks!