FastFermenter

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Re: FastFermenter

Postby daryl » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:07 pm

Oh, I see, you're one of those people that think the light goes out when you close the door.
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby Matt F » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:10 pm

Better yet, there is no light in any of my beer fridges. For real.
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby whitedj » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:16 pm

daryl wrote:Oh, I see, you're one of those people that think the light goes out when you close the door.

uv light is bad. No halogen, CFL or Leds. Low wattage Incandescent are fine in my mind.
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby DrPaulsen » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:06 pm

I was impressed with the Fermentasaurus I saw at NHC. Simple, effective design and a great price point. Not quite as effective at yeast harvesting as the Catalyst, but I like the option to ferment under pressure.

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Re: FastFermenter

Postby Matt F » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:36 pm

DrPaulsen wrote:I was impressed with the Fermentasaurus I saw at NHC. Simple, effective design and a great price point. Not quite as effective at yeast harvesting as the Catalyst, but I like the option to ferment under pressure.

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That one impresses me. May have moved up to top of my list.
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby andrewmaixner » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:54 pm

Matt F wrote:
DrPaulsen wrote:I was impressed with the Fermentasaurus I saw at NHC. Simple, effective design and a great price point. Not quite as effective at yeast harvesting as the Catalyst, but I like the option to ferment under pressure.
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That one impresses me. May have moved up to top of my list.

I too was intrigued. The ability to just screw on a double ball-lock lid with a floating liquid tube, and carb/serve right out of the fermenter, was also very interesting.
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby daryl » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:47 am

The weak link in the previous FastFermentor, was in the threads and the seals/gaskets.

It seems that many had issues will leakage through either the threads or past the gaskets.

Was there any mention as to how that part of the design was improved?
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby tony b » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:58 pm

I stopped by their booth @ Homebrew Con and they gave me the new gasket for the lid. It's more like a traditional O-ring than the old flat washer style gasket. Haven't had a chance to use it yet to see how much of an improvement it is, but it has to better.

They also had the new 14.9 gal one there - it's pretty big and sits in a double-tiered stand. I don't think one person could pick it up if it had a 10 gallon batch in it.
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby UndeadFred » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:54 pm

You guys did see that the Catalyst guys are coming out with that design in stainless this year, right? I don't think they had pricing available yet though. That should be interesting. The main reason I've shied away from any of these is that none of them will fit into the dorm fridge I use for temp control, and obviously you'd not want to use them in a chest freezer type setup.
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby tony b » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:18 am

They make an insulating jacket for the Fast Fermenter which will allow some level of temperature control. Here's the link to the page with the info/video. BIY is a dealer for Fast Fermenter, so Joe might have one in stock or could easily get you one.

http://fastbrewing.com/content/tjacket
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Re: FastFermenter

Postby Matt F » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:44 am

I will let you know how I like the Fermentasaurus. Should be at my house by July 4th.
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