Help with Fermataps

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Help with Fermataps

Postby Cheers » Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:52 am

Dows anyone have any experiance with these? I recently purchased one and am in the process of using it the first time. Fermentation is done and I am trying to drain the yeast and hop residue from the bottom. The problem that I am having is, I am losing alot of beer. The stuff draining out starts off real thick but then thins out and is clear. It is all beer then. I am trying to figure out how to drain the sludge out of the bottom without wasting all my beer. Is there a trick to it that I need to know? As usual, your help is greatly appreciated.
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You tell me

Postby Gravity Thrills » Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:45 pm

I'm going to try out my new Fermentap inverted dealie this weekend, so whatever you figure out please share your experience. I will do the same.

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I fell for it too.

Postby jeff » Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:48 pm

Fermentap is a pretty cool idea, but it just doesn
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Jeff hit it on the head.

Postby Brewer2001 » Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:20 pm

I have never used one but the angle of the carboy is not steep enough and I think that the valve opening is too small. The unitanks have an internal (included) angle of 60 degrees. Some of the first commercial tanks that were produced had too shallow of an angle and the same problems.

I put a tap on my primary (plastic pail) and syphon out of my carboy (secondary) to rack.

Some things work some don't.

Good brewing,

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