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CON112

MoreBeer! Conical Fermenter - 14 gal.

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Fabricated in the USA in our MoreBeer! Metal Shop you can easily ferment 10-12 gallon batches of beer in these beautiful fermenters! Made from 304 stainless steel and with the ability to hold up to 5 psi of pressure MoreBeer! conicals are the standard by which other conical fermentors are measured. Professional quality Tri-Clamp fittings are welded in place for a lifetime of use and all the hardware is brewery quality. The rotating racking arm allows youto  adjust where you are drawing beer from on the inside of the fermenter, a key feature when you have different amounts of trub from batch to batch.  The 3" tri-clamp opening on top allows you to easily add hops, oak, fruit, or whatever.  We have a great selection of options including let extensions, casters, CO2 pressure gauges, blow-off and thermowell packages.  

Trust in the Quality and History:
We control all aspects of the manufacturing process and carry all parts in stock. We were the original manufacturer of stainless conicals for homebrewing since the 1990's. MoreBeer! conical fermentors are trusted by Sierra Nevada, Stone, Lagunitas, Samuel Adams, Russian River and host of other breweries for pilot brewing and recipe design.  


MoreBeer! Stainless Conical Fermentors come with these great features:

  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Commercial-quality gasket made from durable, food-grade silicone
  • Low profile stand design
  • 1.5 inch butterfly valve
  • Threadless racking arm with position indicator
  • Professional sanitary sample and transfer valve
  • Cone removes from stand for easy cleaning
  • Domed lid with 3 inch clover fitting at the top
  • Sturdy lid clamp allowing for 5 PSI of pressure (with addition of CO2 Adapter package)
  • Includes stopper and airlock
  • Ability to add options, like leg extensions, wheels, Blow off, and more!

Dimensions: 42"H (with airlock and stopper) x 19"W

The Leg Extension Option (CONP769) is needed if you wish to gravity feed into a keg. If you would like to use CO2 to push your beer into a keg, you will need the CO2 Adapter Package (CONP775).

For more information, please see our informational section about MoreBeer! Pressurizable Conical Fermenters

 

 

 

Item # CON112
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 42LBS
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After much research, chose this as having the best options for the price. The fact it is made in USA was a big plus!
Randal Weber on Mar 16, 2018
After much research, chose this as having the best options for the price. The fact it is made in USA was a big plus!
Randal Weber on Mar 16, 2018
Does anyone out there have a good aftermarket/homemade/affordable insulating jacket for this conical?
Richard Luger on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Richard - Rolled insulating foam works great for this application.
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Great product with evasive support
I am extremely pleased with the quality and packaging of the fermenter. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 stars only due to the support team refusing to help me be proactive and prevent damage to the fermenter. I called them and asked about the issue of the rubber pads on the stand where the conical rests coming loose under the weight of a 10 gallon batch. The has been reported a number of times in the many reviews I read, and the reports said the conical was dented when the pads came loose. The reports suggested using epoxy to attach the pads, but there are many types of epoxy. When I called support, they said they were aware of the issue, but it didn’t occur on every unit. I asked them to suggest what I could do to be proactive and prevent the damage should my unit be susceptible, since it would be too late if it occurred. They repeated that not all units have the issue, and said they would fix it under warranty if the issue occurred. But I doubt they would replace the conical due to a dent, even though they could have helped me prevent it. When I opened the unit, the rubber pads were already loose and out of place. I just need to know what type ad adhesive (not what was used) would be effective in fixing it. I would have been much more positively impressed with a response along the lines of “we are aware of the issue and working on it. If you want to address it before damage occurs, we suggest...”.. Instead of partnering with me for the best outcome, I feel they choose to cover up the issue at my expense.
August 9, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Great Fermenter
I'm very this and the other conical fermenters purchased from MoreBeer! I've purchased several upgrade items for this fermenter - casters, sight glasses, etc. All quality products that were delivered quickly.
July 11, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Probably a good choice but...recurring rust spots inside my lid
I had rust on inside of lid after first two batches. The rust spots cleaned up with barkeeper's friend the white scrub pads, and effort, but it seems like this will be a recurring problem. The rust spots are in the same spots, which stand out even when clean against the brushed pattern on the steel. (If I can edit this I'll get a photo next time I pop it open.) This can happen with any good stainless steel, but I am disappointed with the severity of the problem. Were it not for that I would say 5 stars all the way. The gasket has been a strong point so far, and so surprisingly so. While a blowoff hose and pressure transfer kit of whatever sorts are the way to go... the airlock-- impossible to make the rubber plug stay in his stainless port unless you wrap it a few times (and sanitize again) in teflon tape. Then it stays fine. For transfers, the ez bev antimicrobial 3/8" ID, 5/8" OD tubing sold at morebeer fits great on the barb, and it can hold a ball lock connector with a tightened clamp on the other end for pressure transfer. That part is highly reliable.
I tried a CIP ball on mine on the second use (which doesn't get the inner lid rust btw) and the only issue is monitoring pressure. The pressure safety valve in the design does vent, but when I stop to check by removing the top TC, there is a lot of pressure built up. The issue with that is: with the CIP ball there is leakage everywhere unless you place the gasket and fully tighten the lid clamp. My plan had been to let the lid sit, unclamped while CIP cleaning, but it doesn't work with this fermentor. I did successfully run a CIP, but I am not confident still in the whole thing and monitor it more closely than I'd like to. Just stuff to keep in mind. The reason I like the fermentor is that it is from morebeer, and morebeer is reliable in all respects. So I'm trying to contain disappointment and work through the lid rust for now.After 3 batches the rust spots on the inside of the lid stopped recurring. I polished them off with barkeeper's friend each time, and they stopped coming back. It looks like there were a few rough spots on the inside lid that are now healed up. I also have come to appreciate the tank-like body of the fermenter. I’ve still not seen any conical as solid, and it’s why I would get another morebeer conical before any other. I’m surprised that they haven’t been outfitted to hold more pressure, given then thick, solid body of the thing—15 psi capability would be so nice! I had to re-attach the rubber pads that cushion the conical when it is placed in its base, and a hot glue gun was definitely the way to go. Everyone should expect to have to do that (unless MB glues them better) but it’s very easy to do. My MB conical lacks cooling capability, but I’ve found a good solution, and because of that, I think it all comes down to the fermentor body that fits into and can be lifted out of its very solid base, a highly functional gasket and band clamp with a proper lid for a tank. If you ever make a jacket for this thing, I’ll be interested in getting one.
February 2, 2018
This is my second 14 gallon conical from Morebeer
I bought this second conical almost two years ago to use in my brewing setup at our retirement home. I finally got to put it to use today. A great piece of equipment with a couple shortcomings that don't seem to be getting resolved: As was the case with my first conical, I had a problem with the stick-on rubber pads on the frame that hold the conical in place in the frame. When the conical is filled, they slide out of place under the weight of the wort and the fermenter cone tips out of level, scraping the conical. The problem is easily resolved by cleaning the stick stuff off the pads and frame and them epoxying everything in place. Surprised Morebeer hasn't done anything about this as I'm not the only person to mention this shortcoming. The second problem hasn't actually happened with this unit yet, but I am anticipating that it will. The well-documented/terrible feedback concerning the joint in the lid gasket breaking seems to be unchanged. The costly gasket breaks at the seam with great regularity. Read the gasket feedback. Other than these two problems, the conical is great and easy to use.
July 10, 2017
14 Gallon Conical
I have been using this conical since April of 2010. It is a top notch piece of equipment and I am very happy with it! My only complaint is the rubber pads on the stand that keeps the conical in place will slip and come off causing the conical to lean. I was surprised that this was not addressed better with all the improvements that went into the remodel.
January 2, 2015
No regrets
The first thing I thought after I unpacked everything was, "Wow, this is extremely high quality". I almost bought the Blichmann 14 Gallon conical the week prior. After handling the Blichmann and handling the MoreBeer conicals - the MoreBeer conical easily stands out in quality.

I haven't brewed on it yet but I will two days from now: couldn't be more pleased!
June 4, 2014
Takes brewing to the next level.
There are few things in a homebrewer's arsenal with more cool factor than a SS conical fermenter, and it is completely justified.

These are the reasons I love it:

1. I will never have to carry a full fermenter anywhere ever again.

2. Harvesting yeast is a breeze with the large port butterfly valve on the bottom.

3. Tri-clover everywhere is the only way to go. The ease of hooking up attachments to different ports is tremendous, and you don't have to worry about silicone tape or tools to get a tight seal.

4. I can transfer to 2 kegs at once using CO2.

My only complaint is that I only have 1.
May 26, 2014
Downside is the price.
You got to be really serious to lay out this kind of money to replace a couple of glass carboys. Having said that, once you got it you be very happy with it. To use the yeast collector attachment you will have to get extension legs. I have the extension legs on mine and put the whole thing in the spare bathroom in the bathtub with wooden blocks under the legs so as to not damage the tub. It's super easy to clean out using the hose with hot water.
May 2, 2014
Great, but expensive, product.
Forget any expensive airlocks or blow off tubes. Recommend you just get a stopper with a hole in it, put one end of a hose in the stopper and the other in a jar of sanitized water. Presto, Instant, foolproof, and cheap, blow off tube/air lock.
May 2, 2014
professional quality
Really enjoy this fermenter. Easy yeast harvesting.
May 2, 2014