MoreBeer!® Conical Fermenter - 14 gal.

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
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Weight 42 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
Been wanting this lovely Fermenter since I started brewing in 2016
Erick Batista on Oct 28, 2020
Appears to be a quality item. Mostly, the reviews are good. Made in the USA is cool too.
Randall M on Nov 21, 2019
Been wanting this lovely Fermenter since I started brewing in 2016
Erick Batista on Oct 28, 2020
Great price for a steel fermentor
Darren H on Oct 10, 2020
Appears to be a quality item. Mostly, the reviews are good. Made in the USA is cool too.
Randall M on Nov 21, 2019
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
Great price for a steel fermentor
Darren H on Oct 10, 2020
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
I'd like to direct this question to Scott S. What neoprene jacket from Spike brewing did you purchase for your 14 gallon Morebeer conical? How is the fit etc. I'd like to do the same for mine. Did you add any other temp control accessories?
Patrick M on May 1, 2019
MoreBeer!® 14 Gallon Stainless Conical Fermenter
MoreBeer!® 14 Gallon Stainless Conical Fermenter
Blichmann Cooling Coil for 14 to 42 gal Fermenator
Blichmann Cooling Coil for 14 to 42 gal Fermenator
Does anyone out there have a good aftermarket/homemade/affordable insulating jacket for this conical?
Richard Luger on Sep 8, 2018
What size tubing attaches to the racking arm barb?
Peter Bergler on Sep 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 1/2" tubing will work well with a clamp. 3/8" tubing can work but it needs to stretch a little bit. You certainly do not need high temp tubing like the others have mentioned but it is nice to be able to sterilize the tubing by boiling it if you make a sour in the conical.
What is the thickness of the metal?
Ethan Berks on Oct 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ethan, the body is made from 0.075'' stainless. Once the cone portion of the conical is shaped the thickness is about 0.032'' and the cylindrical portion remains at 0.075''.

4.7 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Nice fermentor
It’s definitely a nice unit. Heavy grade stainless, it weighs a ton for what it is. Gasket is unbelievable! I had to pry the inverted lid off the conical For it shipping position. love the the position indicator on the sample tube.

The welds on the inside are a bit rough at the bottom of the conical. The valves are all constructed really well. Overall, a nice unit for sure.
Oh, its pretty sweet alright. Makes my other fermentor look like tin.

Oh, its pretty sweet alright. Makes my other fermentor look like tin. Rusty
October 20, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Heavy duty, made in the USA unlike the chinese stuff
I really like the quality of this conical, very heavy duty design unlike some of the competitors which I won't name but if you are looking you know them all. Price with free shipping is hard to beat, I was able to customize to meet my expectations still modifying and adjusting.
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November 22, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I now have this newer version of the Morebeer conical as well as he older version. Both versions are heads and shoulders above the competitors conicals without welded fittings. The racking valve of this version is much better (more sanitary) than the ball valve model of the older Morebeer conical. I have to say though, that I prefer the stand on the older conical. The stand on this newer version is wider and requires the leg extensions to rack directly into a keg and to use the yeast harvester. I ferment in a standup freezer so that I have good temperature control but because the stand is a couple of inches wider than the older version it was tougher to find a freezer deep enough to hold the newer stand. It was doable, but I had to trim the plastic shelves in the freezer door to get it to fit. Other than that, these Morebeer conicals are the absolute best on the market for the price. And of course, nothing but amazing service from the guys at Morebeer.
May 7, 2019
over 4 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
May 8, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 4 out of 5
This is a follow-up to the review I posted on August 9, 2018.
After using this product for 2 years, I am not satisfied. I would now only rate it with 2 stars, but that is not changeable at this point. So all I can do is document the issues I have experienced.
First, the rubber pads supporting the conical on the stand have now slid nearly completely out of place. This is already well documented in other reviews, and in my first review. Just saying it really is an issue and the largest batch I did in this 14 gallon unit was 10 gallons (only once), and most were only 5 gallons.
Next, the blow-by kit is a real pain to use. The hose they supply is many times too large for the purpose, and it is so stiff it is nearly impossible to keep it in the sanitizer. Plus, there is no mount or container for the sanitizer, leaving you to your own vises. I had to use electrical tape and rope to hold things in place to use it.
Then, I tried for the last 3 batches to do a pressure transfer into my kegs to avoid exposing the beer to oxygen, but this has been a total failure, Each time, I had to open up the unit to unplug the sampling port from inside, completely defeating the purpose of the closed transfer. So I did a little research and discovered this unit is using a comparatively small transfer port with needle valve and 1/2" pickup tube (sampling port doubles as a transfer port, since there is no other). A competitive unit has the same sampling port, mounted much higher to avoid the trub. Plus, it also has a much larger transfer port, with a full 1-1/2" butterfly valve. While I could replace the needle valve and small 1/2” tube with a much larger butterfly valve, there is no way to enlarge the transfer port. Besides, with the funds already invested in the unit, extension legs, wheels and blow-by kit - I don't like spending more to replace inadequate parts.
Then I wanted to upgrade this unit to a fully temperature controlled unit, but discovered the only path for that is to completely replace the unit with another which includes the temperature control components. Why should I pay for something I already have? Other brands offer a much less expensive upgrade kit, so why doesn't More Beer?
So I am completely dissatisfied at this point with this purchase. After only 8 batches, I now consider this unit useless and need to spend money on what I should have purchased in the first place.
I wrote this review to help others avoid my mistake. Do your research first!
August 9, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 5 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
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
Rated 4 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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