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Fabricated in the USA in our MoreBeer! Metal Shop. You can easily ferment 20+ 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 fermentor, 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: 45" H (with airlock & stopper) x 24" 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
 

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Weight 100LBS
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Best Fermenter on the Market.
I was looking to upgrade from my 5 gallon batches to 10-15. This conical offered the most value per dollar spent. The craftsmanship is top notch and everything worked great right out of the box. REMINDER. before you use your fermenter it is assumed you have cleaned it in PBW or similar product to remove any residual chemicals from manufacturing. Secondly is to purchase some Keg lube and make sure to apply some paying close attention to the large gasket. I had no problems with leaks or using the racking arm. The people who complain about this did not follow the instructions to lube O rings and if they had it will not leak at all.

I purchased the CONP775 gauge in order to pressurize my fermenter. This is very helpful as I use the gas to remove any residual Star San once I have cleaned/sanitized my unit. I also add a little pressure when doing Trub or Yeast dumps to ensure no blockages. If you plan on using CO2 than make sure to get the quick disconnect for this fermenter. I love it because when I easily disconnect my gas with one hand the valve shuts and no gas is released. These are special and necessary for CO2. Liquid quick connects will not work.

I have friends who have other conical fermenters and most have brought up reservations about not spending the extra money in the beginning and getting the best. Buy once Cry once. Plastic is cheaper but will fail and then you lose beer and need to buy another one. Glass is nice, but can be dangerous and allows light in. My stainless steel fermenter can be left anywhere. no worries at all. It can not be understated that the ability to dump trub and take as many readings as I want with no fear of contamination will only increase the speed in which I become a better brewer. With more information available it is easier to make decisions ranging from stuck fermentations to hop additions or re pitching yeast into a Big Beer. All I do is put the gas on at 3 PSI and I know when I open the hatch that nothing can fall in and contaminate my hard work.

I agree with the earlier poster that the only problem I could see was the three plastic squares that hold the fermenter. They are only held on by adhesives and will fail at some point. This one design flaw I would like to see fixed when I expand and decide to get another fermenter. I will only use More Beer quick connects and fermenters from here on. Life long Convert. Thanks More Beer!
January 28, 2016
Very happy with Moorbeer's 27 gallon conical
I just ordered my third 27 gallon to accompany my other two 14 gallon Moorbeer conicals. Although they are of excellent quality there is a couple of design changes that could be made with no or little additional cost. I do not use the stick on conical pads but instead purchased screw on hard rubber chair slides. They work great and only cost three dollars at Lowes. Secondly, as mentioned in previous reviews the seal design is a bit subpar and you really have to be careful when sealing, I have had to replace all four of my existing seals and paid for each one, not cheap. Lastly, I strongley recommend using thread lock on the clamps holding the wheels and stand. I lost an entire batch of almost finished beer when on clamp backed off and gave way.... Oh well lessoned learned. Overall this is a most excellent product and makes brewing a lot more fun, sanitary and easy. Great job Moorbeer!!
November 27, 2015
This is great piece of equipment!
I am through 3 batches on my More Beer conical. I have been wanting a conical for about 5 years and finally pulled the trigger and purchased one. The conical is well made and easy to use. Additionally, more beer provides great after purchase customer service.

One complaint I do have is the sample valve being the primary means to keg a batch. The sample valve is a great option, but it should remain that, an option. When I was passive ting my conical prior to first use, the sample valve leaked. Like one of the previous reviewers, I disassembled it and put some keg lube on it and that fixed the issue. After kegging my first batch, I found the sample valve to be a bit awkward to control flow. I have sincere replaced it with a ball valve and have found that to be a vast improvement.

Otherwise, I am incredibly happy with my purchase.
June 28, 2015
Very nice, but a few suggestions for the next revision
I have fermented two batches in my 27G fermenter so far. Very pleased with the performance of the conical. Now instead of having 4 different tasting results from the same brew in 4 different buckets, its all the same. :) Now there are a few things that should be changed and would be easy to do and would have made my life a lot easier.

1) the stand. Why the heck are the feet connected by a circular 1/8" thick piece of metal, it is impossible to fit this in an upright freezer. Every freezer I looked at had a stamped metal plate that kicked out 2" or so at the base of the inside of the freezer and extended up at least 16". The only way I could fit my conical was to cut this circular piece of steel in the middle, bend it straight and put a bolt through it to keep it rigid. then this flat back gave me the clearance I needed to push the top of the conical flush to the back of the freezer and close the door(with shelves removed).
REV A- connect the feet of the conical stand with straight tubular rods qty3. This is more rigid than a curved piece of steel and gives us users more room at the base of the conical to avoid contact with other objects.

2) Polish the inside of the conical to something close to 10-15 Ra. right now all I see are the rub marks caused by the metal press when the cone and cylinder were manufactured. sure there aren't any scratches, but the outside of the conical is more uniformly smooth than the inside. Should be the other way around don't you think?

Other than that, its a great product and I am very glad I own it! would buy it again if I had the choice.
January 8, 2015
Best piece of brewery equipment I own to date!
My buddy had one of the original Morebeer conicals and it rocked. The options on the new conicals make this the industry leader in homebrew conicals! Being able to pressurize and transfer, full 1.5 butterfly valves, new sample port, etc. make this a 10!
May 14, 2014
My Favorite Brewing Toy
I bought one of the original 27 gallon More Beer fermenters many years back and it served me well. The only problem I had with it was the 1/2 inch ball valve on the bottom which was not big enough to release yeast and hops from the bottom of the conical prior to secondary fermentation. When More Beer came out with this updated model I had to have one. Have been brewing with it for a few years now and without a doubt this is one of my favorite pieces of brewing equipment. It allows the flexibility to brew 10, 15, or 20 gallon batches. To maintain temp I use a thermowell and a clover tee on top of the 3 inch fitting which allows a blow off tube to connect to the side of the tee. The fermenter is placed in a True commercial refrigerator with a digital temperature control system and the temp sensor is placed inside the thermowell which is long enough to sit in the fermenting beer. The best improvement over the previous model is the large 1.5 inch bottom dump valve. There are times when yeast will still pack up and not come out right away but after a few minutes of waiting it dumps out fine. If you are ready to step up to a conical and the significant other is willing to let you part with some cash, pull the trigger, you will not regret it.
May 9, 2014
Very nice ....
I agree with all the other reviews here. This is a great piece of equipment, and it makes brewing a large batch of beer a breeze. Buy the wheels (and the extensions if you want to gravity feed into kegs like I do). You won't regret it. You do have to be rather careful rolling it around because it's top heavy with the extensions, but being able to move it when it's full is a big plus, and being able to rotate it easily when you're washing it is really nice too. I do most of my brewing in fall and winter, and when I finish a fermentation, and want to clear the beer REALLY FAST, I just roll it outside on a cold night, and by morning, it's chilled, clear, and ready to rack.

I had one small problem with the lid gasket, but MoreBeer promptly replaced it at no charge. It's made of some sort of a silicone strip material, bonded together at one point to make it into a round gasket, and it separated at the bond point. It may have been my fault because I soaked it overnight in PBW because the replacement has been working fine ever since. I've taken care not to soak it. I just wash and sanitize it.

I only have one small complaint about the fermenter itself, and it's a minor one so I took one star off my review... the body of the fermenter sits on three rubber pads, allowing it to be adjusted to a level attitude. Those pads are of the peel-and-stick variety, and on mine, after about ten batches of beer, they started slipping. I came out to the garage one afternoon to find the fermenter cocked at about a fifteen degree angle, and I was scared to death that it was going to fall out of the frame. Luckily, since it was on wheels, I was able to position it under a chain hoist and lift the fermenter up so I could reposition the pads. Most people in home breweries don't have a hoist and would have been freaking out and praying that it didn't fall before they could rack the beer out of it because there's NO WAY you're going to be moving it or lifting it when it's full without a hoist or a forklift.

I have since fixed that problem by drilling a small hole in each pad and riveting them to the frame so they can't slip. I don't know how many people are having this problem, and maybe this is another result of my aggressive cleaning practices, but I feel this is probably something that should be done at the factory on future production models. Peel and stick adhesive just can't stand up to the chemicals or the weight and pressure of a full fermenter ...

Other than that, I can't say enough about the quality and ease of use of this fermenter. I'll never go back to carboys that's for sure ...
December 21, 2013
NIce product
I wish I had the Blichmann to compare it too. Alas I do not. This bad boy is massive. I'm going to have to tear apart my side by side frige to get it to fit. 24 inches wide! 48 inches tall. Yes you can pick up the Conical out of the stand and invert it (on a pad cushion). It is so easy to clean! I recycle the hot water from the heat exchanger and fill the run off into the conical. Dump in a bit of PBW and your all set. The dump handle is a work of art. It dumps a huge amount very fast. I would recommend getting the wheels to move the stand. It is pretty heavy all assembled (empty). I cant imagine trying to move it when full. There are no places to grip it. Handles would be nice. Might weld some on to the stand that flip down. The racking tube is awesome and all parts are so easy to clean. No more broken carboys for me (killed 2 this last year).
May 28, 2013
A great product but a few things to be aware of
Have been using the 27 gallon conical now for about a year and ~20 batches. Extremely high quality and makes the brew much more of a pleasure than hauling around 4 carboys. A few things to be aware of though.

There is a hoop that connects the 3 legs. If you're putting this unit into an upright freezer, the compressor hump in the freezer pushes the hoop out to the point that the door to the freezer won't close. I solved this by flattening the hoop slightly on one side.

I had/have some slight leaking of the sample valve. A little keg lube on it has solved that but something to know about.

These were both minor things to overcome and I'm still 100% satisfied with the purchase. I'll be using this for decades to come.
April 7, 2013
I love my conical, one of the best investments I ever made
MoreBeer is a wonderful operation, you should feel confidant that the products you get here will be high quality. I have been using my 27 gallon conical for a few years now and it has been nothing but joy. I have had to replace some gaskets as expected and it has been very easy to do that at morebeer.om. Communicating with MoreBeer is very pleasant and they are very helpful. All the working parts on this fermenter are very high quality and I have not had any problems at all with any part of this fermenter. I love mine, you will too. Don't hesitate, you will be very pleased!