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MoreBeer! Temperature Controlled Conical Fermenter - 7.5 gal.
CON207
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Description

Ferment 5 gallon batches of beer in these beautiful conical fermenters, and control the temperature of your fermenting beer to within 1 degree, any time of the year! The included Dual-Stage Controller will simultaneously control both the cooling unit and the 40-Watt heater. The cooling unit mounts to the outside of the cone with no internal contact with the beer. The cooling is extremely gentle on your yeast, changing wort temperatures at about a degree an hour. It can get to and hold your ale fermentation temperatures of 65-72 Fahrenheit all the way up to ambient temps of 100 Fahrenheit. In addition, it can get to and hold lager fermentation temperatures of 48-52 Fahrenheit all the way up to ambient temperatures of 80 Fahrenheit.

The Leg Extension Option (CONP770) 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).

Cooling is made to work with 5 to 6 gallon batches.  Please note that when dropping temperature, your fermenting wort will contract and may pull liquid from your blowoff bucket into the fermentor.  This may also occur when dumping trub from the bottom port, or when racking from the racking arm.

Our conicals come with amazing standard features that makes them light years beyond other conicals on the market, and combined with our new set of options, you can configure them to fit your exact brewing needs! MoreBeer! Stainless Conical Fermentors come with these great features:

  • Control the temperature of your beer, any time of the year
  • Removable foam insulation
  • 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
  • Pressure Relief welded right to the lid
  • Includes Stainless Blow Off Assembly Kit with built-in Blow Off Bucket
  • Ability to add options, like leg extensions, wheels, and more!
  • For usuage on US 110v
  • .8 amp AC
  • Dimensions: 43" H (with Blow Off Assembly) x 18" W


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

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Item # CON207
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Weight 55LBS
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Not what is represented
The conical itself is very well made. The stand and all the fittings are top quality fabrication and materials.

My issues began on assembly. The insulation appears to be neoprene with no fabric for protection. My insulation around the cylindrical portion was too tall. The top came up past the top of the cylinder, and this prevented the top from being installed with the clamp. The bottom came down past where the cone and cylinder meet, and this interfered with it going into the stand. The fermenter only sits in a wedge more or less where it hits the stand. This is a metal to metal contact point that is un insulated. The bottom cone insulation "hangs" and does not sit close to the metal.

I was able to remove the insulation and trim it enough to fit, but that was a difficult task at best. The insulation as other have pointed out, is very fragile. You can actually tear it with only your fingers trying to fit the conical to the stand. It should have a cloth layer on it as a wetsuit does for protection.

The controls for the 7.5 as well as the wiring and blow off bucket are simply hing on screws off the legs. This seems to me to be a very poor system. It's seems as if it was an after thought and nothing is remotely secure.

Even with all the above I would have kept the conical if it had cooled as advertised. It simply does not. It will cool to,about 20 degrees below ambient with the cooler running 24/7 but no lower than that. Any days over 90 in your garage and it will not stay below 70. I question if it has to run 24/7 to maintain even a 20 degree drop, how long would the unit last.

In the end I retuned the unit because of the cooling. The more beer staff was very friendly and even agreed with me that the unit does not perform as per the description.

Perhaps if your using this inside in an Ac controlled environment, this may be for you.

I will say if more beer would invest in working out the insulation issues, making a quality control panel, and using two coolers on both their 7 and 14 gallon conical I believe they would really have something.

One other piece of advice. They need to insulate between the conical and stand as I believe the contact allowed the entire stand to become a very large heatsink.
September 2, 2015
Dream equipment, now a reality.
I love this piece of equipment. I upgraded from glass carboys to this a couple years ago and it's night and day. The tri-clamp option was key because I'm able to augment and extend the functionality by adding a yeast harvester, a gas intake valve, an angled outlet, or whatever else I could possibly require and assemby and dissassembly is super easy. Cleaning is far easier and safer than wet glass carboys and temperature control simply becomes a non-issue.

I agree with other reviewers, if you can afford it and you're serious about your craft, order one.

There are a couple imperfections but they've had little effect on my appreciation of this product.

1) The insulation is fragile and will get tattered over time. I've fashioned my own nylon canvas covers for the outside to help protect it but mine is still collecting battle scars.

2) I live in a small apartment and the cooling fan is loud! I ordered a much quiter 92mm computer fan online and swapped it out pretty easily. It used to be able to cool down to 45 degrees and now getting to 50 is a challenge, but keeping my sanity is worth the 5 degrees and I rarely ferment at that temp.

3) The electronics are not waterproof and do get splashed during cleaning... it's relatively easy to keep this to a minimum and I haven't had any problems with this yet but it is a constant concern when working with it.
May 31, 2015
Amazing flexibility in brewing
I was able to expand my brewing capability and styles with this fermenter. For example; I can easily harvest yeast. I can remove the yeast before dry hopping. I can stir the yeast using CO2 and the racking arm. I keep coming up with other ideas to use this conical. Plus I can set the temperature and the controller takes over.
I have some minor complaints; my unit has one power supply and the holder is designed for two so mine is not properly secured.
The insulation is prone to snagging and tearing. I had trouble with programming. I found that you can set the wrong stages by using the arrow keys which was not documented. Unit is difficult to pick up and move. Needs some handles.
May 28, 2015
Awesome Conical
Once I learned how to set up the conical with the great customer support at More Beer, it works amazing. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. I use this as frequently as I can.
May 27, 2015
This has been a great step up for us.
My wife and love to brew beer and we bought the Morebeer 7.5 gallon heated and cooled conical for our Christmas present. We have been extremely pleased with the new addition. Keeping proper lager temperatures during fermentation is easy and produces a very tasty beer. If you are concerned about the unit producing a lot of noise during cooling, don't worry. Having a tile floor allows us to keep the conical in our living room during fermentation, down to 48 degrees. Is it easy to clean, not bad at all. It takes about 30 minutes to completely clean and sanitize. Does it ensure a quality product..... well it does by eliminating exposure to air and contaminants during the product. Would we endorse and recommend this product/ Yes without hesitation.

What you must know. Buy to the size you are going to ferment. A 7.5 gallon conical is for a 5 gallon batch. If you want a 10 gallon batch get the larger size. A 14 gallon heated cooled conical should not be used for a 5 gallon batch unless you bypass heating and cooling. The placement of the cooling device would be above the liquid line.

We love the conical and have our eye on a 14 gallon Ultimate! Thanks to the Morebeer team for taking us to the next step!
May 10, 2015
If you can afford it, BUY IT!
This fermenter is the heart of my brewing process. The build quality is excellent. The ability to take samples under sanitary conditions is very helpful. Having a dump valve for dropping trub or harvesting yeast is fantastic. But it is the heating and cooling that sets this apart.

Heating and cooling work great in the extremes. I can ferment comfortably at 64F even when the temp in my garage is 100F during the days. And I can ferment easily at 75F when it's 30F in my garage during the nights. I might even try some lager ferments (50F) this summer!

Two nice options I would recommend: 1. wheels and 2. CO2 adapter - allows you to push wort out of the fermenter for kegging and/or filtration.

The only thing that bothers me a bit is the insulation. You have to be gentle with it. It tears easily and flakes. I actually taped all the foam edges to strengthen it. You do have to be careful what kind of tape you choose - some will eat away at the foam.
May 13, 2014
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What kind of tape did you end up using?
December 14, 2017
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Response from MoreFlavor
I used duct tape, but not a super sticky one. I tested a very strong adhesive duct tape, but it ate away at the insulation.
December 14, 2017
Ernest C
Response from MoreFlavor
What kind of tape did you end up using?
December 22, 2017
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I used duct tape, but not a super sticky one. I tested a very strong adhesive duct tape, but it ate away at the insulation.
December 22, 2017
Ernest C
awesome
Easy to clean and the tri-clamps make it easy to put together/take apart. I wish I could afford two more of them. This is my go-to fermenter for my signature beers and competitions.
May 7, 2014
Get the 14G, be careful the foam.
I recently purchased this and everything has gone well, but I wish I had purchased the 14G. The additional headspace on a 5 gallon batch wouldn't have mattered, and it would have allowed me the occasional bigger batch for very little extra cash. The foam is also very easy to scratch and tear. I scratched it a few times just tightening the tri clamps. The build quality on this is above what I expected, but I took off a star because of the foam.
April 9, 2014
Love it
It was great that there are videos to walk you through the set up. Easy to use, works very simply and logically.
September 7, 2013
Great Fermenter
I have used this fermenter for a couple of years now and it has worked flawlessly. The accurrate temperature control is truly the key to making awesome beers. I had to take abuse for a few months from the wife for spending 1800 bucks on a conical, but once that died down it has been worth it. Buy it.
August 17, 2013