Fermentasaurus Snub Nose Conical Fermenter - 9.25 gal
The Snub Nose version of the Fermentasaurus conical fermenter is the world’s first commercially available PET fermentor that fits easily in a Keg Master Series 4 Kegerator. The Snub Nose utilizes the same highly specialized PET grade material as the original Fermentasaurus and is pressure-capable up to 35 PSI. This version of the Fermentasaurus allows you to transfer under CO2 pressure which minimizes the oxygen being introduced to your brews. The Snub Nose Fermentasaurus is crystal clear, which allows to see the yeast in action.
Brewers can pressurize the vessel up to 35 psi to allow for carbonation and dispensing directly from vessel like a keg. The Snub Nose Fermentasaurus can fit into the Keg Master Series 4 Kegerator meaning once the beer is carbonated it can be dispensed directly from your tap. Simply attach the liquid out post to a draft system or picnic tap. Beer served direct from the fermentor is completely uncompromised by oxygen.
Transferring beer to kegs or other fermentation vessels is simple, sanitary and practically oxygen free when performed under pressure with the ease of the included pressure lid. Simply attach a gas supply disconnect to the ball lock gas post and push the beer out of the vessel with C02 by way of the pressure lid’s floating dip tube. The floating dip tube allows only the bright beer to be picked up and transferred, leaving the sediment at the bottom of the fermenter behind. Transferring in this way requires a ball lock jumper (liquid to liquid transfer disconnect package).
Awesome piece of equipment. Never going back to regular fermenters. As some mention the hole is a tad small but I haven’t had any trouble dry hopping or adding fruit. For cleaning you so have to use pbw though because your arm won’t reach to wipe it down
Overall I think it's fair for the value if you know what you're getting yourself into. My biggest issue with this fermenter is it's small opening which makes it 'difficult' to clean. You can certainly buy a long brush or just a warm water soak but i can barely fit my hand thru the lid. Other than that, it works as advertised. sturdy.
not bad for simple brews. secondary brewing and subsequent dry hopping runs into a lot more work. I like the pressurising feature for moving into keg, or using it for dispensing brew
I've been looking for a fermentation vessel that wasn't 15+ gallons (typically SS and overly expensive), yet was more then 5 gallons (not worth my time) so that I could start my sour solera project. I'm currently 2 months in and really enjoying the ability to transfer to the fermenter (via pressurized keg) and then take samples without introducing O2. Fermenting under pressure (~4 PSI) has really driven Brett expression (haven't looked at pH), and i'm currently thinking i'll keg/blend/fruit a portion at the 6 month mark. I'm interested in seeing where this goes. My only concern is recertification, as it expires in only a couple years. Luckily I don't plan on using this device as a bright tank.
Works great under pressure. Little wonky to clean because of the shape but I would buy again.