Blichmann Cornical Keg & Fermentor
The Blichmann Cornical Keg & Fermentor is a unique fermentation and kegging system like nothing on the market. Made into two main pieces, the Cornical Keg & Fermentor allows you to ferment, carbonate, and serve all in one vessel. The first piece of the Cornical is a keg system with a removable bottom that makes cleaning ridiculously fast and easy.
The second piece is a versatile conical bottom that clamps onto the keg and converts it into a fermentor. The versatile design allows you to purchase multiple kegs and utilize the fermentation kit simply by switching the cone bottom to the keg bottom after fermentation. Then you dispense in the keg and utilize the cone on another keg to ferment an additional batch.
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- Rotating racking arm with sanitary sampling and racking valve
- Modular design to allow use as both a fermentor and a serving keg!
- Removable bottom makes cleaning simple and fast
- Full 1.5 sanitary butterfly dump valve (for yeast harvesting and trub dumping)
- Sanitary fittings for contamination free beer
- Pressure capable to 50psi for carbonation and dispensing
- Easy to use lid hatch for dry hopping and secondary additions
- Optional wall mounting bracket
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This is a solid piece of equipment! The Butterfly valve is very heavy and solid. Very easy to take apart and clean- you can stick your entire hand in the bottom of the keg! I was able to scrub every inch of this thing in under 10 minutes!
My original plan was to use the keg to serve out of, but the on-line reviews I watched (after I bought it, of course) scared me. As is I dumped the trub after secondary and pushed the beer with CO2 to a clean corny keg. Both dumping of the primary and secondary was very easy- no clogs. Remember to purge the CO2 first! And if you get a clog, a little pressure can help push it out.
-Stainless conical fermentor with sanitary fittings for $520!
-Very easy to clean
-Option to use as serving keg
-You will have a "spare" keg laying around as well if you aren't fermenting.
-Second lid for airlock could double as a carbonating/dry-hoping lid (or more?)
-Everything you need in one kit.
-Easier to carry when full than a carboy or plastic-type conical. You can carry it basically like a keg.
-There was some "gunk" on the side of the keg- not sure what the beer would taste like with it sitting in it, but I did have to scrub it off- so maybe it would not all get into beer.
-If you want to ferment under pressure you need a Spunding Valve (about $20 or $50 if you want a gauge.) The second batch is in there now with a spunding valve (Quick tip- if you get a spunding valve without a gauge, you can just pressure the keg using your regulator gauge on your CO2 tank to the pressure you want- then attach the valve all the way open, and slowly twist the valve closed until you hear gas release- should get you around 1-3 psi close to where you want to be.)
-One of the legs is a little loose- I think I can tighten it back in place. I will try once the batch is done. Note- the inside of the cone is smooth- the legs do not create any seams inside. Very slick!
-Height/Size- This thing is significantly taller than a normal conical. This will ...