Q: I’m still looking for the chiller coil? I think Blichmann makes one just can’t find where to purchase it!?!
A: we will be updating and adding the coils to the site this weekend to check back on for cost and availability (Feb 2019)
Q: Do you have the cooling coil for the 27 gallon FV
A: We are checking the vendor for stock and pricing and should have this added to the site within 24-48 hours
Q: Is the entire top welded? Can the top be opened, or is there an option or another one that has a hinged or sliding top?
A: The lid is clamped into place and can be removed.
Q: What are the dimensions of this unit with and without the leg extensions?
A: 24" wide, 24" deep and 36" in height without the extensions
Q: Plan to take out of the country, what is the size of the box and actual weight.
Thanks in advance ?
A: The package dimensions are 25x25x32" and weight will be over 50lbs
Q: What is inside? Does it have a rotating assembly? Curious how you get everything mixed..?
A: There is not moving arm or assembly inside of the fermenter. The only internal components would be the for pick up tube assembly used for extracting beer away from the yeast that has settled to the bottom cone of the fermenter
Q: If one has a large fermenter (beyond 5 gallons) can one add a number of smaller (5 gallon) batches to it?
Example: you have a brew kettle geared for 5 gallon batches but have a 27 gallon fermenter.
A: It's certainly possible to combine different batches of wort together to create the beer you want. If you brewed two batches the same day, adding them to the fermenter in stages, and then two more 24 or 48 hours later, the yeast will have multiplied, and you could use less yeast. Though your chances of contamination go up considerably.
Q: Could you drill additional holes for a thermometer and a whirlpool attachment?
A: Blichmann does not have a mod for a probe thermometer on the fermenators. They recommend an LCD thermometer stuck to the side of the fermenter, or taping the probe to the outside with aluminum tape. Either will put you within a +/-1deg F range.
This already has a racking arm that, if one were to angle and pump into would create a whirlpool.
Q: Are there any site glasses available for tank volume levels? If yes, can you send details please?
A: Unfortunately there isn't any sight glasses for the fermenters. Thanks
Q: whats the difference between tri-clamp fittings and NPT fittings?
A: NPT fittings are threaded, with barbs. Tri-clamp style fittings are sealed with a turnbuckle style clamp, that marries 2 tri-clovers together. Check out Item Number 73-3798.