Stainless Conical "Wine" Fermenter????

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Stainless Conical "Wine" Fermenter????

Postby BungleBeer » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:55 pm

Has anyone out there fermented their wine in a stainless conical? I purchased a 14 gallon SS Conical (Fermenator, sorry BBB) to ferment beer in, but my interests have turned to making mead/wine. I've made a couple of 5 gallon batches, but I'm interested in doing 10 gallons or more at a time due to the long wait for mead/wine to mature. Would my stainless conical work for that purpose? Can I dump the yeast after primary ferment in lieu of racking as I would in a beer ferment??? Do I need to replace my gasket to eliminate beer influence in my wine ferment?? Any other pointers/ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: Stainless Conical "Wine" Fermenter????

Postby rjwhite6 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:18 pm

BungleBeer wrote: Would my stainless conical work for that purpose? Can I dump the yeast after primary ferment in lieu of racking as I would in a beer ferment??? Do I need to replace my gasket to eliminate beer influence in my wine ferment??


Yes.
Yes.
Not necessary but a small price to pay for your peace of mind.

One concern would be the oak chips in some wine kits possibly clogging the yeast dump valve.
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Postby thekid48044 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:30 pm

I have done this several times:

Yes
Yes
No, just wash good after, no woories here
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