New FV for Christmas....but which one?

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    Stevieboy

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    OK guys - I'm thinking Spiedel 30l plastic or the Mangrove Jack Stainless Steel.....£40 vs £100...your suggestions please?
     
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    You can get a plastic FV that size for under £15
     
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    I am giving the same topic some thought at the moment and I would also include Klarstein and the conical boys, Fast Ferment and Fermentasaurus in the mix.
     
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    Skulltat280 - I already use one of those cheapo buckets and lids - I'm looking to upgrade to avoid risk of spoilage.
     
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    Petrolhead - I'm only ever gonna brew kits - I cant see the advantage of conical at all - I'm never gonna harvest yeast
     
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    Not trying to be an a**e but how are the cheaper buckets riskier? I'll be get another 1 or 2 FV's soon
     
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    I've done a low pressure test on my current bucket, and it leaks air - and because I like to do brews that take a long time to ferment, I don't like the idea of it breathing in. I've made wine all my life, and I've always had totally air tight fermentations, and even used glycerol in the airlock, so I can be sure of a sterile environment for months if need be...
     
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    The pressure inside the FV even if leaking out would stop anything from getting in though I'd imagine. Hopefully someone can clear this up
     
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    We've strayed from my original post - what I wanted was a bit of feed back on either of the 2 options I was considering, and if anyone had one or could recommend either one...valid point though Skultat280
     
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    I have the Spiedel and I love it. I like that you can screw the cap sealed instead of the airlock so it works well for no chill (although it does try to suck the sides inwards), the shape seems to help the trub settle in the bottom, it’s a lovely big airlock and it’s easy to clean.
     
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    Thankyou, Sir. I was erring on the side of the Spiedel - all the reports are good.
     
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    Anyone worried about the odd nasty microbe getting into a substantially sealed FV with wort/beer in it under a slight pressure is reminded that commercial brewers have used open fermenters for many years, and many still do (e.g Burton Union and Yorkshire Square) and they don't suffer from infections, or if they had open beer fermenters would have been abandoned years ago.
     
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    You won’t regret it, I actually prefer it to my Fermentasaurus (although that might be because I don’t have the pressure kit).

    ive never had any issues with crusted on yeast/Krausen like I’ve had with the big standard FV, the shower head gets it off no fuss.
     
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    Hi Stevieboy

    Earlier in the year I got a Brupaks Fermenter 30ltr, perfect seal every time and very easy to clean.
    Might be worth a look.
     
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    Ss Brewtech has been good for me, maybe a bit pricey though CC2D2E1F-D4A1-4267-84C3-CC36F7469FC8.jpeg
     
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    Thanks for all your in put guys.
     

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