Stainless steel fermentors are quick and easy upgrades for any home brewer. Stainless steel conical fermentors are both easy to clean and durable. I have used plastic bucket fermentors, glass carboy fermentors and PET plastic carboys; none of them even come close to matching the quality and ease of use of my stainless steel fermenters. Not only does stainless steel in my opinion look nicer than alternative fermentor materials, it also less likely to break than a glass carboy and less likely to scratch or crack than a plastic fermentor. The lids are also removable on most models of stainless steel conical fermentors which makes them very easy to clean and sanitize. Some of the larger conical fermentors even come with wheels, making them easy to relocate.
Another benefit of stainless steel conical fermentors is their rigidity and size. Unlike typical home beer brewing fermentors which range in size from 5 to 6.5 gallons, stainless steel fermentors typically range in size from 7 gallons to 42 gallons. This means no more splitting up your batches into multiple fermentors if you are brewing batches larger than 5 gallons in size. In addition to saving you time by only having to rack to one fermentation vessel, it will also provide you with a more uniform finished beer since there is only one fermentation environment for the entire batch.
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