Brewing Conicals, Unitanks, Brite Tanks And Accessories
Have you ever thought to ask what a brewing is conical?
In brewing, a conical usually refers to a cone-shaped fermenter; however, Unitanks and Brite tanks may also fall under this category. Also called a cylindroconical fermenter, this equipment is a smaller version of what is used by commercial brewers. As a scaled-down version of a unitank, conicals allow primary fermentation and conditioning at the same time.
Unlike flat-bottomed fermenters, conical fermenters come with a port at the bottom of the cone used to dump the yeast and other sediments that have settled at the base of the container. Conical fermenters also come with a port found above the cone that allows homebrewers to draw samples of their beer for testing and tasting. This port also makes the transferring of beer to another container very easy.
The main advantage of a conical fermenter is that they aid in separating the yeast from the beer, making cleanup very easy. Most conical fermenters are made from Stainless Steel, an inert material that does not influence the final product's flavour or colour. (more info below)