The Cornical and The Brite Tank

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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby lupulus » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:45 am

...Brewjacket. I may get one now for lagers and buy another one for ales. They are making a Speidel lid so it is a good fit dior my setup.

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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby Taswegian » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:03 am

With the cornical, wouldn't the krausen ring (really harsh and bitter tasting) get mixed in to the beer?
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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby narcout » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:18 pm

Taswegian wrote:With the cornical, wouldn't the krausen ring (really harsh and bitter tasting) get mixed in to the beer?


I don't know ow much it would get mixed in vs. just sticking to the side of the keg, but it definitely stays in there.

I asked the Blichmann rep about it, and he told me they had done numerous taste tests. Take that with a grain of salt I guess.
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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby Brandon » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:32 pm

narcout wrote:
Taswegian wrote:With the cornical, wouldn't the krausen ring (really harsh and bitter tasting) get mixed in to the beer?


I don't know ow much it would get mixed in vs. just sticking to the side of the keg, but it definitely stays in there.

I asked the Blichmann rep about it, and he told me they had done numerous taste tests. Take that with a grain of salt I guess.



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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby Bryan R » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:51 pm

Definatly bias there at blichmann.
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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby Weizenberg » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:50 am

The Brite Tank looks interesting. Leaving lagers for too long on the yeast is a bad idea, and I really don't like whole corny keg setup for beer anyways.

TBH good Weizen is always bottle conditioned (for a plethora of reasons), so that wouldn't worry me. It seems like these are a much better lager vessel since we can dump the yeast, avoiding autolysis.

It's a steep price tag but the whole setup looks interesting nevertheless. I would fit a proper pressure relief valve though. There is no substitute.
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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby artemicion » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:09 pm

Here is the Cornical manual if anyone is interested:
http://www.blichmannengineering.com/sit ... l%20V1.pdf
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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby UnsungSavior16 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:13 am

Someone pointed this out to me, major issue with the cornical is that after inverting it to convert the bottom to a corny keg, you need to invert it again which lets an air bubble disrupt and run through the beer. I suppose you could try to purge it with Co2, but closed transfers are already easy in kegs.
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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby artemicion » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:18 pm

UnsungSavior16 wrote:Someone pointed this out to me, major issue with the cornical is that after inverting it to convert the bottom to a corny keg, you need to invert it again which lets an air bubble disrupt and run through the beer. I suppose you could try to purge it with Co2, but closed transfers are already easy in kegs.

The only benefits i see from this keg is the yeast harvesting and the extra space of 2 gal, i'm not sure if this really benefits people who do LODO.
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Re: The Cornical and The Brite Tank

Postby beer4tim » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:48 pm

I wanted to post a couple of opinions on Cornical comments....
Regarding the need to invert the unit and introducing oxygen, unless while draining the traub an excess amount of liquid is drained, most of the "air" should be CO2 from fermentation. The small amount of oxygen in this bubble is probably far less than encountered when transferring to an empty keg in the traditional method unless the keg is primed with CO2.
In addition, from my experience fermenting ale in a conical "Fast Fermentor", the small amount of krausen residue on the top is caked to the sides and does not easily loosen and end up in the beer.

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