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I am enjoying my 2G Fermenter and want to keep things cool during the 3 week fermentation period. With the LBKs, I used ice packs in Coleman coolers. But the 2G Fermenter is too big for that. One idea I had was to place the 2G in a cooler with the lid open and ice around it. But using the wisdom of the group - what's the smart way to keep a 2G fermenter cool during fermentation? Thanks.
So I am new to the 2G fermenter and just did my first batch after doing 14 batches in 3 LBKs. I have to say I love the 2G fermenter - it feels like a step up in quality and it is easier to pour in the wort and clean due to the big opening up top. One question where instructions on the web site vary is sanitizing the 2G fermenter. On the instruction video for the 2G it says to sanitize use *half* a packet of no-rinse cleanser and rinse for *10* minutes. but On the printed card and the PDF on the website it says use a *whole* packet and rinse for *2* minutes. Which is correct? Most recipes only give you one no-rinse packet and you need half for sanitizing the fermenter and half for sanitizing bottling at the end. I guess you just need to order extra rinse packets if you use the 2G so you have some for bottling? Maybe both the half and whole instructions are both correct? A whole packet gives a higher concentration of cleanser so you only need to rinse for 2 minutes. The half pack is more dilute so you need 10 minutes of rinsing? And maybe in testing Mr. Beer learned that people generally did not go the full 10 minutes so they switched to a different instruction that allowed 2 minute rinsing? Just guessing here! Thanks in advance for clearing this up.
I decided to break in my new 2G fermenter by brewing the Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator clone! This recipe uses a lot of grain and I am getting a lot of great color from the seep. I am very impressed with the Hop Stimulator kit. Not included in the description are printed stick on labels! Cool stuff. It says it only needs to condition for 2 weeks so it should not be long before I give it a try! PS - Kudos to Josh R and Mr Why for helping me with details of the 2G fermenter and the clips and bottling wand use on this fermenter.
I just got my Mr Beer 2G Fermenter and it looks like a seriously nice piece of equipment. I am curious about using a bottling wand for bottling. I have a bottling wand for my LBK that consists of rigid plastic and flexible tubing. I understand that flexible tubing is not used with the 2G fermenter but I do not see how to get the rigid wand to lock into the 2G Fermenter spigot while bottling. What am I missing? Or does only the Mr Beer wand work with the 2G fermenter? Thanks.