Blichmann Cornical Full System
The most unusual and creative fermentation and kegging system we’ve seen to date
Test lab notes
The Cornical was perhaps the most interesting fermentor we tested. As we unpacked the it, there were mixed feelings on combining the functions of a keg and fermentor. Was this going to be one of those 9-in-1 tools where it didn’t do anything well or was it going to change the way we packaged?
If you’re brewing 5-gallon batches of beers without large adjuncts (e.g. wood spirals), this fermentor will let you ferment, sample, drop out trub/yeast, then flip it over and cap it for carbonation all in one vessel. On the flip side (see what we did there?), if you’re into larger batches, in-vessel temperature control, or splitting your equipment so you can ferment one beer while serving another beer, this might not be the right solution for you.
The Cornical performed flawlessly in our testing, maintaining pressure for kegged beer and never leaking through fermentation.
As with everything that Blichmann makes, it’s built to last with some of the nicest fittings and custom parts. And it’s the world’s easiest keg to clean since the bottom comes off.
Price: $499.99 Manufacturer: Blichmann Engineering
Available from: blichmannengineering.com