Stout CF15TW-SH 15Gallon Conical
Solidly well-built, wide and low system that’s easy to clean and easy on the eyes
Test lab notes
The finish inside and out of the fermentor is beautiful and surprisingly easy to clean—from a construction standpoint, the welds are executed well with tri-clamp fittings for easy transfer and sampling. For our test, we used their base model fermentor with the racking arm, thermowell, sampling valve, and lid equipped with a blowoff tube. Across the multiple fermentations we performed, we never had any issue with clogged valves, leaking, or sanitation-based infection. The large lid made it easy to toss in adjuncts as well as get them back out and clean the fermentor when we were done.
One batch we tested was a saison, which we theorized would benefit from the lower and wider tank geometry, but tasting the finished batch (that we split across multiple fermentors) could not prove a conclusive benefit.
Stout’s product lineup is one of the most diverse we’ve seen, with options to satisfy almost anyone’s peculiar needs. The only downside is the price, but you get what you pay for in most circumstances, and this one is no different.
Price: $543 Manufacturer: Stout Tanks and Kettles
Available from: conical-fermenter .com