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Unitanks

F40 / F80 / F100 / F150 / F300

Introduction

Our Unitanks are fermenters you can ferment, carbonate and serve your beer from. They are pressure rated and offers a lot of functionality.
  • Pressure controlled fermentation using a spunding valve.
  • Dry hopping with minimal exposure to oxygen.
  • Forced carbonation.
  • Closed transfer to keg or bottle.
  • Use it as a serving tank.
In addition, they offer the more traditional features like:
  • Yeast harvesting from bottom or top.
  • Temperature control using a glycol chiller.
In addition to this, our unitanks offer:
  • Built in cooling jacket for easy cleaning and efficient cooling.
  • TC 2" Heating element port (accessory) for high temperature fermentation.
  • Additional TC ports for accessories.
  • PureBlast™ surface inside and out for easier cleaning, lower risk of hidden micro-pore contamination and no need for passivation, unless you ferment highly acidic beer or fruit juices.
Several of the listed functions of our Unitanks will require accessories that are not included as standard. Please see separate section on what is included.

Models

Our Unitank series currently consists of 6 models based on the same design principles, but with different capacities. The name of the tanks reflects the tanks gross volume in liters. All Unitanks feature the same ports and and functions. The two smaller fermenters (F40 & F80) have a 8" to 3" adapter on the top, and the larger tanks have a 8" to 4" adapter.
Models
Diameter [mm]
Availability
F40
400
Normal sale
F80
400
Normal sale
F100
500
Normal sale
F150
500
Normal sale
F300
600
Normal sale

Dimensions

Check out the specifications for more details.

This is included as standard

  • 1 pcs Analog pressure gauge, TC34mm
  • 5 pcs Membrane gaskets for pressure gauge.
  • 1 pcs TC34mm safety valve (PRV, 2 bar)
  • 1 pcs TC pipe holder for Blow-off pipe incl. bolt M6x30mm and silicone grommet
  • 1 pcs Blow-off pipe
  • 1 pcs Butterfly-valve, 34mm DN20
  • 2 pcs Butterfly-valve, 2"
  • 1 pcs Racking arm 2"
  • 1 pcs TC elbow 90°, 2"
  • 1 pcs Insulation jacket, black neoprene
  • 1 pcs Sample valve, 34mm
  • 1 pcs TC Adapter 8"- 4" *(F40 and F80 comes with 8" - 3" adapter)
  • 1 pcs TC blind cap, 4" *(F40 and F80 comes with 3" blind cap)
  • 1 pcs TC blind cap 2"
  • 2 pcs TC blind cap 1.5"
  • 3 pcs TC blind cap 34mm
  • 2 pcs TC gasket 8" lipped
  • 2 pcs TC gasket 4" *(F40 and F80 comes with 3" gasket)
  • 2 pcs TC gasket 2" 5-pack
  • 1 pcs TC gasket 1.5" 5-pack
  • 3 pcs TC gasket 34mm 5-pack
  • 1 pcs Tri Clamp 8"
  • 1 pcs Tri Clamp 4" *(F40 and F80 comes with 3" clamp)
  • 5 pcs Tri Clamp 2"
  • 2 pcs Tri Clamp 1.5"
  • 10 pcs Tri Clamp 34mm (DN20)
  • 1 pcs Safety instruction with link to our online user manual
  • 8 pcs Bolts for mounting the legs
  • 4 pcs M10 steel/rubber feet
  • 1 pcs Tool for tightening TC clamps
  • 1 pcs Brewtools multi tool

Accessories (sold separately)

Consider the following accessories before placing your order:
  • Thermowell, if you plan to use it with a glycol chiller (Choose TC34mm if you want it in front or 1.5" if you want it on the right side. Both come in different lengths.
  • Ball Lock adapter to add CO2 for purging, force carbonation or closed transfer to kegs.
  • Carb stone kit for forced carbonation.
  • Coil for sample valve for getting samples with less foam.
  • 3" (F40 & F80) or 4" (F100 ->) HopDrop kit.
  • Spunding valve for pressure control.
  • Hose barb and silicone hose for filling, dumping and blow-off tube
  • TC 2" sight glass.
  • CIP ball with 4" or 3" CIP adapter.
  • Desired fittings for cooling jacket (if using glycol chiller).

Assembly

  1. 1.
    Unpack the Unitank. Please recycle packaging.
  2. 2.
    Flip the fermenter upside down, resting the top port on a soft surface.
  3. 3.
    Install the four M10 steel/rubber feet.
  4. 4.
    Pull the telescopic legs up to get the preferred height and use the eight M8 bolts to secure it.
  5. 5.
    Flip the tank right way up and mount the TC 2" 90 degree elbow and 2" butterfly valve to the cone.
  6. 6.
    Mount a TC 2" blind cap on the left side port (positioned under the cooling jacket fittings).
  7. 7.
    Mount blind plugs on the TC 1,5" ports on the right side.
  8. 8.
    Mount TC 2" racking arm and TC 2" butterfly valve on the conical port pointing forwards. The adjustment pin on the racking arm is pointing the same way as the racking tube.
  9. 9.
    Mount the sample valve on one of the forward facing 34mm TC ports.
  10. 10.
    Mount blind caps on the other two forward facing 34mm TC ports.
  11. 11.
    Decide if you want the Blow-off tube on the left or right side of the fermenter. Mount the Blow-Off tube on one of the top front 34mm TC ports. Mount the TC pipe holder accordingly in one of the two threaded holes on the top of the leg using the attached M6 bolt. Fit the back grommet around the blow-off pipe and lock it into place with the TC pipe holder.
  12. 12.
    Mount the TC34mm butterfly valve to the lower part of the Blow-Off tube.
  13. 13.
    Mount the safety valve (PRV) on one of the available top 34mm TC ports.
  14. 14.
    Mount the analog pressure gauge on one of the available top 34mm TC ports using the attached blue membrane gasket. It is important to make a small hole in the center of the blue membrane gasket before use.
  15. 15.
    Mount a blind cap on the last top TC 34mm port.
  16. 16.
    Mount the 8" to 4"/3" adapter. Use the attached tool to tighten the 8" clamp further to ensure it is pressure tight.
  17. 17.
    Mount a 4" blind cap on the top.
  18. 18.
    Mount any additional accessories.

First time use

The fermentation tanks use our PureBlast™ surface on both the inside and the outside. This is what gives the matte surface. The surface has no polishing residue or wax but should be cleaned with warm water and a cloth to remove potential dust from the blasting process.
Fittings and valves should be cleaned well before first use.
As usual, the tank must also be sanitized with Star-San or similar before it is used.
Always check for leaks
Passivation is normally not a requirement with PureBlast™ surfaces but if you ferment highly acidic beer or fruit juices, we require passivation to protect the steel.
Tanks made from 304 stainless steel, are not designed to ferment liquids with a pH under 4.0. We do not recommend fermenting apple juice or other highly acidic liquids in tanks made from 304 steel. Doing so is at your own risk and will void the warranty of the product.

Cooling setup

It is possible to use several of the glycol coolers that are on the market today. Check out our product selector by clicking on the link below.

In use

The tank is always washed and disinfected before use. Transfer of wort is done through one of the lower 2" ports. Make sure that the Blow-Off pipe is connected and the 34mm blow-off pipe Butterfly valve is open so that the air in the tank escapes and does not create back-pressure for the pump. When filling is complete, use a hose connection from 34m Butterfly to a bucket of water to form an airlock during fermentation.
If the fermentation is to take place under pressure, a Spunding valve must be used. Set this to the desired pressure, normally a maximum of 1.1 Bar / 16PSI. In this case, the Blow-Off pipe must be closed.
Always make sure that the safety valve (PRV) is fitted as this ensures that the pressure inside the tank never exceeds the pressure for which the tank is designed and approved.
The safety valve is designed for 2 bar / 30PSI +/- 0.2 bar / 3 PSI
Do not open the safety valve or make adjustments to it.
The Sample valve is ready for a coil on the spout so that you can drain samples from the tank under pressure without too much foam being formed (sold separately).
When the cooling jacket is in use, condensation of moist air can lead to water dripping on the floor. It is therefore recommended to use the neoprene insulation jacket to minimize condensation.
The cooling jacket is not designed or manufactured for pressure. Only use pumps made for this type of use. Never connect tap water.
Dumping of yeast and hops is done through a lower 2" valve before transfer to a keg or maturation tank. Transfer to kegs is done through the second lower 2" port where the racking arm is mounted.
During cleaning and emptying, the tank must be vented so that air enters freely through Blow-Off pipe. If this is not done, a vacuum will occur and the tank can ultimately implode.

Cleaning

When the finished beer is drained, there will be 1-2 liters left depending on the connected equipment on the lower 2" flange and position on the racking valve. Release any overpressure in the tank through the valve on the Blow-Off pipe and keep it open so that air can come into the tank unhindered. Drain what may be left in the tank and remove what may be mounted on the 8 "flange on top of the fermentation tank. Do a first clean with cold tap water to remove most of the hops and yeast.
For the second cleaning step it is recommended to use CIP and a caustic cleaning agent like PBW. The same solution used on our brewing systems will work with our fermenters:
  • TC 4" CIP adapter (7712544) or TC 3" CIP adapter (7712755)
  • CIP-ball, 1/2" F-NPT (7712545)
Using a powerful pump, connect the pump intake to the bottom of the fermentation tank and the outlet to the CIP adapter to the top of the fermentation tank.
Remember that the valve for the Blow-Off pipe must be open to avoid vacuum.

FAQ

Read FAQ here.

Specifications

F40 Unitank

Height without accessories
(legs subtracked):
83 cm
Height without accessories
(legs extended):
103 cm
Packing size:
85 (h) x 52 (w) x 52 (d) cm
Net weight:
38 kg
Gross weight:
44.6 kg
Tank diameter:
Ø40 cm
Gross volume:
51 liter / 13.4 US gallons
Maximum recommended volume:
40 liters / 10.5 US gallons
Minimum recommended volume (considering the cooling jacket):
20 liters / 5.3 US gallons
Volum cone:
12 liters / 3.2 US gallons
Cone angle:
70 degrees
Volume cooling jacket:
0.8 liters
Material:
1.5 mm Stainless Steel (SS304)
Surface treatment inside and outside:
PureBlast™
Operating Pressure:
1.0 bar / 15 PSI
Maximum Pressure:
2.0 bar / 30 PSI

F80 Unitank

Height without accessories
(legs subtracked):
110 cm
Height without accessories
(legs extended):
130 cm
Packing size:
113 (h) x 52 (w) x 52 (d) cm
Net weight:
44.8 kg
Gross weight:
50 kg
Tank diameter:
Ø40 cm
Gross volume:
86 liter / 22.7 US gallons
Maximum recommended volume:
80 liters / 21 US gallons
Minimum recommended volume (considering the cooling jacket):
20 liters / 5.3 US gallons
Volum cone:
12 liters / 3.2 US gallons
Cone angle:
70 degrees
Volume cooling jacket:
2.1 liters
Material:
1.5 mm Stainless Steel (SS304)
Surface treatment inside and outside:
PureBlast™
Operating Pressure:
1.0 bar / 15 PSI
Maximum Pressure:
2.0 bar / 30 PSI

F100 Unitank

Height without accessories
(legs subtracked):
102 cm
Height without accessories
(legs extended):
122 cm
Packing size:
107 (h) x 60 (w) x 60 (d) cm
Net weight:
47.8 kg
Gross weight:
53.1 kg
Tank diameter:
Ø50 cm
Gross volume:
100 liter / 26.4 US gallons
Maximum recommended volume:
90 liters / 23.8 US gallons
Minimum recommended volume (considering the cooling jacket):
45 liters / 11.9 US gallons
Volum cone:
24 liters / 6.3 US gallons
Cone angle:
70 degrees
Volume cooling jacket:
1.6 liters
Material:
1.5 mm Stainless Steel (SS304)
Surface treatment inside and outside:
PureBlast™
Operating Pressure:
1.0 bar / 15 PSI
Maximum Pressure:
2.0 bar / 30 PSI

F150 Unitank

Height without accessories
(legs subtracked):
127 cm
Height without accessories
(legs extended):
147 cm
Packing size:
130 (h) x 60 (b) x 60 (d) cm
Net weight:
56.0 kg
Gross weight:
61.9 kg
Tank diameter:
Ø50 cm
Gross volume:
150 liter / 39.6 US gallons
Maximum recommended volume:
140 liters / 37 US gallons
Minimum recommended volume (considering the cooling jacket):
45 liters / 11.9 US gallons
Volum cone:
24 liters / 6.3 US gallons
Cone angle:
70 degrees
Volume cooling jacket:
3 liters
Material:
1.5 mm Stainless Steel (SS304)
Surface treatment inside and outside:
PureBlast™
Operating Pressure:
1.0 bar / 15 PSI
Maximum Pressure:
2.0 bar / 30 PSI

F300 Unitank

Height without accessories
(legs subtracked):
168 cm
Height without accessories
(legs extended):
188 cm
Packing size:
178 (h) x 72 (b) x 72 (d) cm
Net weight:
75.8 kg
Gross weight:
TBD
Tank diameter:
Ø60 cm
Gross volume:
310 liter / 81.9 US gallons
Maximum recommended volume:
290 liters / 76.6 US gallons
Minimum recommended volume (considering the cooling jacket):
120 liters / 31.7 US gallons
Volum cone:
40 liters / 10.6 US gallons
Cone angle:
70 degrees
Volume cooling jacket:
5.6 liters
Material:
1.5 mm Stainless Steel (SS304)
Surface treatment inside and outside:
PureBlast™
Operating Pressure:
1.0 bar / 15 PSI
Maximum Pressure:
2.0 bar / 30 PSI

Volume drawings

The drawings below show more details on the sizes and volumes for the F40, F80, F100, F150 and F300.
Unitank F40-F80 volumes_rev1.pdf
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PDF
Unitank F100-F150 volumes_rev1.pdf
37KB
PDF
Unitank F300 volumes_rev1.pdf
31KB
PDF

Certifications

Our Unitanks are designed and manufactured with a high focus on quality and safety. They will be tested and approved in accordance with the requirements of PED 2014/68/EU by an independent party before entering the market.
Certificates can be found here.

Declaration of Conformity

Declaration of Conformity can be found here.