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    A fermenter doesn't need to have a domed top. You are going to vent out the pressure anyway. For example this 60 gallon fermenter has a flat top.

    http://morebeer.com/products/braumei...Fe1aMgodITMASg

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    With a dome top it is easier to apply low pressure co2 to transfer without pumps.
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    elvis,

    How about this?

    It measures 16" in diameter but it is very thin 300 series stainless.

    Another drawback is it's flat bottom.

    It was hiding in my kitchen drawer.

    Use it for big batches of pancake batter.
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    Is that a dog bowl? Haha. How wide is the flat part? I plan to a cut a 6" hole at the top to weld in a sanitary tri-clover ferrule.
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    Might be an odd aproach.... BUT...

    How about cutting the bottom out of a beer keg..??

    Stainless steel... Domed.... Usually a $20 deposit at most distributors...

    you would have to buy and drink the beer though....
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    elvis,

    The one I have measures 7 1/2" in diameter at the flat spot,
    but there are different brands at my local kitchen supply store.

    http://vollrath.com/Product/Kitchen-...owls-69130.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by H80N View Post
    Might be an odd aproach.... BUT...

    How about cutting the bottom out of a beer keg..??

    Stainless steel... Domed.... Usually a $20 deposit at most distributors...

    you would have to buy and drink the beer though....
    I suspect you may not often buy keg beer.

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    My friend RIP would have if in a hurry made a multi faceted shallow cone on a sheet metal brake. If time allowed he would roll it by tightening his roller on one end. A lady I know uses a "planisher"? to hammer the dome shape. Will you weld it on, or will it sit on? It concerns me that warping is a problem with 304.

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    I can make a cone top, not a dome shape but rolled from sheet stock, or I'll give you the geometry to make a funnel shape like the bottom.

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    Slow down Willie!

    H80 is right. I just fill up my own kegs so I'm not buying kegs.

    I will weld everything. It has to seal off completely for sanitary reasons and then hold 5psi pressure from co2 for transferring. Warping is a big consideration!

    I can buy one for $600 and as much as I like to make stuff I'll just buy one.
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