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BrewBuilt™ X1 Uni Pro Conical Fermenter

BrewBuilt™ X1 Uni Pro Conical Fermenter

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We're excited to announce the coming release of the BrewBuilt X1 Uni Pro Conical Fermenter! The 7 & 14 gal X1 Uni Pro is now available for pre-order. Place your order now and we will automatically ship it to you as soon as it's available. These models are expected to be available in Spring. The 27 gal size is still in development with an expected release of Spring 2021.

 

The most advanced homebrewing fermenter, period. The BrewBuilt X1 Uni Pro features Peltier technology to maintain fermentation temperatures with the highest level of precision. This completely self-contained conical fermenter doesn't require the additional space or expense of a dedicated refrigerator or glycol chiller and is exceedingly simple to configure and operate.

If you plan to purchase a new fridge of glycol chiller to pair with an X1 Uni or Uni+, we highly recommend that you consider the Uni Pro! This unit may have a higher price tag, but you could save in the long run by not needing to buy any expensive appliances to handle temperature control!

Peltier Technology
First discovered by Jean Charles Athanase Peltier in 1834, the "Peltier Effect" occurs when an electric current runs through a circuit of dissimilar conducting metals. This thermoelectric reaction that happens when the current passes from one metal to the other can produce either cold or heat depending on the direction the current is flowing. It wasn't until NASA began using this technology that it started to gain widespread use. Today, Peltier chips are commonly used in a variety of applications such as cooling computers and small refrigerators. BrewBuilt saw how this could be used for brewing applications, and they've been raising their glass to Jean Peltier ever since.

Precision Temperature Control
The X1 Uni Pro maintains fermentation temperatures using localized heating and cooling distribution. Peltier technology provides the cooling near the top of the conical where temperatures are hottest, and a heating pad placed inside the neoprene jacket gently warms the unit from the bottom up. Cooling and heating are automatically turned on as needed via a stainless steel control box that can be mounted to your wall or hung from one of our custom-welded stands. Simply program your desired set point on the controller and sleep easy knowing the X1 Pro will keep your fermentation temp on target to within 1 degree of the set point. The X1 Pro's ability to provide both cooling and heating means your fermentation will maintain the perfect temperature from beginning to end, providing cooling during the vigorous active fermentation phase, and providing heat to maintain the set temp when yeast activity ramps down.

The custom-sewn jacket features dual-layer insulation, with an inner layer of closed-cell, fiber-free elastomeric thermal insulation and an additional layer of durable neoprene. This allows for exceptional cooling and heating efficiency, enabling the Uni Pro to maintain fermentation temperatures at up to 30°F below ambient temperature. Note that this is for fermentation temperatures and that the differential you can achieve goes down as the ambient temperature goes down. We will be releasing temperature curves in Spring 2021.

Flex Chamber - Trub Separator & Yeast Harvester
The pressurizable Flex Chamber attaches directly to the butterfly dump valve and can be used for removing trub, harvesting yeast, and many other tasks. Since it's made from crystal clear Triton, you'll be able to visually monitor fermentation activity just as you would with a sight glass. Ball lock adapters can be attached to the threaded ports on either side, allowing you to connect oxygenation or carbonation stones, or flush the Flex Chamber with CO2 and use it to inject hops or other ingredients into your conical. Also a great option for storing yeast! Simply attach a 2" T.C. end cap or PRV and store your harvested yeast in the fridge for your next fermentation.


Pressure Pack with Clear Float Technology
Adding pressure capability will allow you to ferment, carbonate, and even serve all in one vessel. The Pressure Pack features our unique Clear Float Technology racking tube that can be used for taking samples, transferring to keg, or serving finished beer. This innovative feature draws beer from the top down, which means you’re always pulling the clearest, most sediment-free beer possible. Using pressure to draw a sample from the floating dip tube will also eliminate the tiny bit of oxygen that would be injected into your beer every time the traditional sample valve is opened.

Pressure transferring from fermenter to keg is the best way to protect your beer from oxygen when it’s at its most vulnerable state. Kegging could be considered the final hurdle in the brewing process, where limiting oxygen exposure is critical. This could mean the difference between your beer tasting great for months or tasting great for a week. Don’t take any chances. Use the Pressure Pack to keg from the top down and leave sediment behind.

X1 Uni Conical Fermenters
The BrewBuilt X1 Uni was born of thousands of hours of research, contemplation, and development. The engineers and critical minds behind its realization scoured years of feedback from home and professional brewers alike to determine the ideal feature set of a stainless steel conical fermenter. And where standard features fell short, we pushed the boundaries into new territory never before seen on a premium conical fermenter. The end result is a unit purpose-built to advance your fermentation process, improve the quality of your finished beer, and look good doing it. This is the brewing sidekick that you’ll brag to your friends about.

We guarantee that you will love the fit and finish of our X1 Uni Conical. Made entirely of 304 stainless steel, the quality exceeds what has previously been done in brewing applications and approaches the level of pharmaceutical-grade finish. With flawless welds and a dazzling mirror-polish finish inside and out, the X1 Uni is easy to sanitize and even easier on the eyes. You’ll probably wanna snap a pic. #BrewBuilt

Extra Large 2” T.C. Dump Valve
Dry hop to your heart's desire. Try as they might, hopheads will have a hard time clogging this conical. With an oversized 2" bottom port, you’ll have all the clearance you need (and even more than some pro brewers) to drop out your dry hop additions with ease. The slick mirror-polish finish on the inside allows flocculating yeast to collect neatly at the bottom of the cone as they slide right down the smooth interior walls. The butterfly dump valve integrates perfectly with included Flex Chamber Trub Separator and Yeast Harvester.

Reinforced Four-Leg Foundation
There’s a common complaint seen in the feedback for other conicals on the market—the tippiness of three-legged units. Three legs may be fine when the fermenter is sitting still on an even surface, but users are often forced to purchase a bracing shelf for more stability if they add casters or leg extensions. A conical is only as worthy as it’s foundation, so BrewBuilt modeled the X1 after professional-level brewery tanks with a four-leg, reinforced base. This seemingly small design feature is more expensive to produce, but it's what makes the X1 conical exceedingly stable when compared to other models.  When you fill up your fermenter with delicious fresh wort, you want to trust the vessel that’s holding your latest creation. Brewers shouted from the mountaintop that they wanted stronger, sturdier legs right out of the box that don’t require an additional bracing shelf. The four-leg, welded-bar reinforced system is absolutely rock solid. This is an especially critical feature if you plan to add rolling casters so can easily glide the fermenter around your brewery. 

The reinforced four-leg design not only increased the stability and strength of the conical, it also allowed us to extend it upwards, thereby eliminating the need for extensions in almost every situation. An elbow, a sight glass, or the Flex Chamber can be mounted under the unit with room to spare.

Adjustable Feet
The X1 Uni comes standard with thread-in adjustable feet. If your home brewery has uneven flooring, you can quickly and easily level out the fermenter. The feet can be swapped out with our high-quality casters at any time.

Other Features You’ll Love:

  • Downward-facing Blowoff U Barb prevents blow off tubing from kinking and is much easier to remove and clean than a fixed stainless blow off
  • Internally etched volume markers in gallons and liters
  • Stainless steel lid clamp with single-piece molded silicone gasket
  • Optional Heavy-Duty Rolling Casters
  • Optional Pressure Fermentation Kit
X1 Uni Pro Conical Features:
  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • Mirror polish finish
  • Welded tri-clamp ports
  • Single-piece lid clamp
  • Pressure-ready with built-in 15 psi PRV
  • Internally etched volume markers
  • 110V / 15A Circuit Required

 

Size Overall Height (in.) Overall Width (in.)
7 gal 35 13
14 gal 37 17
27 gal 41.25 22

 

 

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I need to have the best. Right now, this is it.
Curtis T on Mar 26, 2021
Looks like the perfect fermenter!
Thomas McGraw on Mar 20, 2021
I need to have the best. Right now, this is it.
Curtis T on Mar 26, 2021
Peltier cooling on a pressure rated fermenter! Simplicity of cooling without glycol is worth replacing one of my other fermenters with it.
Daniel Kennedy on Mar 25, 2021
Looks like the perfect fermenter!
Thomas McGraw on Mar 20, 2021
Want what seems to be the best
Barry K on Mar 19, 2021
I currently have a temperature controlled chest freezer as a fermentation chamber. It tends to condensate moisture on the inside, so I'm constanly bleach cleaning it to avoid mold. This upgrade will allow me to 1) set the temp and forget it, which much more accurate fermentation temperature variable 2) produce carbed beer before kegging 3) eliminate siphoning to keg (pressure transfer), and therefore O2 risk 4) harvest my yeast. Plus a lot more. Happy Birthday to me!
Taylor H on Mar 12, 2021
Added to my collection 👍
John W on Feb 16, 2021
Poor impulse control
Benjamin M on Feb 11, 2021
Peltier cooling on a pressure rated fermenter! Simplicity of cooling without glycol is worth replacing one of my other fermenters with it.
Daniel Kennedy on Mar 25, 2021
Want what seems to be the best
Barry K on Mar 19, 2021
Could the 7 gallon heat to 90 degrees for Kveik fermentations? Where is the temp sensor port?
Karl Handelsman on Nov 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: had no issue going from 55 to 72.
Is the heat wrap incorporated into the insulation jacket rather than taped to the cone?
Steve Carper on Nov 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: taped to the cone
What is the recommended CIP ball for this unit?
christopher lake on Dec 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 1" or 4" flange CIP
What country are these products made and what country are the materials coming from?
Mario Ramirez on Feb 10, 2021
Can you ferment a 5 gal batch in the 14 gal fermenter? I brew 5 gal batches now but looking to upgrade in the future to 10 gal batches.
Michael G on Nov 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It is possible to ferment a five gallon batch inside this fermenter. The only downside is that the thermowell sits right above the 5 gallon mark, a little closer to 6 gallons. This means that a thermometer or temperature controller won't be able to accurately take the temperature of your fermenting wort. We would recommend brewing at least 6 gallons or brewing a stronger, concentrated wort then diluting in the fermenter with distilled water to get to a larger volume.
Is there a recommend carb stone?
William Grant on Jan 15, 2021
How high is the thermowell on the 7 gallon version?
William Grant on Dec 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The thermowell is approximately 21.03" from the bottom of the feet.
Will the Peltier system be able to crash cool a batch? how cold will it go assuming relativity normal ambient air temps? Thanks
Chris Dornbach on Apr 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The peltier system can cool up to 30 degrees below ambient temperatures especially with the insulating jacket on the fermenter.
What is the voltage and amperage of the peltier/s? Thank you.
Nathan Kraemer on Apr 13, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Temp control stopped working during first fermentation
I was excited to get this fermenter. A big part of the excitement was the built-in temperature control, which supposedly maintains a temperature within 1 degree of the set point. I brewed my first batch for this fermenter on March 27. The temp control worked beautifully for the first week and a half, maintaining a temperature within 1 degree of my set point of 63, but then the temperature started rising well above that, reaching 10 degrees above the set point on the day I was planning to cold crash. I gave the machine a rest overnight and then turned it back on and set the temperature to 33, but the temp never got back down anywhere close to 63, much less the cold crash temperature I had hoped for. I ended up transferring to a keg last night and tossing the keg in a kegerator to cold crash.

Although I have the fermenter in my garage and would expect the hotter temperatures in the summer to reduce the ability of the Peltier technology to cool the wort/beer, the temperatures in my garage have not gone above about 75.

I don't know if the temp control issue is a flaw in my specific fermenter or an overall design flaw that will affect all of these fermenters. I contacted Morebeer but have not heard back from them.

In addition to the temp control issue, there are a few other issues, albeit more minor: (1) the flex chamber is a great idea but not well thought out for this design. Because of the cross bars at the bottom of the legs, it is impossible to remove the chamber without tipping it at a sharp angle and, thus, spilling lots of trub juice all over the place. I'm sure I could figure out a workaround for this issue, but I wish they had thought this through better to make it more convenient to use. (2) the floating dip tube used for pressure transferring to a keg leaves a significant amount of beer behind. I did not measure the volume, but it was much more than I would prefer to leave in the fermenter.
April 8, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from MoreFlavor
We apologize for the issues you've experienced with our new fermenter. The cooling issues seem like a failed chip that likely affects just your fermenter. In my experience the chips last at least 3 years with most of mine surviving over 5 years so far even with hot summers in the garage. We apologize for this frustration and trouble. Our CS team is working diligently to get to your request and will be able to help you out with a replacement and a fix for this issue. Sorry for any delays and we thank you for your patience.
April 12, 2021
Malcolm MB
Response from MoreFlavor
We find with the flex chamber that sealing it with a TC endcap immediately after removing it will limit the mess and protect against infections. There will always be a little bit of a spill and some cleanup to do. The 7 gallon model you have is a little bit undersized for some of the accessories such as that flex chamber and also the floating dip tube. Since the fermenter is narrower and a higher percentage of the beer is in that lower cone it is harder to get all of the beer out. If you've dumped out most of your trub then it would be fair to rack out the remainder of the beer from the side racking arm or the dump valve on the bottom. We hope this can help you get all of your beer out of the fermenter in the best way possible. I personally like filling kegs from the dump valve after purging the trub since I feel it gets the most efficiency and my kegs will handle the rest of the settling. Your mileage may vary and it will depend on your personal preference. Hope this helps. Cheers!
April 12, 2021
Malcolm MB
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome product
My first impressions of my 7 gal Brewbuilt Uni Pro was WOW. This fermenter looks amazing! The quality is on point with fantastic welds and a mirror shine finnish. I haven’t done a fermentation with it yet but its coming in a few weeks. I have done a few test on it, to see how well it operates. First test was a pressure check. I was able to get it to 15.5 psi before the PRV opened and after it closed it held 15 PSI. So pressure test went as advertised. Next test was the cooling test. I set the ambient temperature in the room to 67 deg. I then set the fermenter controller to 37 deg and let it do its thing. After 48 hr it only got as low as 44.5 deg. Not to bad but not exactly the 30 deg drop that was advertised. Still plenty cold enough for what I need to do. On to the next test, heating. Ambient room temp the same and I was able to get it up to 77.4 deg in a 48 hr test. So all in all test went well and I will be able to ferment allot of different style beers. I wish it would get hotter so I could use some Kveik yeast. I’m sure when the time comes I will be able to figure something out to make that happen.



So the only issue I had when setting it up right out of the box was the 2” butterfly dump valve. When I installed it the handle would hit the legs and cross bar. I contacted MoreBeer and they 2 day FedEx me a new valve out that works perfect. Other than that, no issues.



I did add two 1.5” butterfly valves, one on the blow off port and one were the sample valve goes. I just think it will make it more versatile. Also put on the caster wheels, which was a must for me to help move it around in the brewery.



All in all I am very happy with my purchase and cant wait to put some wart in it.
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April 5, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First batch in the X1!
After a bit of a delay as we waited for a hold-out neoprene jacket, the conical is now filled and the little yeasties are doing their temperature controlled business to make some magic. Form and fit look great and I'll be back to update after a little time with X1. As of right now I'm super excited with my newest addition!
New school, shiny X1, older stainless conical and the oldest school plastic bucket.
Filling the conical - check out the shiny stainless!  Apologies for the bald guy in the reflection..
The new X1 Uni Pro 10 gallon conical in her fermenting corner.
Recirculating via my upgraded sparge arm.
Starting the brew day on the Tippy Dump system that used to belong to White Labs.
March 29, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 3 out of 5
A little small
While making a 12 gallon back of beer I discovered that the conical only holds 11G. I was told by MB that the 14 G is with the lid completely filled. This leaves very little head space for fermentation. I had to dump a couple gallons of beer. If you are making a DDH IPA you want a 12G base due to absorption by the hops.
Other than that, it has all the parts to create flexible configs. The temp control is keeping the beer at a steady temp. I am looking forward to see how well it cold crashes.
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March 25, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago