It has been a long time since I posted here, so I thought it was time for an update.

This is the same fermenter as in previous posts with a few updates.  I added a thermowell to monitor temperatures as well as provide feedback for temp control system.  Added a simple aquarium heater as well as a stainless chiller coil.

The purge valve was added to allow co2 to back fill the head space during hop or flavor additions.  It also allows purging the headspace when dumping trub through the new bottom valve and catch cup.

view of the thermowell and chiller coil ports.

View of the chiller coil, heater and purge valve tube.

view of the bottom valve and catch cup.  both items removable via 1.5" TC connectors.