Conical Fermenter from China
There are a few companies in China that make fine looking Fermenters
Blichman ( type) valves and high polish
I can get a 50 liter unit for $375.00 USD
Great I was thinking till I called Fed Ex to see what shipping was.
That was disappointing. They want near a Grand to ship it.
I asked about ten units: $7876.32 right down to the penny.
I'll ask the manufacturer about shipping maybe they can do better.
If course If I'm the shipper stateside I will likely have to leave it with Customs for six months while they quarantine it for inspections and to make sure it's not carrying Asian insects etc. I looked into shipping exotic lumber from Borneo several years back and that was pretty much the SOP and the shipper pays for those six months of warehousing. However, if I un-crate and disassemble it they may let it in sooner. Customs has some discretion.
Here's a pix of the one I'm not likely to pay the Thousand dollars to ship here:http://s1002.photobucket.com/albums/af143/zydaco/?action=view¤t=fermenter2.jpg&newest=1
Mind you, I have no abandoned the idea.
I'm just deeply discouraged at the Fed Ex numbers.