Any hardware used for mashing, fermenting or aging.

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Post by *MoonShine* » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:04 pm

What do some of yall use to ferment in?

Right now I have 2 8gal buckets and I strip 2 buckets at a time.

It is kind of a hassel messing with 2 instead of 1 large one.

I would like to hear some of your ideas.

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Post by booger » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:21 pm

I'm currently using Demijohn's and racking into carboys (what I had from my beer brewing days) but I'm upgrading soon to a 20 gallon fermenter - something like this: http://www.homebrewit.com/aisle/p/5125
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Post by Big J » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:11 am

It is kind of a hassel messing with 2 instead of 1 large one.
I agree. I use a whole bunch of 25L buckets. But, after doing this for about a year, I wish I would have saved the money on all the buckets and bought one or two large food grade drums. Can get 80-220L food grade drums for decent prices here. Could probably find used ones too. I'm sure you could find them wherever you are as well.


PS- the buckets are good for doing small experiments of new ideas though.

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What do some of yall use to ferment in?

Post by birdwatcher » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:03 am

I use two 23 liter wine making jars plus an extra 4 liter bottle for top up. This gives me a total of 50 liters or about 11 gallons.


My sugar wash for ethanol is under the Tried and true recipes forum.

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Post by Grayson_Stewart » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:08 am

I use the 15 gallon white food grade containers that liquid malt extract was shipped to my local brew store in. Cut the tops out with a saber saw and have plenty of room to clean them out.

Just use a plastic garbage bag with a large rubber band or bungee chord to hold the bag on. No need to prick the bag with a pinhole, it will "burp" on it's own.
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Post by Uncle Remus » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:29 am

We got several different fermenters. My favourite is still the big ol' Rubbermaid plastic garbage cans. They're easy to work with and plenty big. You can make 60 litres of wash and still have room, so your not spilling if you need to move it around. We made covers for them out of plexiglass, but all you really need is a piece of plastic and poke a couple small holes in it. When most of the fermentation is finished and the grain (or whatever) has mostly settled, we rack it into glass carboys and let it finish up and clear some.
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Post by dutch@home » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:27 pm

i use a 10 liter mayonase bucket for a 8 l wash.
just starting this nice hobby. :D
potstill 15 l.
looking around for a 20 l. type.
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Post by Ky Ridgerunner » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:01 am

I'm using a food grade 18 gallon plastic barrel. Ring seal with a air lock. Great for big runs.
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I'm using a food grade 18 gallon plastic barrel. Ring seal with a air lock.
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