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Old 07-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default 55 gal food grade metal drum for fermenter

Can i use a food grade 55gal steel drum for a fermenter? It was used for welches grape juice

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Yes it can be done I have seen several nano breweries using them, you may want to be sure that you have the ability to temperature regulate it (walk-in or fermentation chamber)

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:37 AM   #3
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Absolutely. A neighbor friend of mine does that, works great. Just get one that has good seal on the bottom or it'll be a nightmare of a mess. Better yet, get one that is welded on (vs rolled).

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