Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Ceramic Secondary
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
Catfish
Art by David Shrigley
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Catfish's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nishinomiya, Japan
Posts: 845
Liked 11 Times on 3 Posts

Default Ceramic Secondary

Okay, most everyone uses glass carboys as a secondary. Some use the "better bottle" plastic carboys. Has anyone tried ceramics? I can get a tapped caramic vessel much more easily than a glass carboy (cheaper too). Has any one tried it?

__________________
Catfish is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 84 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Lot's of nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide...I'd pass.

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
gibfried
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gibfried's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: OZARKS
Posts: 139
Default

What type of ceramic? What are we talking about here?

__________________
BEER: The Cause and Solution to all Life's Problems

Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Aging: Ugly Monk Belgium Abbey
Drinking: Heavenly Honey Wheat,Chocolate Stout, London Porter, Big Fat Fatty's Oatmeal Stout, Pete's Porter, California Not So Common, Ugly Monk Belgium Abbey, Maple Brown
Upcoming Brew: Bass Clone, Fosters (a light drink for those who think beer has to be light).
gibfried is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2005, 10:50 PM   #4
Catfish
Art by David Shrigley
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Catfish's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nishinomiya, Japan
Posts: 845
Liked 11 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gibfried
What type of ceramic? What are we talking about here?
They are large (5-7 gallon) ceramic pots, wide mouthed with a spigot near the bottom. The inside is unglazed. They are used by the bulk store down the street for holdind oil, soy sauce, vinegar etc.

I guess cleanning would be a major issue.
__________________
Catfish is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2005, 10:54 PM   #5
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 84 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

That's was I was trying to say...

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2005, 05:44 AM   #6
ctanner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by catfish
The inside is unglazed.
I guess cleanning would be a major issue.
You have answered your own question! Heh.

Cheers,
Chris
__________________
ctanner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-03-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
tnlandsailor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tnlandsailor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 525
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts

Default

No way. Unglazed ceramic is virtually a sponge. Even if you could get it clean, it would hold on to odors from batch to batch. Nope, just spend the $25 on a glass carboy.

Prosit!

__________________

Prosit!

Hands-On Brewing

Dennis Collins
Knoxville, TN
Innovative Homebrew Solutions
Home of the Hop Stopper!
www.ihomebrewsolutions.com

tnlandsailor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2005, 12:35 AM   #8
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 134 Times on 127 Posts

Default

Unglazed is bad news for another reason, if there is any lead in the materal, the acid in the wort will leach it out.

__________________
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2005, 07:50 PM   #9
sudsmonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sudsmonkey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Deepest, darkest Eastern NC
Posts: 1,281
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I agree with the porous surfaces being bad news. It would be unique, but how would you seal the top ? IMHO, you'd be better off with the carboy.

__________________
sudsmonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rogue 750 ml ceramic bottles IAbeer Bottling/Kegging 2 07-11-2009 05:52 PM
ceramic stovetop gone Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 03-06-2009 11:04 PM
Ceramic Crock applejack Mead Forum 1 02-28-2009 11:39 PM
Ceramic Cooktop? Phunhog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 09-18-2008 03:58 AM
How to cap old (really old) ceramic bottles loneoak Bottling/Kegging 5 03-22-2008 04:54 PM