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Old 07-20-2014, 03:01 AM   #1
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Yeah, the 15 gallon ones. Found 6 for sale at an unbelievable price. Anyone use them? I think I'll buy them keeping a few for myself and donating the rest to the brew club. I know you can't or at least shouldn't try moving them when full. Any other tricks to know for fermenting with them? I've always fermented in glass so I'm very careful about handling fermenters.


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"Acid" type Demijohns?

Post up a pic, they should be interesting to see!

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Good question, not sure. Will post a pic tonight.


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They are cool!

I can't use them, as they are way too big and heavy for me, and my setup requires moving the fermenter to rack, but I love the look of them especially for wine. I keep saying, "Someday, when I get old, I'm going to get a wine pump" but I keep pushing back the date of "old".

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I picked them up last night along with literally a truck load of other equipment and boxes upon boxes of new bottles. Don't need the bottles so I'll give them away. I feel guilty getting all that stuff for what I paid. Brand new V Vessel, floor corker, propane burner, 4 six gallon carboys, and on and on.

I'm thinking I'll use the demijohns for bulk aging sour ales and meads.


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Here are a couple pics. Two are clear, the rest are green. How do I tell if they're acid?

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Usually, the "acid" type had some decent "ribs" cast in for reinforcement, and to help with the rough treatment they sometimes received in handling.

Those are nice!

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Got it. No ribs on these, I do have carboys like that though.


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