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Evets 07-05-2008 05:41 PM

The Flea Market Gods Have Smiled Upon Me
Ran across these at a local flea market. 10g stainless milk cans, made by Firestone. At 20 bucks each, I figure they gotta be good for something.



EdWort 07-05-2008 05:42 PM

Awesome primary fermenters if you ask me. Sweet deal!

beerthirty 07-05-2008 05:47 PM

they look link new 6-8 gallon fermenters to me :). they would conduct heat well in the fermentation chamber to keep the beer cooler. and no blow off tube required with all that head space. easy to sanitize. Nice score. I just picked up 6- 6 gallon Italian carboys/with stoppers and airlocks for $100, but I think I like your deal better.

Bigpete9000 07-05-2008 06:16 PM

You can make milk can distillers out of them.

eschatz 07-05-2008 06:54 PM

ohhh distillers

CatchinZs 07-06-2008 03:14 AM

That is a very cool find. I never thought about SS milk cans as fermenters. Great idea.

Evets 07-06-2008 03:26 AM

Actually, if I add a ball valve, these would make a nice 10g kettle. They're the same gauge as a keggle, I believe.

Ryan_PA 07-07-2008 08:47 PM

Which flea market? Did they have more?

chrisknight 07-07-2008 10:00 PM

Wow... Hell of a find there. I would weld a 304SS coupler in the bottom, pop a hole in the top for an airlock & ferment away.

Evets 07-08-2008 01:49 AM


Originally Posted by Ryan_PA (Post 742606)
Which flea market? Did they have more?

Shupps Grove in Adamstown. No, they only had the four. I might not keep them all.

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