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Old 09-02-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default HDPE 2 - 13 Gallon Fermenter?

The listing's title reads "Beer Cooler Food Grade HDPE 2".

It appears to be a poor man's Big Mouth Bubbler, on crack.

Is there any reason I cant just drill a hole in the lid, throw a grommet in said hole, and insert my airlock. Would this not result in a stackable, 13 gallon, easy to clean, fermentation bucket?

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Old 09-02-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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The video on the auction is mesmerizing.

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i use one of those. drilled a hole and added a grommet for the airlock. I also added a better bottle racking arm/spigot. it works well.

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I use one as well.
Drilled a hole in the center of the top for a stopper/airlock.

Works great and does 10gals with ease, no blow off tube.

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Old 09-03-2014, 11:28 AM   #5
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I have a couple of these have been using them over 14 months now

I do 11 1/2 gallon batches in them with beer of 1.05X or below no need for blow off tube

get up over 1.06X I use a blow of tube in the beginning

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Sweet, thanks all, the video sold me but the validation is much appreciated!

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What size grommet do you use and where do you get it?

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you can use any size just drill the size hole you need

I used a #2 from northern brewer

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I have a few of these and have used them for years. I even modified the tops to work with tri-clamp fittings so I could use some of the other accessories I have, mainly for closed transfer.

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Does anyone know the original manufacturer, we may be able to source some that weren't previously filled with drugs (naproxen)

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