Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > I Win! I've Found the World's Best Fermenter!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2009, 05:53 AM   #1
BrewOnBoard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 202
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default I Win! I've Found the World's Best Fermenter!

Check it out! Transparent food grade bucket with nice molded handles. All the benefits of a bucket with all the voyeurism of a better bottle. Just drill a hole in the top, add bung and add tap to the bottom if you're so inclined. And of course they come in all sizes. The one I have has markings to 22L but will actually hold approximately 24liters. The translucent one is #5 plastic BTW.

Cambro - 22 qt. Camwear Round Storage Container - #RFSCW22-135


I have this one, which is translucent and 1/2 as expensive as the one above. You could easily keep an eye on what's going on in the fermenter but it's not quiiite clear enough to look the little yeastie-beasties in the eye.

Cambro - 22 qt. Round Storage Container- Translucent - #RFS22PP-190

Not to take business away from our beloved brew shops but I bet this site has some other fun toys or ingredients for cool DIY projects.

Enjoy
BrewOnBoard

__________________
BrewOnBoard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 06:07 AM   #2
ben_j8mmin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 120
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

we need a clapping smiley. nice find
__________________
ben_j8mmin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 06:16 AM   #3
thataintchicken
The good ideas will survive.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
thataintchicken's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewiston, ID
Posts: 7,818
Liked 1261 Times on 1253 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I don't believe these are airtight.
At least the ones I use at work aren't.

still, if they work for you

__________________
Subtle is too confusing. Subtle only has it's place for aroma, flavor, and insult. Anyplace else, you lose. -GilaMinumBeer

Ginger, how long should I boil these crab legs for? I want them to fall off the bone just like Texas pork ribs. - Ace Club

I'm a meat hunter. - AZ_IPA

Their new commercial sounds lime the crazy fiat music.- Zuljin

Last edited by thataintchicken; 01-08-2009 at 06:20 AM.
thataintchicken is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 06:23 AM   #4
BrewOnBoard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 202
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thataintchicken View Post
I don't believe these are airtight.
At least the ones I use at work aren't.

still, if they work for you
You might be right. I'll check mine tomorrow using the baking soda and vinegar trick. If they aren't airtight then perhaps they don't need an airlock in the top after all. The lid has lots of overlap with the sides and snaps tight and if it isn't airtight it would let air out but I doubt any infection would come creeping in.

BoB
__________________
BrewOnBoard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 06:27 AM   #5
BarleyWater
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BarleyWater's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Armpit of Dallas (Irving), TX
Posts: 2,211
Liked 20 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

#1 and #2 are the safe plastics.

__________________

Fermenting: Nada
On Tap:Cran Wit, Dr Pepper Dubbel, Cascadian Pale Ale, Dark Chocolate Stout, Imperial Stout, Brown Mild, Schwarzbier
On Board: IIPA


www.franconiabrewing.com
BarleyWater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 06:40 AM   #6
Cheeto
Born again N00b
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cheeto's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 4,248
Liked 50 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default




the MLT to end all 10 gallon uber insulated with a drain !!!
__________________
Cheeto is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 08:08 AM   #7
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 163 Times on 149 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewOnBoard View Post
Check it out! Transparent food grade bucket with nice molded handles. All the benefits of a bucket with all the voyeurism of a better bottle. Just drill a hole in the top, add bung and add tap to the bottom if you're so inclined. And of course they come in all sizes. The one I have has markings to 22L but will actually hold approximately 24liters. The translucent one is #5 plastic BTW.

Cambro - 22 qt. Camwear Round Storage Container - #RFSCW22-135
It's not even 6 gallons and it's only $3 cheaper than a better bottle. Sorry to poop on your parade, but it may be the worlds worst fermenter.
__________________
wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 08:17 AM   #8
MoRoToRiUm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,413
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
Back when I worked as assistant cook between classes at the university dining hall, we had like 50+ of these we would use in catering halls and our off site catering all the time- didn't even think of these! Clamp pretty tight with a rubber gasket, and they're stackable too! Probably would upgrade the spigot...

*EDIT* HOLY $HIT THEY'RE EXPENSIVE!!! I should go make a visit, see if they have a spare or two... */EDIT*
__________________
Broken Face Brewery
Est. 2008

Last edited by MoRoToRiUm; 01-08-2009 at 08:19 AM.
MoRoToRiUm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 10:34 AM   #9
ScubaSteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScubaSteve's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Bern, NC
Posts: 3,674
Liked 61 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

I'd rather not add any negatives, but I gotta mention that drilling polycarbonate might crack it.

Really, buckets aren't that bad!

__________________
UNIBREW 5500 SINGLE VESSEL BREWERY
WOODEN SINGLE TIER
ScubaSteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #10
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,831
Liked 905 Times on 602 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

5.5 gallons is too small for a primary and there's a slight concern with BPA leeching with polycarbonate.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M 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
All-Grain - World's Best Oktoberfest KingBrianI European Amber Lager 141 07-13-2014 06:21 AM
found bug in fermenter BA_from_GA General Beer Discussion 8 08-09-2009 12:32 AM
The world's 10 most disgusting beers 9/9 Commercial Brew Discussion 15 06-02-2008 02:26 AM