Originally Posted by EdWort
I saw the article in BYO where the guy was using the BRUTE trash can for a fermenter. He failed to mention how he gets his beer out once it is done.
You would have to elevate it above keg level whatever you do. I would put the spigot about 1.5 inches above the bottom.
The liquid levels are what matter when siphoning. So while it is fuller, transfers to kegs shouldn't be a problem. It's when the Brute liquid level is low - it will stop flowing when the other vessel has the same liquid height.
I know I'm coming late to this thread - how did you fill the Brute? Put it in place and then fill it? Imagine it was FREAKIN' heavy.
Peristaltic pumps on ebay(used) go for less than march pumps. They self prime and can pull everything out of your fermenter. No lifting for you.