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jrubins 01-09-2013 09:46 PM

milk jugs as small fermenters?
 
Hi all, we go through a lot of mill around my house, so I was thinking of something to do with all of em. Could I stick a stopper on the top of one and use it as a small fermenter for experimentation?

Thanks
JR

swackattack 01-09-2013 09:49 PM

Yeast don't care about shape

Red_Scooter 01-09-2013 09:52 PM

A #6.5 Drilled Stopper and airlock is what you want. I've done it with cider, worked good.

jrubins 01-09-2013 11:52 PM

Cool, thanks for the validation :)

urbanmyth 01-09-2013 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swackattack (Post 4766990)
Yeast don't care about shape

Not true. Yeast care quite a bit about shape.

swackattack 01-10-2013 12:11 AM

That's quite debatable on a one gallon scale.

urbanmyth 01-10-2013 12:27 AM

Give me a gallon fermenter the shape of a drinking straw and one the shape of a saucer and I will end the debate.

swackattack 01-10-2013 12:36 AM

Well that's an asinine analogy. In commonly found fermenters on the homebrew scale shape makes no matter whether it be a vittle vault, bucket, carboy, wine jug or conical I challenge you to taste a difference.


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