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Old 06-12-2014, 12:39 PM   #131
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I started a 5.5 gallon batch of hard cider last night in mine. The nice thing is that the BMB allowed me to put the hydrometer directly in there to check the OG. (I use two different hydrometers since they report slightly different values and average them. )

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:20 PM   #132
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I took advantage of Midwest's Buy One Get One Free Fathers day sale last weekend and mine arrived today. I cant wait to put my old glass Carboys on Craigslist and strictly use these. I already know cleanup is going to go so much easier and faster!

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Old 06-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #133
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I recently picked up a couple of these (I've had great success with the glass ones, but liked the idea of the ports being large enough for an autosiphon and wine thief).
The things are great. Easy to clean, smaller footprint, easy to take samples, etc. the harness is also unnecessary- I have them for the glass versions, but the plastic are easy enough to move sans harness.
I've fermented two batches in the 6.5gallon plastic so far, and both have under attenuated. Both are recipes I've made multiple times in the past and all of my processes were the same. Anyone think it may be due to the taller thinner design? Increased pressure? Decreased surface area? I'm scared to use it again.

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Old 06-20-2014, 04:58 PM   #134
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I recently picked up a couple of these (I've had great success with the glass ones, but liked the idea of the ports being large enough for an autosiphon and wine thief).
The things are great. Easy to clean, smaller footprint, easy to take samples, etc. the harness is also unnecessary- I have them for the glass versions, but the plastic are easy enough to move sans harness.
I've fermented two batches in the 6.5gallon plastic so far, and both have under attenuated. Both are recipes I've made multiple times in the past and all of my processes were the same. Anyone think it may be due to the taller thinner design? Increased pressure? Decreased surface area? I'm scared to use it again.
At these sizes and volumes, the minuscule change in pressure would have little effect on the yeast and attenuation.

I'd look more at temperature fluctuations and yeast health. Without knowing if your AG or extract, it makes no point to speculate on temp control of mash.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:36 PM   #135
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I recently picked up a couple of these (I've had great success with the glass ones, but liked the idea of the ports being large enough for an autosiphon and wine thief).
The things are great. Easy to clean, smaller footprint, easy to take samples, etc. the harness is also unnecessary- I have them for the glass versions, but the plastic are easy enough to move sans harness.
I've fermented two batches in the 6.5gallon plastic so far, and both have under attenuated. Both are recipes I've made multiple times in the past and all of my processes were the same. Anyone think it may be due to the taller thinner design? Increased pressure? Decreased surface area? I'm scared to use it again.
I can't imagine this is the reason for your issues. It sounds like something in your brew process.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:35 PM   #136
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got 5 batch done with those, no issue here...

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I got mine in the mail the other day and just finished calibrating it to see how accurate the side markings are. As Ronald Reagan used to say: "trust, but verify."

Well, 1 gallon came up dead even with the very bottom of the 1 gallon mark on the BMB. Each gallon thereafter came up a tiny bit lower against the mark than the gallon before it. 5 gallons fell about 3-4 millimeters below the bottom of the 5 gallon marking.

FWIW, I used 1000 ml and 10 ml graduated cylinders and a 1 ml pipette to calibrate so I'm pretty confident in my measurements.

Anyone else notice something similar?

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I'd look more at temperature fluctuations and yeast health. Without knowing if your AG or extract, it makes no point to speculate on temp control of mash.

I brew all grain. The most recent batch was 90% pale 2row, 7% light munich, 2% crystal 40, and 1% honey malt. Mashed at 148 for 65 minutes, mash out for 10 minutes at 168. Pitched a very healthy (yeast was about 1 week from packaging) starter of 1272 at 64 degrees and I allowed to free rise to 68. OG 1.064, FG 1.018. It's actually about average attenuation for the yeast, but this beer usually finishes at 1.011-1.013. It was the same thing with the other batch. Attenuation about average, but I generally get several points lower.



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Old 09-05-2014, 03:26 PM   #139
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I just used a plastic 6.5 gallon Big Mouth Bubbler that I bought from Northern Brewer. I was a bit surprised that the lid didn't have any kind of gasket so I went online and saw that they sell do sell gaskets. After contacting NB customer support they informed me that the gaskets are only for the glass versions and not the plastic ones. I just wanted to relay that information.

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