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Old 06-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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I’ve been brewing a few smaller 1.5 gallon experimental batches in 2 gallon buckets and control the fermentation temperature in 1.8 Cubic Foot NuCool refrigerators with great success. As I look inside the little fridges I can’t help but notice a bunch of room not filled with beer. I have usable inside dimensions of 13”W x 15”H x 10”D, I’m assuming I’ll need a short airlock and a rectangular fermenter if I’m going to get a full five gallons to come out of the fermenter.

Any ideas on rectangular plastic fermenters?



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Old 06-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Vittle Vault might have a size that fits.

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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There is a Vittle Vault 15 and a Vittle Vault 30, I'm almost looking for a Vittle Vault 20 or 25. I may look at "adjusting" the mini fridge to see if I can make more room.

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Corners are hard to clean

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:39 PM   #5
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I'll add rounded corners to the wish list...

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After removing the molding on the door the new dimensions are 12"W x 16"H x 12"D

After Uline and US Plastics, what are some places to look for rounded corner fermenters?

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So far I've found a few options:

Option #1 - Ideal dimensions, but a but steep in the price cateory. $144 for the container and lid combo, but ideal dimensions.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=31777&catid=712

Option #2 - A little wider than I was looking for, but I think I can carve a little bit out of the door insulation to make it work. Just under $18 for the bucket and lid combo, minimum order 1 piece.
http://www.containerandpackaging.com/item.asp?item=P106

Option #3 - With this one I would shave down the sides of the inside fridge that hold up the removable shelf. Under $15 for the bucket and lid, need to buy a 6 pack.
http://www.bayteccontainers.com/6-5-gal-square-ez-stor-pail-w-handle.html

Any ideas where I might be able to source these locally in Minnesota?

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if you know someone that works in a biology lab you can score these for free:
https://www.vwrsp.com/programs/chemicals/bdh/page.cgi?tmpl=usp_purified_water

Not sure on the exact dimensions, it'll be close though. I can check tomorrow.

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if you know someone that works in a biology lab you can score these for free:
https://www.vwrsp.com/programs/chemicals/bdh/page.cgi?tmpl=usp_purified_water

Not sure on the exact dimensions, it'll be close though. I can check tomorrow.
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@Outside92129 I've got a friend who works at one of the labs over here at the University of Minnesota. She will hook me up.

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