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Old 11-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default SS Stainless Bucket fermenter - ?

I think these look interesting, but curious about the valve/spigot on it.

*Is it all SS, or are parts of it plastic?
*Can it be taken apart easily for cleaning/sanitizing?
*Is it good quality?

Any thoughts from someone who has one/has used one would be great. Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like it is possibly on the cheap side (the spigot part). The rest looks great. But, I would be kind of leery if I could not easily and completely clean and sanitize that portion of the fermenter.

http://www.ssbrewtech.com/products/brewbucket

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Bump....

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Without a pic or a name it's kind of impossible to know what you are even talking about. Help us help you.

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Old 11-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Without a pic or a name it's kind of impossible to know what you are even talking about. Help us help you.
He's referring to this http://www.ssbrewtech.com/products/brewbucket
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
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yep -sorry - I guess with the discussion on the SSbrewtech Chronicle fermenter, I thought people would know - my bad. Thanks Dr. M

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Looks like it's all stainless other than some gaskets and possibly the handle on the valve maybe being plastic or some kind of painted metal. For those of us that ferment in chest freezers though, getting it up out of that thing to transfer may be a pain. The unit weighs about 10 lbs. With 5 gal of water weighing somewhere around 40 lbs, that's 50+ lbs to lift out.

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They look pretty great, honestly. The ball valve looks a bit cheap and it's a shame that there's not a valve straight out the bottom to dump trub (one of the primary benefits of a conical bottom, IMHO), but stainless and the large accessible open top makes cleaning, dry hopping, and transfers to the keg a BREEZE.

The only downside is when you factor in capacity and then compare it to a sankey keg fermenter which is dish bottomed, stainless and 15 gallons in capacity. -A keg with a bottom drain tri clamp welded in is a pretty badass 15 gallon fermenter, honestly; especially when cost is factored in.


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Old 11-20-2013, 11:45 PM   #8
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Only one thing is for certain. It's of Chinese origins.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #9
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What's the dead give away that it is from China?

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Mainly an assumption. Certainly nothing is certain if that makes sense to you at all?

The stock gets "shipped in" not manufactured.
They ship out of California.
The long lead times on production.
The price.
They do not say Made in the USA.
There is also this quote from their webpage:
[quote/] A quick scan of public domain US customs data will bare that out, and it is no secret that 99% of the home brewing hardware out in the market today is made overseas somewhere. Our Team of course is exploring options for Made in USA products, but it will be some time yet before we put that together, and most likely those products would be positioned as a very premium or limited edition line. [/quote]

Is this really your first post since 2008?

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