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Old 10-03-2006, 04:07 PM   #11
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DO you have a conical? Great idea, that would make life esier in the future.
No conical, I'm doing it on the cheap.

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Sweet! How bout a picture?
I need to find a 12 gallon bucket that I can use as a primary. 10 gallon batches would be great!
You can see it in this picture (It's the big plastic one).
This one is better. BTW I checked my records, and it is actually 16.5 gallons. This would also be considered open fermentation as well.

You could probably get away with a 12 gallon fermenting bucket. I think you are better off getting a more consistent batch if you use a single primary fermentation device. You don't have to fool around with splitting the your yeast starter equally between buckets, etc...

Crosby and Baker sells them, so check with your LHBS.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:21 PM   #12
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How cool is your basement? You dont need any extra equipment for keeping it cool?

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:04 AM   #13
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As long as you have some fermentation going on don't worry about it. It may take a few more days to ferment out then the one that blasted off in 6 hours.

Consider getting yourself a primary fermenter that will hold at least 10 gallons for your primary fermentation. I have a 17 gallon primary that work like a charm every time.

Pastic Mart http://www.plastic-mart.com/

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:11 AM   #14
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The only thing that is really bothering me, is that this is for my best friend's little brothers wedding. So I dont want to have one really good beer, then one so-so batch. Maybe everyone will get drunk off the first keg, then not notice the second.
As you said, serve the better beer first. By the time you serve the lesser beer, no one will notice.
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:27 AM   #15
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Actually, the one that took a little longer picked up again in the secondary. And I....uh.....please don't tell anyone, but I busted out with the *cough* hydrometer *cough*

They both taste and have the same FG now. Problem solved


I feel so used and dirty. I used a hydrometer

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Old 10-18-2006, 03:24 AM   #16
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I had a similar problem when I split my 10 gallon IPA into 2 fermenters. I think they didn't end up with the same amount of sugars in each one. I think next time I will go back and forth a few times when filling the 2 fermenters.

They both fermented though, although somewhat differently, so I never got so desperate as to get a hydrometer out.

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They both fermented though, although somewhat differently, so I never got so desperate as to get a hydrometer out.
Yea sure, rub it in. thanks guy
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Hey Blaze, how long have you been using these as fermentors and are they food grade? After reading this thread I've decided I want to ferment one ten gal. batch together without splitting, but I cannot find the size fermentor that I want (about 12 gallons). How many gallons do you do in that 30 gal fermentor?

Too many questions, but I can't see spending the money until I'm sure of what I want.

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Hey Blaze, how long have you been using these as fermentors and are they food grade? After reading this thread I've decided I want to ferment one ten gal. batch together without splitting, but I cannot find the size fermentor that I want (about 12 gallons). How many gallons do you do in that 30 gal fermentor?

Too many questions, but I can't see spending the money until I'm sure of what I want.

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Yes they are food grade, never had any problems with any bad bugs in my beer. I do 20 gallon batches in them. I think they have smaller ones in the 15 gallon size.......
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