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Old 09-24-2010, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default 11 gallon Better Bottle?

I've been reading a lot about 10 gallon plus fermenting vessels. I don't have the coin for a conical.

I have a sanke I could use, but I'm not sure about cleaning it. I'm considering THIS.

I believe it's food safe as it is rated for "drinking glasses." Anyone else have good options for a larger fermenting vessel? Does Better bottle make a 10 gallon or larger fermenting vessel?

Many thanks.

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_33_464&products_id=1228 7&osCsid=db147a9c8647e57cb3b097478c8a39e9

Try the brew cube.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:23 AM   #3
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If I wanted to do larger batches I would use a 15 Gallon glass Demi-John http://www.midwestsupplies.com/15-gallon-glass-demi-john.html It seems all the larger plastic fermenters wreak of plastic, I wish better bottle would get around to making a larger vessel.

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Old 09-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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My dad used to make wine in the 15 gallon blue barrel you posted. It was a cherry wine recipe written on the back of a napkin his buddy gave it to him. Living on a dairy farm, we had a few of those laying around cause thats what iodine came in. You used the iodine to clean the cows udders before you milk them. The joke was, if you have a glass of that wine every day, you'd never get mastitis (few people will get that joke).

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Old 09-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #5
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hahaha "never get mastitis" classic!

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Old 09-24-2010, 11:55 AM   #6
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I ferment in sanke's, no worries cleaning them. I do a 2 day oxiclean soak with hot water, and if you're really paranoid you can fill them 1/4 the way up with water/oxi and put them on the burner for a few minutes.

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I am shocked someone picked up on the mastitis joke that quick.

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I am shocked someone picked up on the mastitis joke that quick.

I got it too.........
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I am shocked someone picked up on the mastitis joke that quick.
LOL - yeah, definitely a hoot (er).
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I have a 15-16 gallon version of the 'brew cube' posted earlier. I did a 7.5 gallon batch in it and I guess it worked out ok. The beer sucked because I couldn't keep that size fermenter cold during fermentation. Those brew cubes use a special cover and you need to treat them carefully. I wasn't able to get an air-tight seal either, maybe sme keg lube in the threads would help that.

Mine is this version with the angled opening. I can get 13 gallons in there with enough headroom to easily ferment.

http://www.lnt.com/product/11442-105304/vittles-vault-vittles-vault-stackable-food-containers.html

If I could get a demijohn cheap I would use that.

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