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Old 03-09-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hi, I was going to make some fermenters and am having some trouble getting big enough buckets here in juneau alaska. Has anyone tried making fermenters out of plastic totes. I think If I can get one with a lid that seals on tight it might work pretty good. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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The type of totes you find may not be food safe and could lead to leaching some nasty tastes into your brews. Have you looked at Winpacks?

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What kinda tote?

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If you a referring to totes like those large rubbermaid totes, I think the concern might be the strength of the walls. Also I'm not sure if any (regardless of brand) are food safe. You could look for a local restaurant that might be willing to give you some empty pickle buckets. I've also heard of people using 5 gallon buckets from home depot or lowes

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I can get 5 gallon buckets but was hoping to get 6 or 7 gallon. Yes I was talking about something like a rubbermaid tote.

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Try Cambro food storage containers, they will work perfectly for your needs.

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The type of totes you find may not be food safe and could lead to leaching some nasty tastes into your brews. Have you looked at Winpacks?
No I have not looked at winpacks, what are they?
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Stay away from Homer buckets.

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Try Cambro food storage containers, they will work perfectly for your needs.
whats the biggest cambro container I can get?
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I don't think the Cambro units are cost effective.

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