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Old 05-17-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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I'm about to start a 1 gallon batch of dandelion wine. I've got a 4 liter wine jug to use as a secondary but nothing to use as primary. I can't use a carboy or anything because there's now way to cram a cheesecloth full of dandelions and fruit into it.


I was just thinking of using my 3 gallon boiling pot for a primary fermenter seeing as how the recipe only calls for it to be in there for 3 days. (You boil your water, added dandelion heads and sugar, allow to cool, add some fruit juice and such and let it set for three days, then transfer to a secondary).


Nothing from the metal could leech into my brew could it? It' a cheapo pot but it's supposed to be stainless steel so that's inert right? Anything wrong with my theory?

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Old 05-17-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure the large conical fermenters are made of Stainless Steel.

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Old 05-17-2008, 07:29 PM   #3
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That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks.

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and lots of guys use corny kegs converted to work as fermentors.

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Hi,
Stainless steel is fine - you don't have anything to worry about.

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I use my 3 gal pot left over from my extract days as a primary fermentor with "experimental" wines all the time. No problems at all! I am going to do a dandelion wine as soon as my mango wine is ready to move into glass.

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I ferment in stainless exclusively. I use old Sankey kegs. They are nice because I can transfer the beer with CO2 and don't need to worry about oxidation. Stainless rocks.

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Where did you get the transfer connections on that? I am wanting to switch to a sankey to ferment in and that connection is great
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:20 PM   #9
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Industrial wine making relies on stainless steel fermenters, so do not worry unless you know that the vessel was used in the past to store strong acid or so on ( this could have produced some toxic corrosion product).

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Where did you get the transfer connections on that? I am wanting to switch to a sankey to ferment in and that connection is great

+1 that thing is sweet!
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