Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > DIY Bucket Fermenters
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
Tkelly32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 87
Default DIY Bucket Fermenters

So I am going to invest in some 5 gallon buckets and make my own fermenters. I know this has been done in the past, well I need to know what size holes to drill for an airlock or grommet/airlock to fit in and where to get grommet if not available at my lhbs, but I think it would be. Also if I chose to stick a universal carboy bung in it instead of the airlock, what size would I drill ?

__________________
Tkelly32 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
jfrans84
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 58
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I just ordered 5 fermenting buckets and replacement grommets from Midwest brewing supplies, and it says in the web site, the grommets, are for a 1/2" drilled hole. As far as a carboy bung to put in it, measure the top and the bottom and drill a hole size in between that. The bung is tapered so it should still seal as long as the hole is round.

__________________
jfrans84 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible cheap and large 30 gallon fermenters... Zamial Fermenters 64 08-18-2012 01:56 PM
Plastic conical fermenters weirrp Fermenters 3 01-05-2012 10:19 PM
My new fermenters....soon. Beermaker Fermenters 5 10-30-2009 01:35 PM
3.5 Gallon fermenters instead of 6.5 ? msa8967 Fermenters 5 06-10-2009 03:31 AM
arizona barrels as fermenters kappclark Fermenters 12 08-13-2007 04:16 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS