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Old 09-01-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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Anyone done this? I'm looking for a cost effective way of brewing this year's cider and thought this may be the way forward.

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Old 09-02-2010, 12:52 AM   #2
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I don't know about this one... Those garden-type accessories are always accompanied with strange smells which might affect your cider. I'd also be worred about the acidity of the cider with whatever plastic they are using.

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Old 09-02-2010, 11:39 PM   #3
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These are my concerns. In that case, can anyone recommend a cheap storage container to brew fairly large amounts?

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I'm not sure, around here we have 32L food grade plastic carboys for 20 bucks.

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I don't use them for brewing (Fish pond filters) But i got five 55gallon food safe barrels for free from a nearby coca cola plant. They are used to store flavoured syrup.

All I did to get these was call them and ask them nicely. I had to pick them up myself of course, but maybe there is a similar kind of place near you that might use these?

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