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Old 01-28-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Primary bucket... Quebec style!

I wonder if Quebecers are the only ones doing this, cause it seems to be the general way of doing it around here, maybe we are distant parents with Rednecks?

I sometimes wonder, i have caught several treads in here complaining about the primary buckets lids being hard to manipulate and such, and it might be what got this "fashion" going here, what we do here is simply use a clean new garbage bag and use a little rope with an elastic as a retainer, this way the co2 can still get out and it's still safe to prevent infections (i never got anything turning weird in two years using this method).

Do some of you do it this way as well?

here is a pic of what i am trying to say here:




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Old 01-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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Hey, why not? If it works, don't change it.

Do you sanitize the lid (bag) before you bungee it on? Probably not a bad idea.

I myself am very new to brewing but in my short (almost not existent) time involved in brewing I have not seen this.

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Old 01-28-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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I know good sense would dictate to sanitize the bag, but i never did and so far not a sign of infection yet.

the bags being new and mechanically processed, out of the machine they get packet, so they are not supposed to have been handled by human hands.

But hey, i know one day i may regret not having sanitized em...

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:02 PM   #4
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I know the processing of food grade bags, paper towels, etc. effectively sanitized them. I'm not sure about garbage bags. I'm sure it's fine.

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Open fermentation (no lid) is not as rare as you might think.

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I don't snap shut that silly lid on bucket fermenters. I just place it over top. I don't use airlocks on carboys, either. Just some aluminum foil.

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It must be a French-Canadian sort of thing because in Nova Scotia we use lids haha, although I don't know any Acadian brewers!

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It must be a French-Canadian sort of thing because in Nova Scotia we use lids haha, although I don't know any Acadian brewers!
Must be!

When i originally bought my primary bucket at the LHBS the guy took the lid of it and told me i didnt need it and offered to give me a rebate on the primary kit, and showed me this method in his backstore, he told me, you can buy it if you want, but you'll soon want to throw the damn thing across the street because they are a pain to remove from the bucket.

He then told me, nobody uses them around here anyways, and i thought the only one who was doing that was my neighbor who taught me all the basics.


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Open fermentation (no lid) is not as rare as you might think.
No lid at all?
Interesting... and nothing bad gets in?
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Open fermentation (no lid) is not as rare as you might think.

I noticed that, i watched a documentary a while back where a brewery used an open fermentation for one of the beers..
Trying to remember what style of beer it was.. I want to say it was a dubbel..

I like the idea with the bag over the bucket.. i am a firm believer in experimenting and doing things your own way when homebrewing.
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impetus, i just searched the forums in here and found a tread about open fermentation, it is interesting indeed:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/open-fermentation-51695/



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