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Old 01-22-2014, 02:01 AM   #11
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"Dangerous level" is what concerns me. My idea of dangerous is usually different from what regulations require! Lol. Do you have a decently affordable option otherwise?
Standard sanke 15.5 gallon kegs and standard 5 or 10 or 15 gallon cornelius kegs make good fermenters if you want stainless. A standard sanke keg typically costs between $50 and $100. Corny kegs of 5.5 gallon size are usually $30-$40 - but sizes that are not standard "soda" size can be pretty expensive (into the range you said you don't want to pay.)

Sanke keg accessories can be had at HBT vendors like Brewers Hardware (tri-clamp, therowell, dip tupe assembly.)
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:55 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone. It's ok that these are plastic? Everything that I read said to not use plastic. Thx.
I use a food grade plastic bucket fermenter all the time, but if you'd rather use glass (I use glass carbouys for secondary/tertiary) then your choices are a little more limited. 1, 3, 5, 6, 6.5 & 15 gallon sizes are available in glass, but they'll cost you more.
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/15-ga...demi-john.html
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Good point Gratus, glass is another option. Typically you can pick up 5-6.5 gallon glass fermenters on craigslist pretty inexpensively (all those kits sold to people who try but don't continue home brewing.)

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Old 01-22-2014, 07:46 PM   #14
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One of the most common fermentation vessels are Rubbermaid Brutes.
Conveniently, they are available at most Home Depot and Lowes.
They come in various sizes including 32 and 44 gallon (and smaller) and are National Sanitation Foundation approved and stamped with the NSF logo and food safe. The 32 gal's about $30.

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