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Old 06-21-2009, 05:19 PM   #211
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Where do you guys recommend getting 6 gal ones? 5 seems a little small to me since after fermentation is done your only going to get about 4.5 in the keg.
I think everyone is using the 5 gallonsones for storage anad cooling only... then placing it in a fermentor.

I bought mine, detailed in my threads and posts, at USPlastics. 6 gallons, $15.

 
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:23 PM   #212
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I'm not going to address the whys & wherefores of keeping the wort stored unfermented for that extended a period. I'll just say that flooding any empty space inside the storage container with CO2 sounds like a great idea.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:50 PM   #213
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I think everyone is using the 5 gallonsones for storage anad cooling only... then placing it in a fermentor.

I bought mine, detailed in my threads and posts, at USPlastics. 6 gallons, $15.
Yeah - I figured that, but even still, 5 gal of wort out of the kettle is going to come up pretty shy.

I will just stick with USP then - I thought I remember reading that they were on back order, but I can wait.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:58 PM   #214
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Last I heard the hangup was on the caps... and I think they should be in. Call em up, they are good folk.

 
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:04 PM   #215
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I just got notification today that the caps are back in stock. I'm putting my order back in again.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:08 PM   #216
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awesome, I will try and get some on order this week too - I would like to start doing 10 gal batches, put it in a couple cubes and ferment as needed
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:29 AM   #217
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Yeah - I figured that, but even still, 5 gal of wort out of the kettle is going to come up pretty shy.
Just FYI, when the 5 gallon container was filled to capacity and all gas expelled, it held closer to 5.5 gallons. The process worked out MUCH smoother than I was imagining, and even though at the time it seemed like I had a bit of gas still trapped inside, as it cooled it contracted down so that VERY little gas is left inside. Purging the container with CO2 is really not going to buy you much of anything except assuage fears of the "hot side aeration" demon who seems to lurk unseen
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:40 AM   #218
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Just a thought, but if I were planning on using the cube as a fermenter, couldn't I just unscrew the cap a little to allow CO2 to escape? Seems like it would work the same as tin foil, which is what I used on my last batch.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #219
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My order shipped last night, it should be here thursday. Pretty psyched, I'll be doing my westvleteren 12 and 8 clones this saturday in them no chill style.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:09 PM   #220
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Just a thought, but if I were planning on using the cube as a fermenter, couldn't I just unscrew the cap a little to allow CO2 to escape? Seems like it would work the same as tin foil, which is what I used on my last batch.
Seems sound. You could still use tin foil. But in either case, the wort needs to be aerated just prior to fermentation.

I placed an order with USP earlier in the week and plan to give the "no chill" thingy a go myself.

 
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