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Old 07-02-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
Oct 2008
Aurora, CO
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Sorry I did not take pictures.

Since a pint of water always ways a pound, and there are 8 pints in a gallon a 6 gallon plastic fermenter plus the weight of the bucket will give you an easy way to measure and get up to 50 lbs of pressure for a hard cheese press.

This balances easily on a 3 lb. plastic press and follower. Set it on top and then fill.

Now I just need to wait for the stirred curd cheddar I made to age.

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Old 07-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
Jun 2009
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Nice! And you have my beer-brewing husband chuckling over here.

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Old 07-05-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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Hate to sound like a beer guy, but this would be a horrid waste of a prefectly good fermentor.

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Old 07-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #4
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He doesnt have to fill it with water.
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