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Old 08-24-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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The other night while enjoying a few homebrews and pretzels, I looked at the bottom of the pretzel container and found that it is made of PETE plastic. I got to thinking that I may be able to use it as a primary for small batches, 2.5 or 3 gallons if it will hold that much. Of course I would have to drill a hole in the lid for a airlock. Can anyone think of a reason to not do this?

The container looks similar to this...


 
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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Is there cardboard under the lid? Probably easy to remove if so.

 
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
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Don't remember seeing any cardboard, but I will check later on.

 
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:53 PM   #4
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Nice find, should work quite well. If you screw the lid on loosely the gas should be able to escape around the threads serving as an airlock.
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just keep it out of the light as usual. Give it a shot.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #6
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Nice find, should work quite well. If you screw the lid on loosely the gas should be able to escape around the threads serving as an airlock.
Good idea. I'm all about the K.I.S.S. method.

 
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:40 PM   #7
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Pretty close to the Mr. Beer fermenter. Welcome to MR.BEER® - Beer Fermenter (2 GAL)

 
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:28 PM   #8
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built in beer snacks!

 
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:51 PM   #9
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I use the same thing at home for 1 gallon batches. Like said before keep put the sun and you'll be fine.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:05 PM   #10
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I figured for $5, I get pretzels and a perfect primary for test batches. I've been considering moving into all grain and I think starting out with a few small batches is the way to go. Plus, I don't have the equipment to do 5 gallon all grain batches, but I can do 3 gallons.

 
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