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Old 10-30-2009, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Is Plastic Bucket Brewing OK?

I would like to make a batch of mead, but my equipment (very limited) is all plastic.
Can I make mead in an all plactic environment?

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I hope so, as I've been doing it for 7 years.

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It is perfectly fine to conduct primary fermentation in a plastic bucket. For secondary fermentation or extended aging, since mead can be susceptible to oxidation, you might want to use either a special plastic carboy designed for the purpose (check out Better Bottles), or use a glass carboy. But for primary ferments, food grade plastic containers are fine.
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Just be careful not to scratch them up, making sanitizing difficult
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