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Old 10-01-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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Okay, most everyone uses glass carboys as a secondary. Some use the "better bottle" plastic carboys. Has anyone tried ceramics? I can get a tapped caramic vessel much more easily than a glass carboy (cheaper too). Has any one tried it?



 
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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Lot's of nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide...I'd pass.


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Old 10-01-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
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What type of ceramic? What are we talking about here?
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What type of ceramic? What are we talking about here?
They are large (5-7 gallon) ceramic pots, wide mouthed with a spigot near the bottom. The inside is unglazed. They are used by the bulk store down the street for holdind oil, soy sauce, vinegar etc.

I guess cleanning would be a major issue.

 
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That's was I was trying to say...
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Old 10-02-2005, 05:44 AM   #6
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The inside is unglazed.
I guess cleanning would be a major issue.
You have answered your own question! Heh.

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Old 10-03-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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No way. Unglazed ceramic is virtually a sponge. Even if you could get it clean, it would hold on to odors from batch to batch. Nope, just spend the $25 on a glass carboy.

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Old 10-10-2005, 12:35 AM   #8
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Unglazed is bad news for another reason, if there is any lead in the materal, the acid in the wort will leach it out.

 
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:50 PM   #9
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I agree with the porous surfaces being bad news. It would be unique, but how would you seal the top ? IMHO, you'd be better off with the carboy.



 
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