These things, honestly, look like glorified garbage cans, but I'm thinking about using one for a big, 15 gallon batch i'm doing with friends. Most of them don't even come with lids and I haven't seen one yet that comes with a hole for the airlock. They're supposedly mostly used for wine - anyone ever used one of these? Are they as safe or as good as any other fermenter?
Pros? Cons? Issues we may run into?
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