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Old 07-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Just noticed some scratches in the walls of my plastic bucket style fermentor. How much does this raise the risk of infection? should i just toss it and replace or continue to use? burnt a hole in my grain bag so i'm going to the LHBS anyhow. never had any major infection issues.

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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From what I read, this absolutely raises the risk of infection. Given the low cost of buckets, I would personally replace it.
Check out the priming sugar calculator, yeast starter calculator, and the beer calorie calculator.

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