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Old 08-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #11
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For transferring from the chiller to sanke I use this set up. Threaded hose barb to 1/2" female to TC 2". Then i just stick a hose on it and into a bucket for a blow off.


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Old 08-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #12
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I have no issues with plastic. But a 6.5 gal bucket with lid here is $16 bux, so 2 for a 10 gal batch is $32. I had the sanke so it was free. I used the rubber stopper and air lock method. It was nice not to have to divide the batch between two fermenters I will report back on how cleaning it goes.

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If cheap is what your after you can get three 6 gallon buckets for $24, I've done it like that for years. I don't want to get into a debate about plastic vs. stainless but obviously stainless is always going to be more expensive. Compared to other 10 gallon stainless fermenter options using a Sanke and the stainless kit is pretty inexpensive, especially if you already have a Sanke.


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Old 08-13-2012, 11:46 PM   #13
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I used the rubber stopper and air lock method.
I think it will work fine.

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It was nice not to have to divide the batch between two fermenters.
I totaly agree.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:45 PM   #14
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I use these for ma 10 gallon batches. They fit iin the fermenter (chest freezer) and I dont use air locks, never had a problem and the atmosphere in the fermenter would kill a canary
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I honestly don't understand the big fascination with stainless fermenters and clamps on this board... maybe it has to do with everyone calling their garage setups a "brewery" despite being non-commercial.
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I honestly don't understand the big fascination with stainless fermenters and clamps on this board... maybe it has to do with everyone calling their garage setups a "brewery" despite being non-commercial.
Maybe I'm missing something here

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I love my buckets, I just wish they made 15 gallon ones.
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I love my buckets, I just wish they made 15 gallon ones.
I see these for sale around me fairly often, usually for less than $20:
http://www.containerandpackaging.com/item/D032

I believe some HBS get their bulk LME in containers like this. You could always ask around.
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Those ARE the EXACT fermenters I want. People use them for maple syrup up here. I have stopped at three strangers houses asking where they got them because shipping on them is probitively expensive. They all just say they got them here and there or can't remember. AND they won't sell them.
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Those ARE the EXACT fermenters I want. People use them for maple syrup up here. I have stopped at three strangers houses asking where they got them because shipping on them is probitively expensive. They all just say they got them here and there or can't remember. AND they won't sell them.
Bummer. The soda bottlers here sell their used HDPE barrels pretty cheap, and have sizes ranging from 15 gal to 65 gal. There's also a couple guys on craigslist that sell them here. And as mentioned, LME comes in them, so homebrew shops often sell them when they're empty too. The 15 gal size usually go for $10-15 each here.


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