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Old 08-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #11
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I prefer glass and stainless steel.
Others prefer plastic buckets.

With enough Starsan/Iodophor you can ferment in a kangaroo's pouch.
"Guys, there's no activity in the airlock of this kangaroo's pouch. did I do something wrong?"



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Old 08-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #12
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"Guys, there's no activity in the airlock of this kangaroo's pouch. did I do something wrong?"

The mental image I got from this was all too precious!


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Old 08-19-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
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Amanda I had to put that in my signature line. Too funny!
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Very few people give any real credence to the whole glass vs plastic idiocy. Most of us laugh when we hear those arguments bandied about. It's usually from the extremely noobish, and/or unscrupulous (or just plain ignorant) LHBS people trying to pimp an expensive glass carboy to the unsuspecting, rather than a cheaper (and just as fine) better bottle or plastic bucket.

The yeast don't care what they do their job in....In reality a fermenter is a fermenter is a fermenter.....glass, plastic, carboy, bucket, jerry can, keg, milk jug, ceramic crock, glass hurricane jar, stainless steel or plastic conicals, pet food storage vessels (vittle vaults), HD or Lowe's buckets, frosting buckets, water jugs, the old Mr Beer jug...All of those and anything you can think of, all work perfectly fine, and have been used by hundreds if not thousands of brewers...

No one type is better or worse than any other...good beer or crappy beer can be made in all of them, dependant onthe brewer, NOT what it's fermented in...

It's really just a matter of preference, nothing more....

It really isn't rocket science, it's really about using what works for you.

It won't have an "impact" on the beer one bit.
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I used buckets, and they worked, but they started to get stinky even with regular cleaning and sanitizing, so I got a carboy and I like to be able to look inside of it. It's pretty neat.
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I used buckets, and they worked, but they started to get stinky even with regular cleaning and sanitizing, so I got a carboy and I like to be able to look inside of it. It's pretty neat.
Let me guess, they started smelling like... Beer.
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My kit kit came with a glass 5 gal carboy and plastic bottling bucket. I soon after my first batch bought a 6.5 bucket fermenter. The bucket is now my number one fermentor. Its nice to have the glass carboy as a secondary "although i hardly use it". This is coming from a one batch at a time brewer. Come winter i may just make use of that glass carboy for longer fermentation of big brews.
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Let me guess, they started smelling like... Beer.
Which doesn't affect the next batch, and is easily gotten rid of by leaving the bucket in the sun for a couple hours.
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Let me guess, they started smelling like... Beer.
Exactly
No the heat from the garage made them smell like... Musty almost
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I always use glass because I like to watch the beer ferment. I can sit and watch it for hours. lol


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