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Old 02-09-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Clear fermenting bucket

Several people were interested in this bucket that I posted in the latest "bucket vs. carboy" thread. I just got the info for the manufacturers website from my lhbs and thought I would make a new thread so that it wouldn't get buried in the other one and more people could check it out.

*****Before you post, please understand that this is not a "bucket vs. carboy" thread. Lets please keep it that way. I have and use both. I am only posting the info for those who are interested.

Here is the site: http://www.winemakeri.com/Clear_Pail_p/16201.htm

It comes in either 30 or 32 litters, it has the measurements marked on the side, is clear enough to see fermentation, and also has a lid designed to work without an airlock. Yes, it does have handles!

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The "ClearBrew™ Ergopac Clear Pail" is a revolutionary primary fermenter. It has molded handles for safe handling, graduation scale on the side for volume indication. Unlike traditional fermenters, the cover can be closed tightly and CO2 gas will escape, elimination the need for a bung and airlock.

Here is also a picture of one of mine. I have three and absolutely love them.


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Old 02-09-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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thanks for posting. question, are the markings in metric or us standard?


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thanks for posting. question, are the markings in metric or us standard?
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Looks like something I'd like to try. The trick is to remember to keep it in the dark.
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Looks like something I'd like to try. The trick is to remember to keep it in the dark.
Yeah, my fermenters are kept in a cabinet in my basement. I also cover them but that doesn't make for a very good picture....
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I have a coopers fermenter like that. Its awesome. Just wish it were a bit narrower to fit in my ferm chamber
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How does the bucket allow CO2 to escape without letting oxygen in?
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How does the bucket allow CO2 to escape without letting oxygen in?
I am not sure exactly how it works, but it does. I have fermented over twenty batches in them. I suspect that the pressure from fermentation raises the lid creating a small gap around the rim and then it resettles as fermentation subsides. When you snap the lid on, you can feel a little cushion around the outer rim if you push down on it. The lid also has a dip in it that expands upward during fermentation as well.
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Sweet. Thanks.
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Positive pressure allows it to happen. Basically there is enough escape to keep air from getting in as the lid reseals quickly when jnternal pressure is released.

Same thing that keeps oxygen from getting into large serving vessels and kegs during transfers.


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