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View Poll Results: What are you using for long primary ferments?
food grade plastic bucket 24 34.29%
Better bottle 4 5.71%
glass 36 51.43%
other? 6 8.57%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2007, 08:34 PM   #11
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Apr 2007
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I like using used trash bags. Added flavor. Glass is what I own, so that is what I use. I doubt you will notice a diff. on anything that is kept for under 6 months in any container. As for longer than that, normally you have it bottled by then or you forgot about it. If you forgot, then you deserve any off flavor you may encounter :P

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Old 10-18-2007, 09:05 PM   #12
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I use cornies. Lighter and cheaper than glass, totally air-tight, can't spill, break or admit light. And those handles ...

[Actually, I use them for long secondary ferments. Buckets for primary , 3-4 weeks max.]
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:43 PM   #13
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Jan 2005
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i only have glass carboys...
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:05 AM   #14
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I use plastic buckets for three weeks and glass carboy for the rest of the pre-bottle. Don't want to see that stuff until it's pretty
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:13 AM   #15
Mar 2007
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Originally Posted by Evan!
I voted other because I use hollowed-out pumpkins.

No, sorry, wait, I mean, I voted glass, because that's all I use, period.
(snorting home brew out nose while reading!) I saw that post earlier today! Bravo Zulu!


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Old 02-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #16
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LONDON, Ontario Canada
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I use 24qt bayou classic pots for fermenation. i drilled a hole in the lid and insert a stopper with a blow off tube

Easy to clean cuz it fits in my sink, easy to top crop, easy to check hydrometer readings, I can fit 2 in a mini fridge fermenter with a slight modification of the fridge, safe Also, it can be pressurized using a large oring.

Best of all worlds.

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #17
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Austin, TX
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I ferment and condition exclusively in sanke kegs.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:02 PM   #18
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I use both plastic buckets and glass carbouy, which ever isn't currently holding fermenting beer.
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