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Old 07-05-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Ran across these at a local flea market. 10g stainless milk cans, made by Firestone. At 20 bucks each, I figure they gotta be good for something.





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Old 07-05-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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Awesome primary fermenters if you ask me. Sweet deal!


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Old 07-05-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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they look link new 6-8 gallon fermenters to me . they would conduct heat well in the fermentation chamber to keep the beer cooler. and no blow off tube required with all that head space. easy to sanitize. Nice score. I just picked up 6- 6 gallon Italian carboys/with stoppers and airlocks for $100, but I think I like your deal better.
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You can make milk can distillers out of them.
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ohhh distillers
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That is a very cool find. I never thought about SS milk cans as fermenters. Great idea.
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Actually, if I add a ball valve, these would make a nice 10g kettle. They're the same gauge as a keggle, I believe.
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Which flea market? Did they have more?
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Wow... Hell of a find there. I would weld a 304SS coupler in the bottom, pop a hole in the top for an airlock & ferment away.
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Shupps Grove in Adamstown. No, they only had the four. I might not keep them all.


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