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Old 11-12-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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I'd like to get a few more fermenters, and with glass carboys on the way out, I'm looking for a source... Plastic is fine, however I get a little nervous about plastic buckets. Any have a good suggestion for something cheap? I'd like something around 7-8 gallons that I can submerge in a cooler for temp. controlling.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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you can find lots of carboys on craigs list. I just loaded up pretty cheaply. I have four sizes as well, for various uses.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:58 PM   #3
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im going to try vittle vaults they come in many different sizes and im pretty sure they will work
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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I've been VERY happy with my vittles vaults. I use the 4.7 gal ones for my 3-ish gallon batches. Being square means I can easily fit four of 'em in my fermentation fridge.

 
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:54 PM   #5
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vittle vaults?
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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vittle vaults?
Vittles Vaults. FDA food-grade HDPE, and they're air-tight. Just drill for a tap and airlock and you're good to go.

 
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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I know OP said he doesn't like buckets but my local bakery sells frosting buckets with air tight lids for $1. I drilled a hole for plug w/ airlock. It works great for me (I use it as a spare right now) Can't beat that price!
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:17 PM   #8
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vittle vaults look like excellent grain storage!
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:38 PM   #9
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Those Vittle vaults would make a decent primary. This is the first time I've seen any posts related to them. 8 gallon would be excellent for 5 gallon batches and the price is reasonable too.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #10
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Cornie- Shielded from light, easy to rack over, etc etc.... Not as cheap as "vittle vailt" (I don't think) but they've always worked great for me (def. want to use blow off with 5 gallon batches).

 
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