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Old 01-08-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Check it out! Transparent food grade bucket with nice molded handles. All the benefits of a bucket with all the voyeurism of a better bottle. Just drill a hole in the top, add bung and add tap to the bottom if you're so inclined. And of course they come in all sizes. The one I have has markings to 22L but will actually hold approximately 24liters. The translucent one is #5 plastic BTW.

Cambro - 22 qt. Camwear Round Storage Container - #RFSCW22-135


I have this one, which is translucent and 1/2 as expensive as the one above. You could easily keep an eye on what's going on in the fermenter but it's not quiiite clear enough to look the little yeastie-beasties in the eye.

Cambro - 22 qt. Round Storage Container- Translucent - #RFS22PP-190

Not to take business away from our beloved brew shops but I bet this site has some other fun toys or ingredients for cool DIY projects.

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Old 01-08-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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we need a clapping smiley. nice find

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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I don't believe these are airtight.
At least the ones I use at work aren't.

still, if they work for you
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:23 AM   #4
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I don't believe these are airtight.
At least the ones I use at work aren't.

still, if they work for you
You might be right. I'll check mine tomorrow using the baking soda and vinegar trick. If they aren't airtight then perhaps they don't need an airlock in the top after all. The lid has lots of overlap with the sides and snaps tight and if it isn't airtight it would let air out but I doubt any infection would come creeping in.

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Old 01-08-2009, 07:27 AM   #5
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#1 and #2 are the safe plastics.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:40 AM   #6
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the MLT to end all 10 gallon uber insulated with a drain !!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:08 AM   #7
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Check it out! Transparent food grade bucket with nice molded handles. All the benefits of a bucket with all the voyeurism of a better bottle. Just drill a hole in the top, add bung and add tap to the bottom if you're so inclined. And of course they come in all sizes. The one I have has markings to 22L but will actually hold approximately 24liters. The translucent one is #5 plastic BTW.

Cambro - 22 qt. Camwear Round Storage Container - #RFSCW22-135
It's not even 6 gallons and it's only $3 cheaper than a better bottle. Sorry to poop on your parade, but it may be the worlds worst fermenter.

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:17 AM   #8
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Back when I worked as assistant cook between classes at the university dining hall, we had like 50+ of these we would use in catering halls and our off site catering all the time- didn't even think of these! Clamp pretty tight with a rubber gasket, and they're stackable too! Probably would upgrade the spigot...

*EDIT* HOLY $HIT THEY'RE EXPENSIVE!!! I should go make a visit, see if they have a spare or two... */EDIT*
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:34 AM   #9
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I'd rather not add any negatives, but I gotta mention that drilling polycarbonate might crack it.

Really, buckets aren't that bad!

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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5.5 gallons is too small for a primary and there's a slight concern with BPA leeching with polycarbonate.
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