Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.
  1. J

    For Sale: Home brew kit plus extras

    Mash tun, HT,LT with thermo, transfer bucket, fermentation bucket, 2 Pepsi keg's with quick connects, burner, wort chiller, cleaning items and bottle rack, extra growlers and seals. Co2 canister with gages. These items are all new and have not been used , besides the Pepsi keg's. All are 1/4...
  2. snarf7

    How much is a safe maximum to ferment in 5 gal bucket

    Up until now I've been doing small 1 gal batches in carboys with stopper and blow off tube. I want to make a batch of my IPA to be ready in time for superbowl so I gotta get cracking. All I have on hand is a standard 5 gal Home Depot bucket + lid so I was going to DIY a stopper/blowoff in it...
  3. egiblock

    fermenting bucket moldy outside

    I had a bunch of wine making stuff in a storage unit for over a year and as I was clearing it out I realized the outside of the plastic fermenting buckets seems to be mold or somthing... should I just clean them up with some bleach or other cleaner? Or toss them and buy new ones ?
  4. mr_stout

    Fermentation Cooling Less Than $10 Dollars! OMG!

    Looking into fermentation cooling I noticed that many options are quite costly. Brew Bucket = $$$ (Big Money) Grainfather = $$$ (Expensive) Glycol chillers = $$$ (Costly and complicated - No way Jose) Brew Jacket = $$$ (Whoa, I'll have to save up a long time for this one) Runnig air conditioner...
  5. jdog188

    Fermenter qualitiy question

    Hello. I am a fairly new brewer, this will be my first time using a food grade bucket and hops. My question is regarding the quality of the food grade bucket. I got them for free from my place of employment which is a Japanese restaurant. The buckets smell of soy sauce, and it seems impossible...
  6. smatson

    Plastic Buckets OK?

    Q: I have used food grade plastic buckets in my home brewing adventures in the past (for fermenting and bottling). However, does anybody know if it is ok to use a normal 5 gallon plastic bucket in brewing? I will be using it for sparging. In other words, I will be filling the plastic bucket with...
  7. oneawesomeguy

    Using Bottling Bucket to Ferment and Fermenting Bucket to Bottle?

    I just watched the Alton Brown home brewing episode (see: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/alton-brown-homebrew-you-tube-46677/). He does so many things wrong, but one thing I thought was interesting was his choice (maybe not intentionally) to use the bottling bucket to ferment the beer. After...