I too have used Menards buckets and their lids, self-drilled grommet hole and used 3/8" blowoff tube into juice container with grommeted lid on it as well. No plastic flavors, no infections.Glass Carboy, Winpak Plastic Jug, and Food Grade Lowe's Bucket "Lowes.....Let's Brew Something Together"
I've used several different things. The large universal bung (not the one for BB carboys) works well. You just need to push it all the way down. You can also use the orange carboy cap, just warm it up so that it's easier to get on it. There's the sanke fermenter kit from Brewer's Hardware too. I've used those, but now I have TC caps that have been adapted to be my own fermenter caps. Essentially, I took the idea from Brewer's Hardware but changed the compression fitting (for a racking cane) to one for a liquid ball lock post. I also removed the 1/2" OD fitting for either an airlock of blowoff tube. I kept the thermowell though, since it's really nice to have the inside temperature. To transfer, once finished, I simply take the airlock off the base for the ball lock post, slip a liquid dip tube (cut to leave a certain amount behind) and then install the liquid post (with poppet). I have a gas fitting installed in the top of the keg too, so I have an easy way to put CO2 in. Pushing the finished beer out this way allows me to make sure no oxygen hits the brew. It also allows me to fill the keg via it's liquid post (filling from the bottom).Those of you that use 1/4 or 1/2 barrels what are you using for a air tight lid and if just using the shank that was on it how is it to clean since a carboy is hard enough to clean
I have used them before. Same plastic as ale pails. Make sure its not scratched up and sanitize it by filling with starsan/water a good while before racking beer into it. Many people use them. Batch size needs to be about 3.5 gallons or less though so you have room for krausen. Use blowoff tube (put bung in HDepot lid, 3/8" tubing into jar of starsan).metalpysko said:Can u use a bucket from home depot or is that a different type of plastic being used???
I wouldn't keep anything in plastic for too long though. Long secondaries and such is probably best done in glass or stainless
six months in the primary should do it.I was Gonna let it stay in the primary for 180 day then transfer in the secondary like a glass Carboy
I'm thinking about getting 3-4 V-vessels, but that could be a long ways off.Antler said:Two 15 gallon barrels, four 6.5 gallon carboys, a 7.5 gallon bucket, and 1/4 barrel sanke.
Sanke will see its maiden ferment in two weeks.
Lol, the barrels don't make 11 gallons lighter, bit the shape and handles make it possible for two people to carry without much pain.cheezydemon3 said:14.5 gallons is easy to carry.......BULLSPIT!!!ahem. 5 gallons sometimes makes my back sore.
I usually ferment in the carefully sanitized skulls of my enemies.
But what sort of building are they in???eBay. Guy has a whole garage full.
OH!!! Thanks!eBay. Guy has a whole garage full you moron.
That thing looks like a PITA to move!I have been trying out this thing which is 30 gallons. It cost $45. I like being able to bang-up one starter for the whole batch (12gal). But then you have to use oxygen, and there are other problems.