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Fermenter options

Post by Donald » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:28 pm

While my pastic fermentor bins have got a bit scratched and old i'd like to replace them.

Does anyone have good recommendations for plastic / metal replacemnts?

I do 25L batches, and they live in an insulated cupboard so there is plenty of room!

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Post by Dennis King » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:29 pm

I have one of these I know it is expensive but it will probably last longer than me. When I used plastic I found I was replacing them within every 2 years at least so if I had bought one at the start I would be quids in by now.

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Post by Jocky » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:48 pm

I like these: https://www.homebrewshop.be/en/speidel- ... rlock.html

And have been using a couple of 20 litre versions for a while.

But like Dennis says, all plastic gets scratched up eventually and then cam get infections embedded.

Steel lasts a lifetime and can be sanitised with heat as a final resort. The brew buckets are nice, Brewbuilder also does a range of flat bottom steel fermenters.
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Post by Sadfield » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 pm

All depends on what I'm brewing and batch size, I either use the Wilcos FVs pictured or ferment in corny kegs.Image

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Post by aamcle » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:10 pm

I use buckets of the type in the post just above. I've not had trouble with scratching but I only clean with a cloth or one of those silver over sponge things that are supposed to be used on non stick pans.


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Post by LeeH » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:44 pm

http://www.thehomebrewcompany.co.uk/ind ... ts_id=3332

I have the 23l version.


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Post by vacant » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:12 pm

Many plastic storage boxes have food-safe symbols.

I use an 80 ltr box from Wilko's, there's a 30 ltr for £5.
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Post by Donald » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:25 pm

Thanks for the recommendations guys, a couple of good options there.

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Post by StrontiumDog » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:05 pm

This. This right here. Bloody brilliant!! Get the pressure kit too!!

https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... arter-kit/

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Post by psham » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:53 am

These are great value and are perfect for the job.. Stainless steel and start at 30L capacity.. No need for plastic again.

https://www.polsinelli.it/en/fermenter- ... d4865c.jpg[/IMG]

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Post by Kingfisher4 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:31 am

StrontiumDog wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:05 pm
This. This right here. Bloody brilliant!! Get the pressure kit too!!

https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... arter-kit/
Sadly not available; when I tried to get one a few months ago I think Rob said the company was not currently manufacturing but they were such a good product that he was hopeful either they or someone else would recommence production soon.

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Post by StrontiumDog » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:40 am

Oh no really? They're amazing, I couldn't recommend more. Have you tried angel homebrewing?

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Post by LeeH » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:12 pm

They are supposed to be releasing an improved version later this year.


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Post by StrontiumDog » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:23 pm

Just in time for me to buy a second fermenter

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