6.5 Gallon plastic fermenter with lid

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6.5 Gallon plastic fermenter with lid

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

Daily Q & A! - September 26, 2019 [R]

2 weeks, 5 days agota11dave posted submission on Homebrewing.
Sept. 26, 2019

Welcome to the daily Q & A!

  • Have we been using some weird terms?
  • Is there a technique you want to discuss?
  • Just have a general question?
  • Read the side bar and still confused?
  • Pretty sure you've infected your first batch?
  • Did you boil the hops for 17.923 minutes too long and are sure you've ruined your batch?
  • Did you try to chill your wort in a snow bank?
  • Are you making the next pumpkin gin?

Well ask away! No question is too "noob" for this thread. No picture is too tomato to be evaluated for infection! Seriously though, take a good picture or two if you want someone to give a good visual check of your beer.

Also be sure to use upbeers to vote on answers in this thread. Upvote a reply that you know works from experience and don't feel the need to throw out "thanks for answering!" upvotes. That will help distinguish community trusted advice from hearsay... at least somewhat!

2 weeks, 5 days agota11dave posted comment on Homebrewing.
Sept. 26, 2019

Or, you could have one that's sure to be food grade delivered in 2 days with handy charts on it.

Best fermenter on Amazon? [R]

1 year, 1 month agoKEM10 posted submission on mead.
Sept. 6, 2018

I'm looking to buy a fermenter and would prefer if it was on Amazon and would also prefer if it was plastic

Daily Q & A! - April 27, 2018 [R]

1 year, 5 months agothe_dayman posted submission on Homebrewing.
April 27, 2018

Welcome to the daily Q & A!

  • Have we been using some weird terms?
  • Is there a technique you want to discuss?
  • Just have a general question?
  • Read the side bar and still confused?
  • Pretty sure you've infected your first batch?
  • Did you boil the hops for 17.923 minutes too long and are sure you've ruined your batch?
  • Did you try to chill your wort in a snow bank?
  • Are you making the next pumpkin gin?

Well ask away! No question is too "noob" for this thread. No picture is too tomato to be evaluated for infection! Seriously though, take a good picture or two if you want someone to give a good visual check of your beer.

Also be sure to use upbeers to vote on answers in this thread. Upvote a reply that you know works from experience and don't feel the need to throw out "thanks for answering!" upvotes. That will help distinguish community trusted advice from hearsay... at least somewhat!

1 year, 5 months agothe_dayman posted comment on Homebrewing.
April 27, 2018

What's a simple, intro ~6.5 gal fermentation bucket?

edit: This one keeps coming up, but so many reviews complain about the lid not sealing air tight. But then others say to not worry about that too much because it's just letting gas escape anyway without letting anything in.

Daily Q & A! - May 06, 2017 [R]

2 years, 5 months agocommiecomrade posted submission on Homebrewing.
May 6, 2017

Welcome to the daily Q & A!

  • Have we been using some weird terms?
  • Is there a technique you want to discuss?
  • Just have a general question?
  • Read the side bar and still confused?
  • Pretty sure you've infected your first batch?
  • Did you boil the hops for 17.923 minutes too long and are sure you've ruined your batch?
  • Did you try to chill your wort in a snow bank?
  • Are you making the next pumpkin gin?

Well ask away! No question is too "noob" for this thread. No picture is too tomato to be evaluated for infection! Seriously though, take a good picture or two if you want someone to give a good visual check of your beer.

Also be sure to use upbeers to vote on answers in this thread. Upvote a reply that you know works from experience and don't feel the need to throw out "thanks for answering!" upvotes. That will help distinguish community trusted advice from hearsay... at least somewhat!

2 years, 5 months agocommiecomrade posted on Homebrewing.
May 6, 2017

6.5gal plastic fermentor - $17.88 (Don't bother with glass fermentors!)

6.5gal Bottling Bucket - $18.81

Hydrometer - $12.99

3 3-piece airlocks - $5.00 - trust me, they'll break.

stopper not needed with plastic fermentor

Bottle filler - $5.09

10 ft 3/8th inch tubing - $10.99

Auto siphon - $8.76

don't need a bottle brush with plastic fermentor

144 bottle caps - $5.78

Use any pure sugar for priming - just calculate it right. I use cane sugar without issue.

Wing bottle capper - $15.48

Dial thermometer not really needed if you're slapping on an adhesive one, but definitely get this for a hot liquor tun if you're doing that.

Wine thief - $11.20

I never used a funnel or fermentor brush - you can use anything to clean but I suggest Oxyclean rinses

32oz Star San - $20.70

Adhesive Thermometer - $4.84

Total Cost: $137.52. Not ridiculous savings BUT you get 32oz of star san instead of 4oz of io-star which will last you years and sanitizer is expensive. You get a plastic fermentor instead of glass which is so much easier to clean and keep light out. Glass carboys are good for aging and aging is good for wine or special beers. Focus on simple ales that don't require it first.

The real savings come when you do all grain and make your own equipment. You can save $137 alone if you buy a big stainless steel pot and slap on a dial thermometer with a ball valve.

Daily Q & A! - November 22, 2016 [R]

2 years, 10 months agosxeQ posted submission on Homebrewing.
Nov. 22, 2016

Welcome to the daily Q & A!

  • Have we been using some weird terms?
  • Is there a technique you want to discuss?
  • Just have a general question?
  • Read the side bar and still confused?
  • Pretty sure you've infected your first batch?
  • Did you boil the hops for 17.923 minutes too long and are sure you've ruined your batch?
  • Did you try to chill your wort in a snow bank?
  • Are you making the next pumpkin gin?

Well ask away! No question is too "noob" for this thread. No picture is too tomato to be evaluated for infection! Seriously though, take a good picture or two if you want someone to give a good visual check of your beer.

Also be sure to use upbeers to vote on answers in this thread. Upvote a reply that you know works from experience and don't feel the need to throw out "thanks for answering!" upvotes. That will help distinguish community trusted advice from hearsay... at least somewhat!

2 years, 10 months agosxeQ posted on Homebrewing.
Nov. 22, 2016

Which fermenting bucket do y'all like? I bought this one, but it came with a hole drilled in the bottom like it was a bottling bucket. I returned it for a replacement... which came with the exact same thing.

Using a 2 gallon cooler for mixing nutes? [R]

2 years, 11 months agokholmes107 posted submission on microgrowery.
Nov. 7, 2016

something like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermaid-Victory-2-Gal-Red-Cooler-FG153004MODRD/202315022

I am moving my 2 plants from their 1 gallon to a 5 gallon. I'll be using probably a gallon of water for each pot so I plan to mix my nutes with 2 gallons of water and will want to dispense it into 1 gallon jugs-

Can you see any issue with dispensing the nutrients through the spout and getting like nutrient buildup or something? Or will it be tedious as fuck to dispense all of it into 1 gallon jugs??

2 years, 11 months agokholmes107 posted on microgrowery.
Nov. 7, 2016

I have always used home brew buckets they are 6.5 gallons, have gallon markings, and made from food grade plastic. Usually only around $20 at a local homebrew store. Here is an amazon link. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0064O8X5K/ref=cmswrcpapa_j-iiybTG2K9X4

First brew suggestions [R]

4 years, 7 months agodavdev posted submission on cider.
Feb. 17, 2015

So I've dipped my toe in cider making. I have a gallon jug from whole foods bubbling away happily in my basement. I added a cup of sugar and a white wine yeast based on my local stores suggestions.

I'm not sure what to do next... I don't have any brewing supplies other than an airlock.

I'm not looking to make an award winning cider, I was just trying this out to see if it was my brand of rabbit hole.

Once it clears, should I just cold crash it in the fridge and see how it tastes? Moving forward, I want to bottle and age and spend way too much money... right now I just want the best way to get to drinkable without brewing supplies.

Any tips?

4 years, 7 months agodavdev posted on cider.
Feb. 18, 2015

If you want to do bigger batches, you are going to need a fermentation bucket or carboy. Buckets are plastic and cheap. Carboys are glass and a bit more expensive. Ideally I would get one of both and do primary in the bucket and age in the carboy.

You are really always going to have to age it, as it can be pretty nasty when young. I always ferment for a full month, and then cold crash, transfer to carboy and age for another month, even longer and it will taste better.

Fortunately cider is a lot easier, less time consuming and cheaper than brewing.