Using Plastic in 1st fermentation

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Can anyone share their thoughts regarding using a 5 gal plastic jug in
the 1st stage of fermentation?


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pddipiero@gmail.com Wrote:
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Exerpt from John Palmer's How To Brew:
"The plastic buckets are slightly less expensive than the glass and
much safer to handle. The buckets have the outstanding option of being
fitted with spigots, which makes siphoning unnecessary; a real plus.
The buckets are typically 6 gallons, giving 1 gallon of headspace for
the fermentation, which is usually sufficient."

I have 5 each of the 6-gallon buckets and no glass at all.  They are
easy to clean and sanitize.  Just take care to not scratch the inside.
Once in a while, I will soak mine in unscented bleach to clean them up
nice and pretty.

Wild


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Re: Using Plastic in 1st fermentation


On 28 Jul 2006 05:25:49 -0700, pddipiero@gmail.com wrote:

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I find them economical and easy to clean.  

But require care not to scratch(I only use plastic tools to clean, or
stir the wort).

imho,

tom @ www.CarFleaMarket.com



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Just remembered something.  I stopped using 5 gallon buckets when one,
blow a lot of foam.  I used 6 gallon buckets now.  You should be able
to pick them up at your local home brew store.

later,

tom

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Used to use a 6.5 gal glass carboy--it slipped out of my old fat fingers,
took out the fibrglass sink(basement). right now there is beer fermenting in
3 plastic pails!!  Do use glass for 2nddarys

Buzz



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Works great for me.

I find that they are the easiest to clean and sanitize.

Never had any problems.

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michael.gorsuch@gmail.com says...
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As long as it's food grade... should work fine (and does for me)

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