Do I need a fermenting bin?

I have been given a 30 bottle wine kit. I made up 6 bottle kits in the past but for this I believe I need fermenting bin, which I do not have. I have, however, plastic 5 gallon bin of the type used for beer making. Would this do? It has a lid that permits the passage of air but no way of fitting an airlock.
Reply to
Derrick Bateman
Your 5 gallon bin will work just fine.. You don't need an airlock for promary fermentation
Later, A.J. Rawls
Reply to
A. J. Rawls
Careful now. Thirty bottles is 5 gals. But you need some space to allow for foaming. Normally you want an 7-8 gal bin to do 5 gal's. A.J. is right, you do not need an airlock for primary.
Ray
Reply to
Ray

I have found that by adding water to 4 gallons for the initial fermentation that I can use a 5 gallon fermenter for 5 gallons. -- Regards Tom
Reply to
Thomas

DrinksForum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.