35l plastic storage barrel/fermenter

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35l plastic storage barrel/fermenter

Postby invisigoth » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm

hi all :)

just thought you might be interested. when i was wandering through bunnings, a 35l plastic screw top storage barrel caught my eye.

it's food safe plastic, similar to a brew bucket only screw cap. i tested volume, it's 35l to the bottom of the screw top lid. i put a grommet and an air lock to see how it would go as a fermenter. despite not having a foam or rubber seal, it seals air tight.

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figured it would be useful for 25l batches where you may need a bit more head room for foam :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 35l plastic storage barrel/fermenter

Postby Rock » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:29 pm

They look good. $ ?
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Re: 35l plastic storage barrel/fermenter

Postby invisigoth » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:52 pm

$24 i think.
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Re: 35l plastic storage barrel/fermenter

Postby dans.brew » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:50 pm

Ive got one of these too and they are great... fairly sturdy compared to the old cheapo bucket. I use mine mainly for mixing sugar with hot dunder/ backset before watering down with cold water and pouring into the fermenter.
They are a good bucket to get the paint stirrer and drill into to give things a good mix and aerate.
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