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Anyone use this fermenter before?
« on: February 09, 2010, 07:26:40 PM »
I ordered this fermenter the other day and was wondering if anyone had tried it before?


http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_33_464&products_id=12287
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Re: Anyone use this fermenter before?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 08:09:46 PM »
I ordered this fermenter the other day and was wondering if anyone had tried it before?


http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_33_464&products_id=12287

 
       Hi bo, yes i have one of those, ain't to proud of it either, its a 14 gal, pet-co sells them as dog food storage bins, it has a 2 piece rim on top, really hard to tell if it clean, can't see it, handles not worth doodly sqat when full, thats a really high price too,
  i used mine a couple times an put it away, never used it again. sorry for the bad review, hope you like yours better than me.
  
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Re: Anyone use this fermenter before?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 10:33:02 AM »
I ordered this fermenter the other day and was wondering if anyone had tried it before?


http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_33_464&products_id=12287
 
     just google vittles vault, or gamma plastics, wow, prices have really gone up since i bought mine, cheapest i see now is 36.28 at petstore.com
    
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Re: Anyone use this fermenter before?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 03:16:57 PM »
Mine showed up today, and it doesn't look too bad.I guess I'll have to try it  to see if I like it or not ???
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Re: Anyone use this fermenter before?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 06:08:24 PM »
 bo_gator,          can you see what i ment about the 2-piece rim, the whole top comes off like a standard bucket fermenter, i haven't been able to get mine off, thats why i''m leary of it, can't see on inside under rim. i did add a drain valve to mine for gravity transfers.
   a poster on another board had drilled holes around the outside of the top so it would flex some to get the whole top off. wish i could remember who or witch board he was on, he had detail instruction on how to get the top off.
     how do you like those handles?  they don't work to good for me, i'm 65yr 140lb,  you look like a Hoss tho
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Re: Anyone use this fermenter before?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 05:19:22 PM »
a poster on another board had drilled holes around the outside of the top so it would flex some to get the whole top off. wish i could remember who or witch board he was on, he had detail instruction on how to get the top off.

This might be what you are looking for:

http://www.thebeerjournals.com/Fermenter_Page.html

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Re: Anyone use this fermenter before?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 06:06:42 PM »


This might be what you are looking for:

http://www.thebeerjournals.com/Fermenter_Page.html
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       not the same article i was refering to, but just as good, now i know what to do,  now!! wheres my 4-inch angle grinder.
  thanks narcout

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Re: Anyone use this fermenter before?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 12:11:42 AM »
Using it might take some planning. Picking it up with even 10 gallons makes it fairly unwieldy.
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