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Offline Dragonflylady

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Gamma pet food containers
« on: October 17, 2014, 09:21:24 AM »
Has anyone used gamma vittles containers for fermenting. It says food grade, not sure about temperature tolerances.

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Re: Gamma pet food containers
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Re: Gamma pet food containers
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 09:29:35 AM »
Has anyone used gamma vittles containers for fermenting. It says food grade, not sure about temperature tolerances.

several folks in my homebrew club use them and like them. I've looked at them for sure as it would be nice to ferment 10 gallons in a single fermenter
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Re: Gamma pet food containers
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 09:40:30 AM »
Dragonflylady, I edited your poll to give it yeas and no options...hope you don't mind.
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Re: Gamma pet food containers
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 10:27:15 AM »
I used to use one.  The size, shape, and material (HDPE) are good for brewing.  My least favorite part was cleaning around and under the gamma seal, since beer and gunk can get in there.  I ended up taking it off entirely and using a bucked lid, which fit pretty well.  Also, the gamma seal isn't airtight, but that's not a problem if you're only using it as a primary.

I also wouldn't recommend carrying it when full.  10 gallons is heavy and the handles are hard to grip.
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Re: Gamma pet food containers
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 05:27:42 AM »
I use them, have two. As for the ring, I drilled 8- 3/16'" holes about one inch from the bottom of the lid, then took tin snips to cut a narrow "^". Bought one of those lid remove tools from Menards for about $5. I keep the lid rig off so sanitizing is easier, then push it on before adding wort. After fermenting and transferring, pop the lid and ring off and pour out the the yeast. For lifting, wife made lifting supports from 2" webbing. Have a cheep Harbor Freight hoist to lift the container into and out of my chest freezer fermenting chamber. For cleaning, I do a rinse of the remaining yeast and junk, fill the container up with hot water and add some PBW. Let that sit for a day, rinse and let dry.

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