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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2020, 10:20:41 PM »
We’re the fermenters cleaned well before use?  Manufacturing can leave residual deposits that can adversely effect the beer - I am sure you know that, so forgive me asking to make sure.
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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2020, 11:49:12 PM »
We’re the fermenters cleaned well before use?  Manufacturing can leave residual deposits that can adversely effect the beer - I am sure you know that, so forgive me asking to make sure.

Yes, cleaned thoroughly with one-step no rinse cleaner, and then rinsed several times.
I’ll give this beer a fair chance. And, I’ll ferment one more brew in these. Just to be fair.
If I still get bad results, they will make nice buckets for my wife. Or my car wash.
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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2021, 11:36:16 PM »
Update:

The sample taken just now has improved dramatically. The strange off flavor and aroma that was present before has now abated.

The wort has dropped clear, and if the refractometer ABV online adjustment calculator is correct, this is sitting at 6.3%.

OG (Brix) = 14.8 / 1.061
FG  (Brix) =  7.6 / 1.013
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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2021, 11:53:48 PM »
Sounds about right. For having decades of experience you have about as much patience as I do. Ha! Great news!
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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2021, 12:05:09 AM »
Sounds about right. For having decades of experience you have about as much patience as I do. Ha! Great news!

Yes, I am patient most of the time. But occasionally worry and concern sets in. I need to relax, and have another beer. Come to think of it, I will!
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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2021, 04:15:03 PM »
Sounds about right. For having decades of experience you have about as much patience as I do. Ha! Great news!

Yes, I am patient most of the time. But occasionally worry and concern sets in. I need to relax, and have another beer. Come to think of it, I will!

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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2021, 08:19:10 PM »
I like the SS Brewtech Brew Bucket for five gallon batches.   Works extremely well - easy to clean; easy to draw off test samples, and easy to harvest the yeast when fermentation is complete.

Here is a link... https://www.ssbrewtech.com/pages/brew-bucket 

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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2021, 10:41:35 PM »
I like the SS Brewtech Brew Bucket for five gallon batches.   Works extremely well - easy to clean; easy to draw off test samples, and easy to harvest the yeast when fermentation is complete.

Here is a link... https://www.ssbrewtech.com/pages/brew-bucket

Yes, I like Delta Brewing Systems for the same reasons.
https://www.deltabrewingsystems.com/collections/bundle/products/the-double-batch

But the Plastic Genesis Fermenter is quite good. Easy to carry, easy to clean. Holds almost 7 gallons.
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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2021, 06:51:01 PM »
I like the SS Brewtech Brew Bucket for five gallon batches.   Works extremely well - easy to clean; easy to draw off test samples, and easy to harvest the yeast when fermentation is complete.

Here is a link... https://www.ssbrewtech.com/pages/brew-bucket

Yes, I like Delta Brewing Systems for the same reasons.
https://www.deltabrewingsystems.com/collections/bundle/products/the-double-batch

But the Plastic Genesis Fermenter is quite good. Easy to carry, easy to clean. Holds almost 7 gallons.
Thanks for this link! I was thinking about getting the SS Brew Buckets but this has a few features that are extras on the other.. just need to see if I can get 2 to fit in my 7.1 chest freezer..

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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2021, 08:39:29 PM »
I picked up the Ferm Tank deal and if I don't care about one being lopsided, I can fit both in my chamber

Clearly I'm not going to do that.. maybe I'll just convince myself glycol is the future with my decaying body.

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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2021, 06:40:17 PM »
Bought 2 Genesis fermenters. They came with a bunch of bags. Drilled a hole 2" up for a spigot. Cut the top off one of the bags and put it in the fermenter. Put my arm down inside the bag and shoved some of the bag out the spigot hole. Cut a hole there for the spigot and screwed the spigot in sealing the bag to the inside of the fermenter. It is bubbling away with 6 gals of hoppy pale. I'm hoping to avoid cleaning the inside of the fermenter...at least until I run out of bags.
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Re: Plastic Bucket vs. Stainless Conical?
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2021, 12:24:00 AM »
I'm not using the bags...too much of a pain. But the Genesis product is great! Easy to carry, and they both fit in my freezer. Makes it easy to do two separate 5 gallon batches. Or one big 10 gallon batch.
For $12, with free shipping, it was a steal!
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