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Offline euge

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Re: Stainless Steel bucket fermenter
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010, 10:13:57 AM »
Tubercle still plans on getting one of these someday...
http://www.napafermentation.com/catalog_c127268.html

Tubercle I look at those and think that they look so tinny you could dent em with yer thumb
but without actually handling one I dunno what to tell you....let me know if they are built well.
Tubercle still plans on getting one of these someday...
http://www.napafermentation.com/catalog_c127268.html


Tubercle I look at those and think that they look so tinny you could dent em with yer thumb
but without actually handling one I dunno what to tell you....let me know if they are built well.

I like the looks because you can put a valve on them, which I have on all my fermenters.
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Re: Stainless Steel bucket fermenter
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2010, 02:42:14 PM »
I like the looks of those Fusti cans Tubercle - thanks for the pointer. The 30L one weighs 3.7 kilos, so they probably are thinner than the ole Iowa milk containers but should work fine for fermenting.

Here's a link to one with dimensions closer to the home brew bucket size:

http://www.oliveoilsource.com/content/stainless-steel-fusti-spigot-30-liter

Hefty markup for that SS spigot.

Read somewhere that these things take different threads than our typical NPT threads, so a conversion piece is necessary, less than ten bucks.

Now, about that 155$ price... well I take a trip to Italy every 2 or 3 years, will have to see what the local prices are. And maybe some day the dollar will get off its back. Otherwise, I guess I'll plan a trip through some Iowa rural junkyards (a.k.a, my relatives' back yards ;-) sometime to see if any treasures are about!

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Re: Stainless Steel bucket fermenter
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2010, 05:13:13 PM »
You can find a beautiful 10 gallon corny adapted to brewing for 250$; yet every time i search for a simple SS barrel in the 7 - 8 gallon size the best prices are... 250$!

You can get a 10 gallon corny keg for $165 from this place:

 http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_44&products_id=1073