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Re: plastic fermentation vessels and oxygen
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 12:55:34 PM »

But to the point; a respectable brewer (IMHO) made the valid point (AFAIK) that no commercial breweries use the blow off tactic.

That is a surprising conclusion to me as essentially every craft brewery I have toured has a scene like this:


Especially the part with the guys hanging around with a pint in their hand...
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Re: plastic fermentation vessels and oxygen
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 03:12:25 PM »

But to the point; a respectable brewer (IMHO) made the valid point (AFAIK) that no commercial breweries use the blow off tactic.

That is a surprising conclusion to me as essentially every craft brewery I have toured has a scene like this:


Especially the part with the guys hanging around with a pint in their hand...

That's the part I try hardest to emulate at home.

ETA: Not really. I'm one of those wet blankets that brews sober.

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Re: plastic fermentation vessels and oxygen
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2011, 07:49:45 PM »
I flush the plastic bucket I am moving into for dry hopping with Co2. I won best of show with an IPA recently and do all of my fermenting and secondary with plastic buckets, seems to work for me. Cheers

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Re: plastic fermentation vessels and oxygen
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 09:48:47 AM »
Well I'll give a plastic fermenter a shot at some point for comparison. It's going to be difficult to not be able to watch the action.
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Re: plastic fermentation vessels and oxygen
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 10:26:10 AM »
It's going to be difficult to not be able to watch the action.

You'd be surprised how quickly you get over that.
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Re: plastic fermentation vessels and oxygen
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2011, 05:39:56 PM »
I just switched from glass to plastic and life has gotten a whole lot simpler. Easier to clean and easier to transfer to secondary glass carboy. Just drill a hole (before you brew obviously) an 1.5" or so from bottom of bucket and add a ball valve, gravity does the work and little oxygen touches the beer.

Not blowing off the primary has had little effect on the taste of the beer, just a little more head ache the next morning.
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