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deebee

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Buying paint on the weekend, I stumbled across very cheap fermenters at Bunnings. They are sold as 25 litre jerries but they are exactly the same as one of my fermenters without the grommet and airlock. I think it was Willow brand. Round, with a big lid and opening, a rubber O-ring, a tap and moulded handles.

Only $18!
 

Batz

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And not marked homebrew !
Makes a difference
 

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I think you'll find they're sold as water storage tanks
 

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Yes.
If you're worried soak them in a mild Drano solution, rinse thoroughly and sterilize with diluted bleach.

Guy.
 

Batz

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They will have a 2 inside a triangle if they are food grade , and you will find most plastics sold in OZ are.
Good score for $18
 

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I saw these a while back.. got all excited and then took the lid off.. the fumes nearly took my head off... i decided the price difference was less than one batch of brew, so it wasn't worth having one batch go 'plasticy'
 

joecast

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have seen lots of these "water containers" in camping supply shops. never did check the price, or smell the inside for that matter!
joe
 

Trough Lolly

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We were in Bunnings last weekend - they also flog those white pails for about $9 - they have multiple ribs at the top and are perfect for bucket in bucket mashing - all you need is to control the temp and drill a shitload of holes in the top pail to make the false bottom.

It's amazing how everything in a hardware store suddenly becomes a handy bit of kit for home brewing?!

The gardening aisle provided me with the kit for the in-line racking filter - Thank you Mr. Pope! (And GMK for the original idea)!!

Cheers,

TL
 

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I didn't look for the 2 in the triangle but I'm sure they are food grade given that they are sold for water storage. It is the same kind as the cube I use for conditioning. Had a good look inside. Didn't notice any plasticy smells.
 

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My brand new fermenter smells like plastic anyway. It's the same as my other 2 which are fine (but I actually have 4 now :)). I think it must go away pretty quicky with a wash and an air.

Going to fill it with beer this weekend :)

JD
 

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