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berto

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Hi all,
I dont mind buying most things from the local home brew shop, but the price of fermenters seems a bit steep to me. Does anyone know where i can get fermenter suitable containers from for a reasonable price in Sydney. I found a shop in vic that does them cheap if any of you live there. But Id have to get 48 of them for them to ship them to me, but for $17 each im not sure if id go to that trouble, but its still about 1/2 the price of all other places ove seen.

If i can drum up ( sorry bout the pun) enough suport for these in Sydney ill think about ordering a heap of them, otherwise after a plastic store which does them cheap here.

Cheers, Rob
 

Murray

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Have a look at bunnings. They have carboys for water storage that should be fine.
 

berto

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All ive seen at bunnings is the water drums with the 2inch lid. Wasnt sure how cleaning these would go, and theyre only 20L
 

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I've seen the Willow brand ones. 25 litre capacity. Blue from memory in Big W. Cant remember the price but i think about $20.

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johnno
 

berto

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Were they teh large mouthed lid or the small one? Or does it matter much? I was only concerned about cleaning issues.

Cheers, Rob
 

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berto,
they have the same lid as the fermenters you get with a coopers kit. Just a smaller size container.

cheers

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ive only ever seen the blue willow 25l round at one bigw. they had stock of the other size jerry's (5, 10 & 20l) so they either just got stock or dont sell much of them. the round was either 20 or $25.

checkout craftbrewers? on victoria rd in roselle. they had 30l carbouys for $22 from memory. needs either a tap or plug, so all up roughly $25.

the ones at bunnings are more suitable for storing dried malt, as the top is a pain to get on / off, is usually red or black, as opposed to the clear, easy lids of other fermentors.
 

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Once i went to the bucket style fermenter I'll never go back to the srew lid ones again. The bucket ones are a dream to clean in comparison.

Also the 2 piece snap taps too, no ring of infection like the "twist" type taps
 

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Anyone know where to get the snap taps in Adelaide?
 

ausdb

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Snap taps, Try a camping or caravanning shop

Cheers
Ausdb
 

berto

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Ive got all bucket style at the moment, but my bunnings doesnt even carry those buckets. Which is a pain in the ass for me. HBS wants over $30 for a bucket.
 
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Hi, Snap taps you can get them fromGRUMPYS or JOVIAL MONK.
 
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There used to be a shop on EBAY called Lionell Plastics he sold fermenters to mere mortals like us for $15 for a 30 L. Look on white pages or yellow pages in NSW for him if he still sells.
 

Murray

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Linz said:
Once i went to the bucket style fermenter I'll never go back to the srew lid ones again. The bucket ones are a dream to clean in comparison.

Also the 2 piece snap taps too, no ring of infection like the "twist" type taps
Yeah, I'm a bucket fan too. I was just trying to answer the question. B)
 

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Unfortunately I think homebrew shops don't have a very large margin on the things that they sell. I'd rather pay a few bucks extra and support the shop than have the guy close down and have to travel a long way to get to the next nearest homebrew store. $30 for a bucket is a little unreasonable, but I just snagged a 27.5L plastic standard fermenter for about $24, which I don't think is too bad.
 

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Where can you buy the bucket style fermenters in Brisbane, can someone post some pics as I haven't seen one before.
 

Murray

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No pictures, but most homebrew shops sell them. I bought one from Annerly Home Brew, can't remember how much it cost.

Alternatively you could keep an eye out for a food grade 25 to 30L bucket and turn it into a fermentor.
 

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