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kook

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Just went to Bunnings innaloo store in WA. They had 25L water containers on special for $13.95. Basically a 25L fresh wort container. They're food grade, and come with a standard fermenter tap. Great for using as a secondary :)

You could even use it as a primary for smaller brews if you drilled a hole in the lid and put an airlock in it.
 

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Kook, I had a few of these left over from camping in the Kimberley and they make great cheap secondary fermenters and racking vessels. I did as you say and drilled a hole in the lid just right for a grommet. It's much more airtight than my main fermenter. The only down is the raised ridge on the bottom, but I just tip the jerry when racking from it and it's no hassle.
 

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i would not use one for a fermentor it would be hard to clean .just try and clean one with the brown krauesen ring left when u cant get your hand in it maybee a bottle brush
 

kook

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Thats one wierd thing I've noticed lately.

All the good liquid yeasts I've used, the krausen ring around the top has just rinsed off with a hose, no need for scrubbing. However, with kit yeasts, the krausen sticks like buggery and is really hard to scrub off.
 

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Jaz you are right. Only good as secondary and even then you gotta rinse as soon as you empty it. I bent a big bottlebrush to get into the corners but not easy.
 

GSRman

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kook: not having thought about it a great deal.. but yeah.. i think the same thing..
 

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