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How often to replace plastic fermenting pail ?

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by manga, 11/6/19.

 

  1. manga

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    Posted 11/6/19
    I have an aging (~ 30 years old) 25L plastic fermenting pail.
    How often would you replace it with a new one, considering that plastic degrades over time ?
     
  2. Nullnvoid

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    Posted 11/6/19
    For the sake of $25, I would just replace it when you feel you need too.

    I have been brewing for about 5 years now and have turned them over every couple of years.
     
  3. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 11/6/19
    Depends on where it has been kept and abuse suffered (scouring) I have had mine over 15 years, kept out of sunlight. I have 2 15 litre ones which dispenses nutrient for hydroponics the lids cracked after 2 years so I am not expecting the vessels to last much longer.
     
  4. manga

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    Posted 15/7/19
    Thanks guys, mine is kept out of sunlight, in a consistant temperature environment, treated well !
     

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