Polypropylene fermenters

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  1. Feb 14, 2019 #1

    PAFruitWines

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    Hi. Haven’t been making wine for a while and I’m ready to get back into it. I’m seeing some very inexpensive polypropylene fermenters and I’m not sure about them. A forum search didn’t round up much. Anyone using poly? Any reason not to?

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    Rice_Guy

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    You are looking at fermenters so you can assume they were manufactured with food grade materials.
    Industry uses a lot of polypropylene and HDPE pallet sized equipment. cost effective, easy to clean, fair with strong flavors as garlic, fairly thick wall so vapor penetration is acceptable, chemical resistant
     
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    If you use a vacuum pump to transfer or bottle, you might want to make sure they can take the vacuum without collapse.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2019 #4

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    Thanks for the replies. It’s been a while since I bought any equipment. PET was becoming popular and creating a lot of debate. I do fruit wines and DB. I want to use a bucket with a spigot to ferment, then rack to a smaller one to clear, then rack to a carboy to age. Trying to make a simple process and these buckets will help and are reasonably priced.
     

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