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myakkagldwngr

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My brother wanted to try his hand at some wine last year and he bought a kit to start with. I think he got disappointed with his first on his own results, so hasn't tried anything else.
After we talked about my big batch of strawberry fermenting, he said I could use the two buckets he bought.
I'm not sure where bought them.
They are at least 7 gallon plastic buckets with a screw on gasketed lid. They have a grommeted bung with a drain on the side just off the bottom and are grommeted for an air lock.
The instructions printed on the lid say to hand tighten it and then give it a couple taps with a hammer to seal completely.
I'm cleaning them up now and just trying to figure out if these are just primarys or have them been designed to finish fermenting out too.
 

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I'm curious now can you show us a poicture of the bucket ?
 

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I'm guessing fermenting only. I have one like you describe at 6 gallons so it's really meant for 5 gallons of must. I wouldn't try fermenting to dry unless it's a red.

The screw top is so much more convenient. Much less work on the hands. I dont' do the tapping with a hammer part as it's just not necessary in primary IMO.



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That looks nice .So when you go from there to the carboy you just put it under the spout and fill ? Looks like you wouldn't trouble with the slurry getting mixed back in again . I wish I had screw on lids when I started but I finally bought the lid lifter ,best money I spent in a long time for such a small item .
 

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Now that is a nice fermentor bucket. Wonder if they are available in sizes of 7.9 gallons or above? Where can one find them?
 

myakkagldwngr

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You guys are good!!!!
That is the exact bucket. The only thing I can't figure out is that both of the ones I got from my brother have cracks in the tops where the air lock plug was inserted. Small enough that I think I can repair them.
 

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Little cracks in the lid should not be a problem during primary ferment. CO2 will lie on top of the wine and protect it.
 

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