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fermenting in SS vessel

Postby Odin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:59 am

I have a 50 liter SS olive oil can. Since I am not using it for distilling, I am thinking of using it to ferment in. Next to the plastic fermenters I already use. Any reason why this would be a bad idea?

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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby jake_leg » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:15 am

Sometimes the inner joins are a bit difficult to clean out. Yours is crimped at the bottom isn't it?

Other than that, I would think it is absolutely ideal. :8)
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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby Odin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:57 am

It looks very smooth and easy to clean, Jake. Yep, I just bought another olive oil can. Actually I only need the lid. We are going to make a pot still head on top of that. The first olive oil vessel is suited with a electrical heating element and serves as boiler. Means I have a vessel without lid in surplus. Would be nice to use it as a fermenter! The 50 liters on a UJSSM like recipe would give me like 30 liters of beer. Maybe a bit more. Ideal size to distill in the other 50 liter boiler ...

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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby punkin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:25 pm

Cling Wrap makes a perfect fermenter lid. You can see in there without lifting the lid and a rubber band strap or string around the outside allows enough gas out but none in. :8)
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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby jake_leg » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:42 pm

Sounds like a great set up, Odin!

Quite a few home brewers in the UK use a fusto to ferment in. They are easier to get hold off than kegs.
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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby Odin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:28 pm

Jake,

I got a great deal: EUR 40,- a piece! Sansone. Good quality, great looking ...

Punkin,

What is Cling Wrap? Not from the Anglo Saxo tongue originally. With some pun intended I could guess it is a sort of cloth one can see thru? Or maybe it is a Klingon sorta tortilla? "Wring Crap" also comes to my (dirty, I confess) mind, if that means anything at all ...

;)

Sorry, guys, just back from the weekly dancing lessons (Ball room, Latin) with the Mss. I hate it. Best part of it is that when it is finished the weekend REALLY starts. And doing something I don't want to do, gets me all worked up. The weekly torture. Had to dance the freekin' Vienna Walse, for crying out loud! Hush, don't tell any further, might damage my image. Definately damages my feet & friday night.

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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby likkerluvver » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:20 pm

Odin wrote:Jake,

I got a great deal: EUR 40,- a piece! Sansone. Good quality, great looking ...

Stainless is wonderful as a fermenter - scrub-able & easily sanitized. Sounds like a deal/plan.

Odin wrote:Punkin,

What is Cling Wrap? Not from the Anglo Saxo tongue originally. With some pun intended I could guess it is a sort of cloth one can see thru? Or maybe it is a Klingon sorta tortilla? "Wring Crap" also comes to my (dirty, I confess) mind, if that means anything at all ...

;)


Klingon tortilla!!! :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: I remember that old punchline nugget - a response to "What's a Klingon?" - "Crap around Uranus".
(I, too, never claimed to have a "clean" mind.) :lol:

It's that thin, clear, sticks-to-itself plastic on a roll - usually stretched over food in a bowl for storage.
Easy to forget that English is not your first language - I wish my second language was half as good :cry: :cry:

Odin wrote:Sorry, guys, just back from the weekly dancing lessons (Ball room, Latin) with the Mss. I hate it. Best part of it is that when it is finished the weekend REALLY starts. And doing something I don't want to do, gets me all worked up. The weekly torture. Had to dance the freekin' Vienna Walse, for crying out loud! Hush, don't tell any further, might damage my image. Definately damages my feet & friday night.

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WTF - Odin, father of the gods, is afraid of SWM(A)BO :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

At least it wasn't the quickstep. That ended in divorce for me 35 years ago. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby jake_leg » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:49 pm

That is definitely a great deal Odin :rkn:

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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby Odin » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:12 am

I remember many years ago I agreed with myself to only do things I like. And not do anything I don't like. Not talking about parenting responsibilities or being a selfish egomaniac, but we all know how others want us to do this and that. And mostly it is because "you are supposed to" that you do this. Eventhough you don't want it.

So I agreed on that and have been living by that rule happily for like 13 years now. And then, some 5 years ago, I forgot it for just one evening. Next thing I know is, I am dancing ...

Quickstep is the one I like best actually! On a good day that is.

So the Cling Wrap is clear! Thanks! Good tip. I would need a few small holes off course.

See ya guys!

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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby punkin » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:53 pm

You don't need holes in it. The co2 will find it's own way out. Holes will allow oxygen and bacteria in.

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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby Odin » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:38 pm

:roflmao:

Thank you Punkin. I will give it a go. The plastic I mean.

Feel something stirring in my brain. It wants to get out. Can't hold it back. Here it comes:

"Cling Wrap, Clingon Crap

Tortilla Wrap, Quick Stap

If I don't dance, The Wife will snap

Not a chance, no afternoon nap

But if she wants, we can dance

There you go girl, on my lap"

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Re: fermenting in SS vessel

Postby Lesterjack » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Nice find, nice poem, get her on your lap, dance allnight :!:
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