Author Topic: stainless steel milk can for a fermenter  (Read 4695 times)

Offline petesgalaxy

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stainless steel milk can for a fermenter
« on: February 25, 2012, 06:00:48 PM »
can you use a stainless steel milk can for a fermenter. i was looking at the lehman's 10gal Solid stainless steel Best Value Milk Can, but didn't know if the lid would fit tight enough. of course i would have to drill a hole for the airlock, but thats no big deal.
My main concern is that the lid fits tight enough.

Offline 88Q

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Re: stainless steel milk can for a fermenter
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 12:28:56 AM »
I used to ferment in  bucket with a towel over it FOR YEARS and never had a problem. All you need to be careful of is that there is that the "barrier" of co2 (heavier than air) produced by the fermentation cannot be disturbed by outside forces tat can contain wild yeasts (ie: breezes; wind, incessant checking of the bucket!!) .... so while a nice tight fitting lid is great for being able to contain the gasses produced, and therefore visualize the airlock activity, it is not absolutely necessary!

Having said that ... I;'d have no problem fermenting in a milk jug that was cleaned/sanitized!

Have fun!
88Q