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Brewing Topics => Equipment => Topic started by: LowellR on April 17, 2019, 05:39:59 PM

Title: fermenter
Post by: LowellR on April 17, 2019, 05:39:59 PM
I run off  into the Speidel fermenter too hot and it collapsed, anyone know how to reform it?
Title: Re: fermenter
Post by: Oginme on April 17, 2019, 05:56:33 PM
Speidel fermenters are made from molded HDPE.  Once deformed, they can not be brought back to shape.
Title: Re: fermenter
Post by: dtapke on April 18, 2019, 07:39:12 AM
melt it down, throw it through your rotoline rotational molding machine. BOOM! like new. (thats not actually how rotomolding works..)

yep, junk. you can try warming it up with a hairdryer, making sure to keep it below about 200-220F as it'll melt much above that.

also notable: HDPE is NOT, I repeat NOT autoclavable... just, don't.