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LowellR

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I run off  into the Speidel fermenter too hot and it collapsed, anyone know how to reform it?
 

Oginme

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Speidel fermenters are made from molded HDPE.  Once deformed, they can not be brought back to shape.
 

dtapke

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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.
 
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