Plastic Wine Fermenter
Besides being a great, economical choice, plastic wine fermenters are also handy to have around the winery for:
Note: Plastic scratches easily, and when it does it creates pockets that can harbor spoilage organisms. To minimize potential problems, never use a metal scrub pad to clean your plastic wine fermenter (we recommend using a soft white scub pad for this), and try to avoid hitting the interior surface of the vessel with your wine cap punch down tool!
- Trying out a new yeast strain before committing to a larger volume, or creating more complexity to your existing yeast program.
- Temporarily racking into if the need arises.
- Cleaning or sanitizing a bunch of items at once.