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Five Gallon Cedar Fermentation Vessel

from 375.00
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Five Gallon Cedar Fermentation Vessel

from 375.00

Cedar vessels have been used for centuries in Japan and other Asian countries as fermentation vessels. The vessels are long lasting due to the salt used during fermentation and more flavor is contributed as the vessel ages. The orientation of the wood grain on this bucket is the same as those for miso and fish sauce in Japan. This is important as it is different than other coopering and allows for retaining the moisture of the ferment.

This is available with a choice of either copper or iron bands. The copper bands, while more costly, are beautiful and develop a lovely patina. The iron bands will cause cosmetic staining on the outside of the bucket, while not affecting the contents.

A bit on nomenclature.. Is this a bucket, vat, barrel? A lot of people will call it a barrel, but the pictured item is only a single tapered vessel. The word "barrel" denotes a specific size of cask, and not all casks are barrels. As a cooper, I call this particular item a bucket, or more broadly, a vessel or vat.

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Cedar vessels have been used for centuries in Japan and other Asian countries as fermentation vessels. The vessels are long lasting due to the salt used during fermentation and more flavor is contributed as the vessel ages. The orientation of the wood grain on this bucket is the same as those for miso and fish sauce in Japan. This is important as it is different than other coopering and allows for retaining the moisture of the ferment.

This is available with a choice of either copper or iron bands. The copper bands, while more costly, are beautiful and develop a lovely patina. The iron bands will cause cosmetic staining on the outside of the bucket, while not affecting the contents.

A bit on nomenclature.. Is this a bucket, vat, barrel? A lot of people will call it a barrel, but the pictured item is only a single tapered vessel. The word "barrel" denotes a specific size of cask, and not all casks are barrels. As a cooper, I call this particular item a bucket, or more broadly, a vessel or vat.