while brewing may be illegal and hard to get equipment for, fermenting equipment should be very easy to get supplies for. What about some fermenting crocks with the water moat or some of the new tubs with the lids that press down?
this one is 2 gallons-
I definitely would not go with a narrow mouth carboy. PITA to get stuff in, out and cleaned.
PS- I have a 6 gallon plastic bubbler with the blue lid and airlock. also the lifting harness because, well, it's heavy and I'm inherently lazy~ ...been pretty happy with it.
Thank you for that info salsalady! I am lazy as well. The fermenters you linked might be available here but my initial search is turning up nothing yet.
In looking at the kimchi tank and the German style fermenter, how important is it to be able to look at a chili ferment to check it's progress? I assume the plastic containers you use are opaque? Presently I can check for mold etc easily through the glass of my lock lid bottles, which are inadequate for fermenting in the long run as they let air in. I'm leaning towards the widemouth at this point. https://www.thaibrew...ment/Fermenting
There are a few online stores that carry brew supplies here but not the range of stores you will have in the US. The widemouth and narrow mouth carboy are available here. The widemouth is around $55 US for the 3.5 gallon.
Thai people do ferment things like fish (play ra, very stinky) and sausages (nam) but I'm not sure if they make containers to do it. We have Japanese groceries here but not Korean. I will have to get the Thai spelling of "fermentation jars" as I'm getting nothing in my searches, although plenty of recipes.