I’ve been fermenting in plastic buckets for 10 years with little issue, but wanted a fermenter that gave me better ability to control fermentation temps etc after picking up some diacetyl in a recent batch.I bought a couple of these in conjunction with FermWraps, the anvil temp control system, and InkBird temp controllers and couldn’t be happier. I’m now able to control my ferm temp within +/- 1 degree, from temps of 66F up to 90F for Kveik’s. The stainless is super easy to clean/sanitize and gives me more peace of mind than worrying about scratched plastic buckets. I only wish that it could hold pressure better for closed transfers to kegs. I was pumping about 1-2psi into the fermenter during my closed transfer and could hear the CO2 hissing out of the seam on the top, but I had this same issue with my plastic buckets. Only other thing that was kind of a pain for me was not realizing that the barb was 1/2 OD and needing to rig up a new setup (buy some new parts) for my closed transfer to get a tight seal, since the barb connect to my corny keg was 5/16.