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Old 01-21-2007, 05:26 AM   #11
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I have never used this tool, but one of it's listed features is
"• Cuts lid flanges on plastic buckets safely without a knife"
I think this is what i was talking about earlier. not sure if it will work without cutting flanges. anyone out there with one of these have any input?

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Old 01-21-2007, 05:48 AM   #12
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*Just my 2 cents*

The rubbersealed twist top buckets with a locking device works great, and If I am not mistaking they are 6.5 gl.

Buckets were bought from McMasterCarr.com

They ar foodgrade




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Old 01-21-2007, 05:54 AM   #13
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Pretty cool idea at first blush, however, if that little airlock hole ever got clogged during primary fermentation, I imagine that entire bucket might explode (or at least tear open).

Just a thought...

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Old 01-21-2007, 05:59 AM   #14
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Another option is these:

http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/gam...d_products.asp

For $9, it may be worth it to you.
You beat me to it, I will match your 9 and lower you 1.65 - I think this is the source for your source...seen these once upon a time and thought of trying them but figured once a couple weeks it's good to get frustrations out and wrestle those lids off, but the words that can come out of my mouth at the time...

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...uct%5Fid=20669
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Pretty cool idea at first blush, however, if that little airlock hole ever got clogged during primary fermentation, I imagine that entire bucket might explode (or at least tear open).

Just a thought...

Hmmmm...I would say that if the hole is clogged the pressure would most likely push the ailock out and exit through the small hole.

Besides, If everything went ok (which it did) when fermiting my stout (OG- 1.076) I think I am ok. The airlock was boiling too, loved it, just wished I had it in glass to see the show.

But yes it is a good thought and damn, can you imagine the sound of a bucket exploding in your closet
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:24 AM   #16
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I say get a carboy 6 gal. My lhbs swears by them and will not sell plastic to anyone who wants to brew beer.(personally I think hes mildly crazy) They have worked great for me. But they really suck to clean compared to a scratch free bucket but they will always have a tight seal.

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Old 01-21-2007, 06:36 AM   #17
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I always wanted carboys so I bought em'. Bucket is going to be my bottling bucket, just needs to be drilled.

That said it looks like the tools will work...


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But yes it is a good thought and damn, can you imagine the sound of a bucket exploding in your closet
Not in my closet, my laundry room and yes I can imagine.

The holes can get clogged and do. My bucket lid was blown completely off. My wife didn't really see the humor in it at 2am. These things always seems to happen in the middle of the night. Like the time I left my compressor plugged in and it kicked in around 1am...


Once again, no humor.



Of course a blow off tube might help, but then again, the diameter of the hole is the stumbling block here.
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carboys
I have carboys but they are full.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:16 AM   #20
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Some bucket lids are supposed to have there rims lifted (bent upwards) before removale. They are designed to seal in transit.

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