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Old 06-30-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Life Latch® containers for primary?

I know people sometimes have issues getting the lids onto their fermenters tightly. I saw these (looking for grain storage myself) and wondered if anyone had tried them for fermenting in. Simple to drill a hole and add a stopper and airlock, and easy to get a seal, made of HDPE like the other buckets according to their site. And only 8.72 for a 6.5 gallon bucket from usplastics

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog_name=USPlastic&category_name=2 0329&product_id=11823

As I said I think I'll be buying a few for bulk grain storage. I can easily fit a 55 lb bag of grain in two of these.

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Old 06-30-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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I know people sometimes have issues getting the lids onto their fermenters tightly. I saw these (looking for grain storage myself) and wondered if anyone had tried them for fermenting in. Simple to drill a hole and add a stopper and airlock, and easy to get a seal, made of HDPE like the other buckets according to their site. And only 8.72 for a 6.5 gallon bucket from usplastics

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog_name=USPlastic&category_name=2 0329&product_id=11823

As I said I think I'll be buying a few for bulk grain storage. I can easily fit a 55 lb bag of grain in two of these.
I like those. I think they'd work fine for fermenting. The dolly they recommend would be a good idea if you're using them for grain storage.
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I only use these as my primary fermentors. I love them! I actually get them from my LHBS. All that I did was just drill a 1" hole in the lid and use a air lock with a stopper. Works great!

These are the exact ones that I use: http://www.m-m-industries.com/catalog/screw_top_pail/6-5_Life_Latch_Screw-Top_Pail.htm

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Don't remember where but on another list somebody said the other day they were using one of these as a primary and was about to order a whole pile of 'em. They must work OK.

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