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Old 11-21-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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HI everyone, I have access to these great buckets from my work. They have screw tops with rubber o-ring/gaskets just like the ones you buy at the homebrew shop. I have decided these are ok to ferment in, but I wanted some other opinions. They are HDPE 2 Plastic.

The picture is a 5 gallon bucket I have already turned into a bottling bucket. It had sodium chloride in it, which comes inside a plastic liner in the bucket. I also can get 6 gallon ones. The salt that comes in these buckets are reagent grade, so I am thinking that these are just as good if not better than the food grade buckets, as the buckets would have to not contaminate the contents. Any thoughts? Here are some pics...



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Old 11-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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They look alright to me,but even the 6G would need a blow off with the small head space.

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Looks like a good deal. As nionrdr says, you may still need a blowoff, but then you might need one even with a regular Ale Pale or the like.

Other than that, they look pretty sweet!

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Awesome. I did think about the need for blow-off. I don't get many perks where I work. I guess this is one!

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