Hi All - I've been thinking about trying my hand at brewing cider for a while and I'm finally researching and about to buy some supplies. I've decided to go w/ plastic buckets for fermenters for ease of cleaning and safety (I've got 3 kids under 5 and my wife would flip out at the prospect of a giant glass bottle falling/shattering on one of them lol).
Anyway a guy on craigslist near me is selling 5-gallon food-grade buckets w/ rubber-sealed lids for $2 each, which seems like a pretty sweet deal. The only thing I'd have to do is add a hole for an airlock. My thought was just to drill a hole in the lid and put one of in it...would this work? Is there a better option? Thanks for any info; take it easy.