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Old 12-30-2008, 07:28 PM   #11
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I echo the Vittle Vaults recommendation. But, I prefer the Soft Store bag version so I can store them in irregular places in my pantry.

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:54 PM   #12
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I also use the Homer buckets w/out liners. As previously stated they hold 25 lbs perfectly. Coincidence....I think not. They were made w/ homebrewers in mind

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Old 12-30-2008, 09:10 PM   #13
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Yep, they are marked with "HDPE" and the number 2 inside the hippie triangle. Can't remember which thread, but someone even got HD to contact their supplier and check...and their supplier said they were indeed food safe. Not sure I'd put hot stuff inside an orange pigment bucket tho .
Hmmmm according to this board they e-mailed the manufacturer and were told the white ones were food safe but the orange weren't....
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#2 HDPE doesn't mean it's automatically food safe. The dyes used to make the buckets colored aren't always food safe and I think food safe have to be made from virgin materials, some buckets could be recycled material. Lined would be fine I imagine though, I was probably going to pickup a bunch since they're on sale at mine right now for $2.79.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:44 PM   #14
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Just to clear things up a bit, I have emailed the mfr. rep at Leaktite and got the response that the buckets (across the board, regardless of color) are NOT considered food-grade. However, upon further investigation on their website I saw that the only buckets they offered for sale in orange are food grade buckets that can be custom printed with your company's logo/graphics. I drew my own conclusions, which in this case means that I personally store my grain in unlined orange Homer buckets and don't lose any sleep over it.

If it worries you, there are plenty of other options.

I should also note that HD recently switched from carrying the opaque white Leaktite buckets to a translucent clear bucket from another manufacturer which is explicitly marked "Food Grade" - so that may be another source of confusion. But those don't have the gasketed lid, IIRC.

One more thing - the price break is permanent according to the cashier at my local HD. New corporate policy to cut prices on all HD-branded items.

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Old 12-30-2008, 09:57 PM   #15
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One note about lining your homer buckets with trash bags.

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Can I store food for a party in GLAD Trash Bags?
No. GLAD Trash Bags are not recommended for food storage. However, GLAD Food Bags and GladWare® Containers are ideal for food storage and come in various sizes to suit your needs.

Our other trash and garbage products are made from plastic resins that are not recommended for food storage use. Of course, the resin used for GLAD Food Storage Bags has been approved by the FDA for contact with foods.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:07 PM   #16
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Try pet food containers. They are typically air tight to keep the food inside dry.
Thats what I use they are cheap at Target you can get one that will hold 70# or so of grain. My adjuncts are in tupperware type containers (made for flour sugar cereal etc) also cheap at Target, they have sizes that will hold 1, 2, 3, 5 &10lbs nicely.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:31 PM   #17
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we use a dog food storage bin. it holds exactly 55lbs. with some head room it has a large seal opening and a smaller sealed opening for scoops. cost about 10 bucks.

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Old 12-31-2008, 02:37 PM   #18
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we use a dog food storage bin. it holds exactly 55lbs. with some head room it has a large seal opening and a smaller sealed opening for scoops. cost about 10 bucks.
where did you get this from?
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:36 PM   #19
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where did you get this from?
Yes ditto. where did you find these for 10 dollars?
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Yes ditto. where did you find these for 10 dollars?
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