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Old 02-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #11
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My local HBS bulk fills LME for me in strong plastic bags with zipties. That has to be cheaper than a 3$ bucket, sheesh. They have long square, 5x5x like 10 boxes and they drop the plastic bag in, fill the bag in the box, zip tie it, close and seal the box and off to the races. Seems like AHS should investigate, could save some money. Oh, my local HBS is http://www.annapolishomebrew.com/shopEXTbulk.asp the picture shows a container but the text explains you will get a bag in a box. I have had many many of their bags in the box and it ships and travels really well...

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:27 PM   #12
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You have to consider the labor and the box as well. I would rather send you a secure bucket and charge you less per pound on extract.

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:03 PM   #13
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I love those buckets!!! I use them for my blow off bucket, to hold a mixture of oxyclean or sanitizer, to catch the crap when I'm cleaning out the taps, the uses are endless.

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:30 PM   #14
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You have to consider the labor and the box as well. I would rather send you a secure bucket and charge you less per pound on extract.

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You are a better source, I just thought maybe that might save you more $
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:26 PM   #15
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Store the boxes of oxyclean, (since I can't find it in tubs)
store bagged hops in the freezer
Paint mixing
makes a nice sized beer glass.

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:54 AM   #16
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So I have a couple ideas that may be too obvious to work. Could we use them to brew small, one gallon batches of beer? I could drill a little hole and add a grommet... Or more likely, it seems like a good container for my next yeast starter. The next largest container I have is only 1/2 a gallon.

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Old 04-22-2011, 11:34 PM   #17
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I was putting my used grains from steeping into them and sending the buckets with grain in them to my buddy who had chickens, which he fed with the grains. I've also used them for yeast starters. If you just have way to many to use, then maybe someone on freecycle would like them.

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Old 05-01-2011, 01:01 AM   #18
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flip the bucket upside down leaving the lid on
drill a hole in the bottom, now the top (about 3in)
drill several smaller holes around the sides
stick your wet, sanitized carboy upside down in the 3 in hole and you got yourself a car boy dryer

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I use mine to hold starsan/water for my blowoff tube to go into. BOOYAA!!

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