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Old 02-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #11
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Yep, you need to do just what Burger King does with those buckets....throw them away. That pickle smell and taste will never go away.
I've used a pickle bucket as a bottling bucket. Just soak it in bleach water and air dry completely. I haven't noticed a smell or taste.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #12
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Go get free buckets from bakeries! They're also free, and they were used for sugar based products. Try Krispy Kreme if you have one around you..

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:40 AM   #13
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FWIW, I also have about ten five gallon pickle buckets with the yellow lid and black seal inside that I got from a restaurant in town; I also have a bunch of two gallon food grade buckets that once held sauerkraut; I have bleached, soaked and rinsed all of these and I have yet to make a beer that tastes like pickles or Ruben sandwiches
Also, your LHBS or Lowes should have the rubber grommets...I drilled a 3/8 inch hole, fitted the grommets and they fit either a bubbler or s-shaped airlock just fine.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:41 AM   #14
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The bakeries near me said they used to give them away but now they have to recycle them and they won't sell or give them away

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The bakeries near me said they used to give them away but now they have to recycle them and they won't sell or give them away
Try grocery store bakeries..
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:15 AM   #16
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Try grocery store bakeries..
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:35 AM   #17
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I got some from the walmart bakery near me. Frosting buckets

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:35 AM   #18
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I think I read that Homer Buckets from Home Depot are made of food grade plastic. I'm not sure about that, though. Maybe you can check into that. They don't cost a lot..
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i have one from lowes, it's food grade. The walmart here will only recycle

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:09 PM   #20
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Anyone found free buckets that are larger than 5 gallons, say 6 or 6.5 gallons?

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