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Old 07-25-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default fermentation bucket?

What's the difference between a $17 bucket from northernbrewer.com and a $3 bucket from the home depot?

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:43 AM   #2
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Home depot buckets are only 5 gallon.
Not too sure about northern but the buckets from
Midwest are 6.5 gallons.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:43 AM   #3
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Also what the difference between a 5 gallon better bottle and a 5 gallon water bottle from the culligan guy??

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:47 AM   #4
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Home depot buckets are only 5 gallon.
Not too sure about northern but the buckets from
Midwest are 6.5 gallons.
Slainte
Is that the only difference? I could use one from depot if only make a 2 gallon batch?
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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That I do not know I only have a 6.5 and 5 gallon glass carboys
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #6
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Food grade safe ?

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:50 AM   #7
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Food grade safe ?
I guess that's probably important lol
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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Also what the difference between a 5 gallon better bottle and a 5 gallon water bottle from the culligan guy??
I have two 5 gallon water bottles I use to ferment. They have to be a certain plastic. I know #1 plastic is safe to ferment in but there was another # that would work too. I just don't remember which one.

Do a search in the forum and you'll find threads on using water bottles and which plastic # 's they have to be.
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I have two 5 gallon water bottles I use to ferment. They have to be a certain plastic. I know #1 plastic is safe to ferment in but there was another # that would work too. I just don't remember which one.

Do a search in the forum and you'll find threads on using water bottles and which plastic # 's they have to be.
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/whi...-are-safe.html
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:54 AM   #10
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From what I remember #1 and #2 were both fine to ferment in and that link seems to agree.
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