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Old 07-25-2012, 07:05 AM   #11
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what's the difference between a $17 bucket from northernbrewer.com and a $3 bucket from the home depot?
$14
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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I use the orange home depot buckets all the time for 3.5 gallon or smaller batches. I haven't died, yet.

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Old 07-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #13
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what's the difference between a $17 bucket from northernbrewer.com and a $3 bucket from the home depot?
$14

(HD in my area has a white 5 gallon bucket for about $4. It has a "food safe" sticker on the outside, and it's made of the exact same plastic as my fermenting bucket from Northern Brewer. They also have a 2 gallon size for small batches.)
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:04 PM   #14
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While I can't weigh in on Home Depot, I know that Lowes sells 5 gal white buckets marked specifically as 'Food Grade' for about $4

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Old 07-26-2012, 05:44 AM   #15
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They also have a 2 gallon size for small batches.)
Which comes in handy! The damn lid doesn't seal for s--t though... Not that it matters, just don't expect a lot of airlock bubbling if you rig one up. Next time I might just try putting the lid on as is with no airlock since it seems to vent enough air.
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