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Old 05-26-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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I know it's easy enough to make a second fermenting bucket by getting a food grade plastic bucket and lid, then just drilling a hole in the top for the blowoff tube or airlock. my question is. WHERE can you get them that size??? I see 5 gallon HPDE buckets at HD or Lowes or Menards but those are just cheaper versions that are only 5 gallons. where can I find a good 6+ gallon food grade bucket and lid on the cheap?? (I know there's enough DIY guys out there that do that)

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Old 05-26-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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I know it's easy enough to make a second fermenting bucket by getting a food grade plastic bucket and lid, then just drilling a hole in the top for the blowoff tube or airlock. my question is. WHERE can you get them that size??? I see 5 gallon HPDE buckets at HD or Lowes or Menards but those are just cheaper versions that are only 5 gallons. where can I find a good 6+ gallon food grade bucket and lid on the cheap?? (I know there's enough DIY guys out there that do that)
If you live near a home brew store, you could ask them, order online, I have a probably 6.5 gal bucket from my LHBS and I can give you website, they may sell online.
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If you live near a home brew store, you could ask them, order online, I have a probably 6.5 gal bucket from my LHBS and I can give you website, they may sell online.
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oh I have a LHBS near me too, my problem wasn't finding the pre-made ail pails but rather finding a nice cheap substitute for them (I mean, common, $17 for a bucket with lid???? they aren't that expensive if you can get good Food grade 5 gallon buckets for $5 with lid)

or a second idea. could I use my 6 gallon bottling bucket as a primary and just get a 5 gallon cheapie to rack into for bottling? (and just use the siphon to get the beer into the bottles)
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Default Link to 6 and 7 gal food grade buckets

Here's what I use (I like the 7 gal model).

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...3470&catid=752

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just bought two, you have to put in grommets but they are food safe and 6 + gallons.

http://www.amazon.com/Paklab-Primary...6&sr=8-2-fkmr1

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just bought two, you have to put in grommets but they are food safe and 6 + gallons.

http://www.amazon.com/Paklab-Primary...6&sr=8-2-fkmr1
dang, that's not bad, $8.20 after the subscribe and save discount with prime. I can live with that for a secondary fermenter and grommets are cheap.

I'll of course wait to hear other ideas from our inventive diy guys here but I'm DEFINITELY keeping that as my first option if I can't find anything else cheaper. Thanks
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Have you tried the US Plastics website?

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I get 5 gallon corn syrup buckets with lid and gasket at my local grocer bakery for $1.

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I was able to get some 5gal buckets from the cafe at work --- Just gave them a week or two heads up and they saved me some buckets

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