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Old 04-19-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Home depot plastic Buckets

I have a few home depot plastic Buckets laying around, and I heard that not to use any plastic bucket with a #3 stamp or higher. It has a #2 stamp and I was just wondering if anyone has had any success with these buckets. I was wondering because I live 30 miles from my local brew store.

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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People use them. They are fine

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:03 PM   #3
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I use one as a grain bucket with no problems.

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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the red ones are my grain buckets.

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:12 PM   #5
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very cool, a cheap way to get away from my Mr.Beer Kit

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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They will work for a bottling bucket, but are a bit small for a 5 gallon batch. There won't be enough headroom for the krausen.

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If you want to use it as a fermenter then you need to buy a lid from a brew store.The one's sold at the home centers don't seal airtight.You can snap them on and move them up&down a little.I used to brew 3gal batches and use them as fermenters but eventually bought a 6.5gal. bucket from Morebeer for $8.

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