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Old 03-28-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default 5 gallon buckets $1.98 at Lowes

In case anyone needs one...


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Old 03-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #2
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are they food grade?


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are they food grade?
Also, do they come with lids?
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They had these at my local Home Depot for about $3 and another $2 for the lid. Yes they are food grade and seem to be more translucent than ale pales. But they also have more markings for litres and gallons. Another thing is they had a padded handle. I would have boughten some if they were 6 gallons.
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Well if thats the case they would be great for secondarys, Get rid of all that open head space in my bigger buckets.
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Beerzoid: We know about the Homer buckets from Home Depot. There's people around here who have been using them for years. In my case, I don't have a Home Depot locally, but I do have a Lowes.

I just need to know if the Lowes buckets are #1/#2 plastic, and if they have lids.
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These were different from the "Homer Buckets" (white vs. orange) and listed that they were food grade on the side. I didn't stop to see exactly what they were made out of.


Hopefully the OP will chime in about the lowes buckets, but I'm guessing they are the same ones.
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They are food grade.
I bought them for grain storage.

Just checked...#2

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CatchinZs: Did they come with lids, or did that cost extra?
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The lids are an additional 98 cents.


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