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Old 04-03-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
Oct 2008
Miami, FL
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Brewing this weekend with no other primary fermentors and was wondering if I could use a 7G plastic bucket. When I began I used it about 2 times to sanitize equipment so it may be scratched (not visibly though). I didn't treat it especialy rough but I did put a stainless spoon in there.
Would I be ok in using it??

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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It should be alright. Just give it a good sanitizing.

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Old 04-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
Mar 2009
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I wouldn't think twice about it. You'll be fine. In my opinion, the dangers of scratched plastic are vastly overrated. My bottling bucket is scratched to hell but I still use it, and without ill effects.

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