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Old 05-10-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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This may a stupid question. I work near a paint store i know the owner talking to him about brewing and told him i need to buy some buckets for fermentation. He said we has some he would give me they are white 5 gallon new never used and the said 2 hdpe on the bottom .Are they cool to use for fermenting? I want to do some 2.5 gallon batch and think they would workgreat


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Old 05-10-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
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Never used + HDPE = good.


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Old 05-10-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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sounds gud go ahead
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cool going to pick them up in the morning. Now i need to found where i can buy lids i dont think he has any to fit
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:09 PM   #5
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cool going to pick them up in the morning. Now i need to found where i can buy lids i dont think he has any to fit
I am guessing if the guy sells paint in buckets, he's going to have some lids.

If not you can get them from midwest, northern, ahs, and probably your lhbs as well.

Good hookup on the buckets.
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I tried call them they all don't sell lids for 5 gallon buckets only 6.5 7.5 . when i get the buckets i hope he has lids ill drill a hole in them for the airlock get some orings then brew some 2.5 gallon batch's this weekend
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #7
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Home depot has gasketed lids for 1.99. I just bought a couple extra because the last two fermentation buckets I bought didn't have a gasket in the lid (not that it it matters probally). The buckets are great for storing grain.
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Home depot has gasketed lids for 1.99. I just bought a couple extra because the last two fermentation buckets I bought didn't have a gasket in the lid (not that it it matters probally). The buckets are great for storing grain.


Good to know. I was under the impression all the buckets were the same diameter (thus using the same lid).

Not at home so I cant easily check right now. But I know I stack all my buckets together when storing them.

I'm looking for a few more myself so off to HD I will go.
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I tried call them they all don't sell lids for 5 gallon buckets only 6.5 7.5 . when i get the buckets i hope he has lids ill drill a hole in them for the airlock get some orings then brew some 2.5 gallon batch's this weekend

What kind of beers do you have planned?

I like the idea of smaller batches for something I don't know if I will like. I still keep my Mr. Beer around for just that purpose.
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i want to brew Double Chocolate Stout ,Coffee Malt Stout ,Blueberry Chocolate Stout beers that i dont want to drink all the time and dont need a stock pill of. but would like to hsvr some time


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