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Old 12-10-2011, 08:01 AM   #11
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Any local bakery, candy shop, popcorn shop, etc can hook you up with free food grade buckets. The local candy shop always gives me 2.5G and 5G pails with the lids. You have to clean them, but they are perfect for brewing different sizes. I have done 1G batches in my 2.5G pails just fine.

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #12
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Yea would be cool if you could find 3 or 4 gallon buckets for small batches. Just make sure you get the covers. Also HD sell 2 gallon paint buckets. I use them all the time to make 1.75 gallon batchs. That gives me about 17 bottles.
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I haven't had any issues using a 6 1/2 gallon fermenter bucket with any of the small batches I have done. I can use the same bucket for 5 gallon batches too, eliminating the extra buckets. Same goes for the bottling bucket. If you ever want to do the 5 gallon batches, go with the larger bucket unless you get a real deal (like free) on the small buckets.
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