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Old 02-25-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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I picked up 3 pickle buckets from burger king today. I want to put airlocks on them. What size hole do I need to drill or what size drill bit do I use? I want to put the grommet too. Also, should my HBS have grommets? Or, could I make one with something from lowes, home depot, etc.

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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They sell grommets at Lowe's. In the hardware isle. Look in the "specialty drawers"..
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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Are the pickle buckets 5 gal buckets?

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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Yes, they are 5 gallon buckets. With the lid that has the black rubber seal in it. I will just do 4 gallon batches in them. I will definitely get some more. They had 3 from just today. That puts me at 5 fermentors. I really don't need Anymore at the moment, but I mean sh*t , they are free and burger king just throws them away. Why not stock up on them.

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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I ust use these for my fermentors with a blow off tube

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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Can you get the pickle smell out of them or are you brewing an IPA (India Pickle Ale)?

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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That pickle will probabily never go away. Not tryin to burst your bubble.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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Yep, you need to do just what Burger King does with those buckets....throw them away. That pickle smell and taste will never go away.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #9
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Yeh I had already figured that and read that before. But they were free so no harm no foul. If I can most of it out I'll use them and if not, they will make real nice seats and many other things im sure

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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You want a half inch hole. I've put those grommets in lots of lids for various containers.

You can get the grommets at hardware stores in the specialty section, but I find them cheaper at my LHBS.

Put 4 ozs of bleach in the bucket and fill with cold water and leave for a week and see what happens.

 
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