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Old 12-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #11
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Mixed reviews it seems. Again, this is only for bottling. My lhbs sells a 6.5 gallon bucket for $15, food grade. Might be worth the $12


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Old 12-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #12
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My lhbs charged me $13 for a shorter,wider 7.9G bucket & Italian red/white spigot. That spigot has a recess on the end of the spout that fits a 3/8" tube tightly. Seems to me the clearish/white home cheapo bucket with the graduations on the side is food grade. But check to make sure,as I think someone on here uses it.


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Old 01-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #13
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So from what I gathered from this and other threads, I ended up getting a $4 bucket from lowes, it's blue, #2 hdpe. I read that most people had issue with the red dye in the orange buckets, I think I'll be safe for now
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #15
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Uh oh I guess I am in trouble. I got a ten gallon square tote from walmart for my bottling bucket. Dang but I must have ruined hundreds of gallons of beer in that thing and not noticed it.

You will be fine with about anything as long as it is clean. The beer is not in it long enough to leach anything from the plastic.
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You can get 5-gallon food grade buckets at HD/Lowes. They're about 4 bucks. They are white. They are usually in the cleaning section, not with the paint.
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You know you can pick up a food grade white 5 gallon bucket at lowes for $3.50.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:02 PM   #18
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I'm Canadian, I looked around for white buckets and didn't find any. I didn't check the cleaning section though
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Is this true?

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Not All HDPE Containers Are Food Grade

There is a common misconception that all containers made of white plastic or HDPE plastic bearing the HDPE "2" plastic symbol symbol are food grade containers. This is not true.

If you are considering the purchase of a container from some place other than a kitchen or restaurant supply store, and the container is not clearly labeled as "food safe" or being made of food grade plastic, then you should assume that it is not food grade and you should not brine in it—unless you line it with a food grade plastic bag.
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It is true. As others mentioned, just because a certain type of plastic can be food grade doesn't mean that one product is. Dyes, mold release agents, etc. that aren't part of the plastic itself can render it non-food safe.


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